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Old December 31, 2009, 01:28 PM   #1
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Multiple firearm usage of suppressor?

I am new to the forum and am interested in a suppressor for my Ruger MKIII. I was wondering if I could use the same suppressor for my 10-22. Anyone know the legalities?
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Old December 31, 2009, 01:38 PM   #2
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I swap my YHM can around on three different handguns, notably a Ruger MKIII, a Sig Mosquito, and a Walther P22. I have yet to put it on a .22lr rifle simply becuase I do not have one that is threaded. I know of no reason why you couldn't use it on a rifle or pistol or both.
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Old December 31, 2009, 02:06 PM   #3
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I move my 22 cans all over the place. I have a Ruger 22/45, a SIG Mosquito, a Walther P-22, a Ruger Charger, a Ruger 10/22, a GSG-5PK, and a SIG 522. I use the same suppressor on all of those.


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Anyone know the legalities?

It is the suppressor itself that is the registered item. In BATF's eyes "It" is the firearm. No problem moving it from gun to gun.
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Old December 31, 2009, 02:28 PM   #4
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You can use a registered suppressor on anything you want. However, Cans are usually designed for very specific calibers, and/or guns. If the threads match up, you could use that .22 can on a .22-250 rifle....legally, but it would surely destroy the can and may even be dangerous.

There may be one exception to this - integrally suppressed guns. I don't think that you can take an integrally suppressed barrel and use it on another gun, but I'm not sure about this.
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Old January 2, 2010, 12:18 AM   #5
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Some people buy a 30 caliber can and use it on everything from 17-30 caliber. The only problem that can occur is that if you use it on a rimfire gun, you will get lots of crud buildup that is difficult to clean out unless you can take the silencer apart.

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Old January 2, 2010, 01:05 AM   #6
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White vinegar and H2O2 will solve that problem unless it's an aluminum can.
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