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Silencerco SS sparrow.WOW

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by nforest, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. nforest

    nforest Eugene, OR & Costa Rica Active Member

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    So after a really long wait I finally got my form 4 approved. took the silencerco SS sparrow our for the weekend and put 1000 rds through it. All I can say is "take your earplugs out so that you can enjoy it"
    cleaning it was another matter. I First tried the regular solvents, IE hopps #9. that did nothing , then I found out that vinegar eats lead, So I soaked the parts in straight white vinegar, which loosened the lead. 15 min later and the silencer looked new inside.

    So i just took it apart for the second time, however, I coated the internals with TC Bore Butter after cleaning it the first time. Wow. the build-up just fell off. Hats off to the guys at silencerco for a great design and a silencer that will outlast me.

    I fully plan to put 52,000 rounds per year down the hole of this baby. Being solid Stainless I doubt that I will have any problems, will keep you guys posted.
     
  2. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    Kind of interesting, that straight vinegar loosened the lead. BTW, congrats on the can. :)
     
  3. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    I plan on purchasing a sparrow when it comes time to by a .22 suppressor.
     
  4. nforest

    nforest Eugene, OR & Costa Rica Active Member

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    Just be aware that the vinegar turns the lead into lead acetate (colourless white solid with a slight odour of ethanoic acid) which is NASTY STUFF!!! so do that outside and with gloves on! I would also be careful as I know it does not do anything to stainless steel, but no idea on other metals. Also now I have to take the TC Bore butter off before the vinegar dip. Im using a soak in non-chlorinated brake cleaner for that.
     
  5. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    For those in Kitsap County = I checked with Kitsap County Hazardous Management on Saturday and they do accept lead acetate for disposal.
     
  6. nforest

    nforest Eugene, OR & Costa Rica Active Member

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    UPDATE: Mix the vinegar 50/50 with Hydrogen peroxide to dissolve the lead (only known to be safe with Stainless steel)
     
  7. dj_fatstyles

    dj_fatstyles renton New Member

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    and titanium
     
  8. nforest

    nforest Eugene, OR & Costa Rica Active Member

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    anyone a chemist? What if i mix them together and then boil them? Who will let me come over and use their stove? :)
     
  9. Abiqua

    Abiqua Oregon Active Member

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    No need to boil them. A little heat does help, tho. Put the solution and item to be cleaned in a glass jar, set it on your bench and put a lamp next to it so the heat from the light bulb warms the solution.
    Use an incandescent bulb, not a crappy Al Gore CFL bulb. You'll get more heat and be able to see what you're doing.