Thread: Silencers
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Old 11-20-2010, 14:50   #14
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[QUOTE=hatidua;16330962]Wrong. (and it's "suppressor", not silencer - 'silencer' is a Hollywood/mall ninja term that inaccurately describes what the item is capable of)


The term "silencer" was not an invention of Hollywood at all.

While not technically correct, it was coined by Hiram Maxim around 1902.
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