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janice6 10-12-2013 15:12

Silencers on Revolvers
 
I was watching "The Untouchables" movie last night and I noticed a BG putting a silencer on a revolver. Yes I know it's just a movie.

However, I was curious about just how effective a silencer is on a revolver, when gasses escape via the forcing cone and the cylinder gap prior to the silencer?

Lockback 10-12-2013 15:17

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Originally Posted by janice6 (Post 20685167)
I was watching "The Untouchables" movie last night and I noticed a BG putting a silencer on a revolver. Yes I know it's just a movie.

However, I was curious about just how effective a silencer is on a revolver, when gasses escape via the forcing cone and the cylinder gap prior to the silencer?

It's not effective, for the reason you mention.
It's a movie invention, for dramatic purposes.

janice6 10-12-2013 18:32

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Originally Posted by Lockback (Post 20685176)
It's not effective, for the reason you mention.
It's a movie invention, for dramatic purposes.



Thanks. I suspected as much but I'm not an expert and my state doesn't trust me with them.

Lotiki 10-12-2013 19:16

The nagant model 1895 revolver has a cylinder that seals against the barrel when the hammer is cocked. It is the only revolver I know of that can be effectively silenced

janice6 10-12-2013 19:19

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Originally Posted by Lotiki (Post 20685674)
The nagant model 1895 revolver has a cylinder that seals against the barrel when the hammer is cocked. It is the only revolver I know of that can be effectively silenced



Fascinating. Thanks for the information.

nursetim 10-12-2013 19:36

Silenced nagant video.


r3dot 10-12-2013 20:44

What's a silencer? :P

Batesmotel 10-12-2013 21:06

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Originally Posted by r3dot (Post 20685885)
What's a silencer? :P

It's like a suppressor but only used in the movies. :supergrin:

Joshhtn 10-12-2013 21:16

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Originally Posted by r3dot (Post 20685885)
What's a silencer? :P

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Originally Posted by Batesmotel (Post 20685934)
It's like a suppressor but only used in the movies. :supergrin:

Actually, Hiram Maxim, the man who invented the silencer/suppressor, originally called them "silencers" (The Maxim Silencer)...

r3dot 10-12-2013 21:50

There's the 'actually' guy.


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Joshhtn 10-12-2013 22:04

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Originally Posted by r3dot (Post 20686010)
There's the 'actually' guy.


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:wavey:

Just a fan of facts and history... :supergrin:

jockomikey 10-13-2013 02:10

Saw a suppressor used on a revolver on T.J. Hooker. Fell of the sofa laughing... Dude used it in a grocery store and no one heard a thing.:rofl:

Berto 10-13-2013 02:20

They made a suppressor for the Webley or Enfield revolver too, it was a contraption that captured gasses from the cylinder gap as well.

JuneyBooney 10-13-2013 13:26

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Originally Posted by Lockback (Post 20685176)
It's not effective, for the reason you mention.
It's a movie invention, for dramatic purposes.

They do show it a lot on old tv shows too like the old Hawaii Five O shows..revolver with a silencer.

pizza 10-13-2013 15:44

They have to work though man...Davis used one on Magnum Force on his Colt Python. LOL!

tenforme 10-13-2013 19:29

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Originally Posted by Lotiki (Post 20685674)
The nagant model 1895 revolver has a cylinder that seals against the barrel when the hammer is cocked. It is the only revolver I know of that can be effectively silenced

I think Webley made a pistol which did the same thing. I wonder if it copied the nagant?

casualoffender 10-14-2013 12:23

Didn't I also see one in "Get Smart"?

fnfalman 10-21-2013 20:56

Just because you people didn't know about revolvers and silencers, it doesn't mean that the unit didn't exist.

Advantage of the silenced revolver: no ejected brass. Sure, you can modify the M1911's thumb safety to lock the slide, but then you get one round then you will have to manually eject and chamber the next round. With the silenced wheelgun, you have five, six, seven or eight rounds ready to go. More if you go with a .22LR wheelgun.

Why would you care about non-ejection, one might ask? When leaving brass behind is a big nono, that's why.

Besides the Nagant, the Ruger GP100 had been modified in the 1980s to be silence-able. It was either Knight or Robar that did it. Knight for sure did a Redhawk conversion.

So, before you people start mocking about revolvers and silencers, do some googling.

fnfalman 10-21-2013 20:57

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Originally Posted by Joshhtn (Post 20685954)
Actually, Hiram Maxim, the man who invented the silencer/suppressor, originally called them "silencers" (The Maxim Silencer)...

Silly machine gun/firearm inventor. If he were to really know his guns & accessories, he would have called it a sound suppressor like all the cool commandos.

cowboywannabe 10-21-2013 21:00

in the Manchurian candidate (no, not Obama, the first one) the silenced revolver worked pretty good....


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