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Old November 13th, 2008, 02:32 AM
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So i know little to nothing about silencers.

i am curious i have seen only ever in movies silencers on revolvers is this really possible?

i am not considering doing it just curious if its at all possible?
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So i know little to nothing about silencers.

i am curious i have seen only ever in movies silencers on revolvers is this really possible?

i am not considering doing it just curious if its at all possible?
no, not on an open revolver, you would need some thing around the flash to stop the noise.

The flash is that non gun area between the cylinder and the barrel. In some movies you will see some one put a wet towel around the revolver, this would help, but also make it very hard to shoot.
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that makes sence i never even thought about the flash good point!

thats why i ask the experts!
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Default Re: Silencer on a revolver?

For truly silent operation, well, as quiet as she can be, you would need a bolt action.

Even a semi is going to open up to eject the round.

A bolt gives you a better seal throughout.
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Default Re: Silencer on a revolver?

As a rule, no, you can't silence a revolver, due to the barrel-cylinder gap which allows hot gases (and noise) to escape during discharge. However...







The 1895 Nagant revolver has a special mechanism that moves the cylinder forward to form a seal between the case mouth of its special ammunition and the barrel. This allows it to be used with a suppressor for supremely silent operation.
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Default Re: Silencer on a revolver?

Yes it is possible to silence a revolver, you just have to use the right kind. This has been discussed a little over on SilencerTalk in this thread
http://www.silencertalk.com/forum/vi...light=revolver

Here is a video of a silenced 1895 Nagant revolver.

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It's called the cylinder gap. OH NO! Now there's gonna be a federal ban on TOWELS!
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Default Re: Silencer on a revolver?

I have read that during the Vietnam war, tunnel rats would use suppressed revolvers to keep the muzzle flash and noise to a minimum. There would still be some noise, but not as much.

This raises the question, why suppress a revolver rather than the 1911? I suspect it was a functional issue. With the extra weight of the suppressor on the slide, it could affect how the gun cycles. In a DA revolver, cycling is not an issue. If I were doing that job, I know I would want 100% reliability and not have to think about clearing a jam in a 2' space.

This thread has a picture of an Army soldier with a suppressed .38 S&W that claims to support that. Looks like there's some sort of low light aiming device on it as well.
http://goldismoney.info/forums/showthread.php?t=311339

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A bud of mine was a rat and he told me they especially liked the "hush puppy", which was a M-39 S&W with special ammo. It was very rare. I think it was made for special ops. (to eliminate guard dogs, hence the name)
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Put a potato on it.......
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