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Old August 6, 2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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Aluminum Can?

I have an old Dcell Maglite made from AA.

The shape, length, and threaded ends make this ideal for a can project.
Saw off the end under the button, machine / bore a plug for the cut off end end, drill tap some machine screws, use one for a set screw...

I have made one many years ago for a .22 with very good results.

I have just acquired a Sub-2000, this is going to have a significantly greater amount of gas to control.

With machined plug, I end up with just shy of 600cc volume

Should I even attempt this as I did for the .22, or is it just going to be a pipe bomb waiting to hurt someone?

Does anyone have an good resources of volume/round @ barrel length ratios?
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Old August 6, 2012, 12:37 PM   #2
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I vote no.
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Old August 6, 2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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Ah... are you in the USA Sabre9mm? I'm thinking no... that, or you're really not playing with a full deck.
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Old August 6, 2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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Um, unless you have all the licenses, stamps, and legal stuff (providing you're in the States) I would go as far as making that thing a high-tech bloop tube and stop there.
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Old August 6, 2012, 08:36 PM   #5
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Me thinks I shall take that all as a no...
Thanks.
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Old August 6, 2012, 08:40 PM   #6
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You need to research the laws regarding silencers.

I hope you realize that making one without the appropriate ATF paperwork is a federal offense.
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