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    Lightbulb is it possible using a 3D printer to print a sound suppressor(silencer)?


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    Probably, but I wonder how long it would last. Lots of hot gases and shock-waves come out of the end of a barrel.

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    I imagine that it's possible, but there are much simpler, less expensive ways to build a can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    I imagine that it's possible, but there are much simpler, less expensive ways to build a can.
    Well, yeah. But then it wouldn't be all nerdogeek cool. It would just be a can that worked. Where's the fun in that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    I imagine that it's possible, but there are much simpler, less expensive ways to build a can.

    I thought the oil filter attachement was pretty interesting.

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    I have seen one made out of machined plastic ( dense looking nylon) for a .22 It was a 3 piece job and could take a fair few rounds before replacement.
    Every time a discussion on homemade suppressors arises I think of my Grandpa and his Colt Woodsman suppressor / blunderbuss mishap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laconian View Post
    Well, yeah. But then it wouldn't be all nerdogeek cool. It would just be a can that worked. Where's the fun in that?
    Also, something I would never ever do.

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    hell, a coke bottle, duct tape and some subsonic ammo works really well for a few shots...

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    I thought the oil filter attachement was pretty interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Also, something I would never ever do.
    Good answer.

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    looking at original posters location big question is why the sudden need for mr whisperer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISNJH View Post
    looking at original posters location big question is why the sudden need for mr whisperer.
    just being inquisitive

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    Quote Originally Posted by shuredgefan View Post
    Thing about that is any machine shop could turn those out in no time. Hell, if you had a lathe you could make your own pretty easily. (Not legally mind you.)

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