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Silencer attachment -seeking help

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Liberty97045, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    I would like to use my .308 suppressor on some of my other guns and was wondering if anyone can help me find a clamp on barrel adapter that will provide threads without actually threading the barrel. Does such a thing even exist? What I am picturing is either a collet or a split collar that provides the 5/8"-24 threads needed for mounting.

    Two guns in question are a 10/22 standard barrel and the other is a bull barrel that measures 0.810" OD.

    Ideas?
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    DON'T do that.

    Clamp on is a horrible idea considering the tolerances that are needed. There is a reason such things do not exist. Even if you find someone to build you one are you really willing to risk the $1000 + tax + wait you spend on your silencer? If you damage the outside to the point it is not repairable NFA has ruled that the maker's can no longer replace and re-stamp the tube so you would be out all that time and cost.

    Second issue is that you really really dont want to use any silencer other then a take apart model on a .22 because they are horribly dirty and need to be cleaned.
     
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  3. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    What he said. :thumbup:
     
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  4. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Point taken on the .22 but I should clarify that the other is a .17hmr. I think the chance of a baffle strike is small because of the caliber reduction.
     
  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Again if you want to risk your $$$ by all means find a smith to make you one. Odds are the cost will be close as threading and still have all the risk. Again there is a reason you dont see that kind of mount. How many thousand's of an inch being out of square will it take for a bullet to cause a strike at the end of a ~8" long tube? I know this is an equation that can be figured out with all the right numbers but the answer is VERY small.

    You can get almost any kind of thread/mount adapter you like though.
     
  6. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks. Can barrels be threaded in place?
     
  7. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I pull the barrel and thread with a lathe.
     
  8. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Some can and some can not. It depends on the gun, the lathe and the operator.

    I know Tornado Tech can do many without pulling the barrel.
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Pulling the barrel isn't very hard for the 10 22 and can't imagine it being that difficult on any 17 gun.
    And if you don't think you can,the 'smith can do it pretty easily

    I'm not seeing any good reason to not thread the barrels. He'll make you a protector,too