06 January 2016


One machinist buddy thinks my suppressor clone should be between 16 and 20 hours to build.

That translates to $1,440 to $1,800 at his shop because $90 an hour for prototyping.

The good news is that with an approved stamp in hand I have no time limit to start work or even finish.  I could literally take decades to whittle it from a block of iron using a Q-tip and toothpaste.

Time to fill out my eforms and plunk down $200, I think.

The saddest thing about this project, really, is that it's not going to yield a very good suppressor by modern standards.  If it works as well as the real thing, it's only going to give a 26 dB reduction compared to 32-35 dB for a more modern design.

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