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Old 10-12-2013, 15:12   #1
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Old 10-13-2013, 13:26   #4
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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.
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Old 10-12-2013, 19:16   #5
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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
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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.
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Old 10-13-2013, 19:29   #7
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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?
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Silenced nagant video.

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What's a silencer? :P
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What's a silencer? :P
It's like a suppressor but only used in the movies.
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What's a silencer? :P
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It's like a suppressor but only used in the movies.
Actually, Hiram Maxim, the man who invented the silencer/suppressor, originally called them "silencers" (The Maxim Silencer)...
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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.
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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.
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It's like a suppressor but only used in the movies.
I usually think of it as the more common and widley understood term for what mall ninjas insist on calling a suppressor, when they are trying to sound like operators.

Correcting people on "silencer" vs. "suppressor" ranks right below correcting people on "magazine" vs. "clip" in the list of annoying habits that identify mall ninjas and gun-geeks down at the gun shop.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:10   #18
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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.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:20   #19
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They made a suppressor for the Webley or Enfield revolver too, it was a contraption that captured gasses from the cylinder gap as well.
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They have to work though man...Davis used one on Magnum Force on his Colt Python. LOL!
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