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New Thompson Machine Silencer

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by wired, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    On GSG-5P that is now an official rifle. Core comes out the front for cleaning and the tube stays welded to the barrel so barrel length is 16 1/4"

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  2. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. I like the idea of detachable suppressors (to use on multiple hosts), but I guess if you can basically get a suppressed "SBR" for just one tax stamp, that's pretty cool. Specially since you can't have SBR's in Washington, as I understand. What's the price? Did it come as a replacement barrel or do you have to send your barrel in to be modified?
     
  3. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    I machined the barrel to fit the gemtech adapter. It has to be turned down a bit in front and cut back to the level of the front sight. Not exactly a drop in deal but it was 10 minutes on the lathe at the most. I bought this one specifically for the GSG as I have other .22 muzzle cans. Good thing abouth the thompson can is the core comes out the front and I can shoot it at Washington ranges without being nervous. Then when I go out in the woods to commit misdemeanors I can screw the core back in.

    I paid the princely sum of $150 for it.

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  4. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    I wondered about that, if you could change it to a "legal to use in Washington" configuration.


    You mean, when you come to Oregon, you can screw the core back in, right?
     
  5. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    Nope. That's not what I meant.:)
     
  6. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    That's a great idea - I'm thinking of doing something similar for a PS90.

    If you remove the core, it's just a 'fake silencer' then right? It's still over 16 inches and hence not an SBR.
     
  7. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    Fake silencer, barrel extension , whatever. Its not a silencer without the core according to the WA state regs. Still 16"


    If SIG ever puts out their 522 pistol I'll pick up another and make it a rifle.
     
  8. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Why wait? Couldn't you do the same thing with the rifle? Just cut and permanently attach the outer part of the suppressor.
     
  9. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    Different front end furniture and barrel profile.