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    Posted: 08 May 2005 at 5:46pm
i was wondering if u could maybe make a silencer out of pvc pipe? couldn't u just drill holes and fit it over ur barrel and paint it?If anyone else has ideas post them below plz
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it's illegal.

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yea i meant a fake one sry

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They are only illegal if they are not approved and registered by the BATF
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Most are illegal. I doubt you'd get a PVC pipe silencer passed.
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search 4 silencrs i have a topic on them!!

 

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i meant just make a fake one for looks. is that illegal?

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well you know, my friend his dad is a reall salty player, he's been playing since nelspots, and we were playing a rec game once and he and his buddy have these ancienct but hihg end pump guns, they whip out there silencers and us ehtem, it sounds like it does in the movies.  The refs didn't give them any pr oblems and they were really quiet (not that it mattered because they were so big everyone saw them) These guys are relaly good they are some really great paintballers that were unstoppable, and they used the silencers, so I don't mean to sound like a dumb noob but they were using them so they might not be illegal in certain areas
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use a piece of rubber tubing and cover just the end like 4 inches of the barrel
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he said fake 3 posts ago...

not as long as it doest work it wont be illegal

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http://www.awcsystech.com/civiliansales.html check out this site, it clearly states that suppressors are legal in most states,

 

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Yea, I've found many online companies selling suppressors. I was shopping around for a new handgun and one of the only places you can buy them requires you to order one of their suppressors with it.

Read the "Buying Suppressor Info" it will tell you where they are legal and how to aquire them

http://www.lauerweaponry.com/index.cfm?Category=160&Subc at=Carbon%20Fiber%20P22

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its only illegal if you get caught so where can someone get a real silencer for the A5???
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    why is it illagle if its on a paintball gun???
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Because it can be adopted to a firearm.
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Originally posted by Psyrecx Psyrecx wrote:

Yea, I've found many online companies selling suppressors. I was shopping around for a new handgun and one of the only places you can buy them requires you to order one of their suppressors with it.

Read the "Buying Suppressor Info" it will tell you where they are legal and how to aquire them

http://www.lauerweaponry.com/index.cfm?Category=160&Subc at=Carbon%20Fiber%20P22

They also carry some nice gun paint if you need any.

What, this again???

OK, one more time for those who have not been paying attention.

Silencers and suppressors are illegal if they reduce the sound of a firearm by mre than half AND if they can be adapted for use on a firearm.  This means that even though a paintball gun is not a firearm, some silencers\suppressors can be made that will work on a real firearm.  You can however legally own a silencer.  It requres that detailed plans or sample be sent to the ATF for inspection and approval and if approved a $200 tax be paid for each item.  You can avoid the $200 tax if your design can be shown to be unuseable on a real firearm, but it still need to go the ATF for approval and certification.  Your local law enforcement will be unlikely to know the difference between a real silencer and a fake one, so you will need some sort of official documentation to avoid siezure and/or a ticket.

Now, given the amount of hassel, do you really NEED a silencer for your paintball gun?   

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If it's just a piece of plastic tubing stuck over the endo f your barrel, you could probably show any cop that it's fake.

And again, they are federally restricted by the BATF, and there are also state laws. For those that want to argue it, you have internet access. Go to the BATF's website and read their FAQ. They have an answer there. If you think they are stupid, call and ask them, spend some money on getting a lawyers opinion, and if you still don't agree that they are illegal, put up or shut up. By that I mean, become a test case. Make or buy one, and get arrested for having/using it. Go through the court prodeceedings, and the appeals. After you bankrupt yourself, you might have the regs changed. Good luck with that.
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can u just use one for looks like the big machine gun ends? i tried and it didn't change the sound at all

 

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ok you are not getting it...

regardless of the reprocussions what if someone wanted one???

i know its hard to beleive but not everybody follows EVERY law

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I'd go ahead and try it, it looks cool sometimes, and does its job, but adds a lot of weight.  I used one on my sl-68 II before, and it works great, especially since the stock barrel has no porting at all.  It's up to you if you want to risk getting caught, just to make your gun a little bit quieter though.
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