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    Can a revolver be suppressed

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    Can you suppress ( silence ) a revolver ? Please vote in the poll ( assuming i do this right ) before you view the link because it's an experiment that may change your answer .

    YouTube - Silenced 1895 Nagant revolver (NFA)
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    It depends on what you mean by effectively. Tight tolerances between the cylinder and barrel would make it somewhat effective but loose tolerances would make it almost pointless IMO.
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    Yes. The Nagant revolver is well known for being suppressed, as the cylinder moves forward to seal off any gap. Knights Armory also made suppressed revolvers out of Ruger Redhawks, but much of the information is classified.
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    I think matiki and Tubby are correct, it can be done with a little more work and know how.
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    Interesting. The chamber/forcing cone tolerances must be just right. I voted no of course (effectively).

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    As a general rule, no you can't. It can in some cases make it louder.

    But with an example like that revolver where the cylinder is able to create a seal, sure. But not all revolvers are like that.

    That is a pretty cool setup that guy has there.
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    I voted yes - seen the Nagant before...

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    Voted Yes!
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    Well, I voted yes, but only because I figured that the obvious answer would be, well, obvious.

    I hadn't seen the Nagant before. Pretty slick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    Knights Armory also made suppressed revolvers out of Ruger Redhawks, but much of the information is classified.
    I believe it was Machinegun News (before it became SAR) that had a good write-up on the canned Redhawks. "Ooohhh, aaaaaahhhhh, Papa Smurf!"

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    Why would you want one?

    There are better tools for the job.
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    I said yes, thinking of the Nagant. As far as I knew that was the only one that was possible. Didn't know about the work Knights was doing. But on a lighter note.......
    Of course you can silence a revolver! They did it on Get Smart all the time. They even had one in stereo! They also used one in "The Sting". Don't you guys ever watch TV or go to the movies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcp1810 View Post
    I said yes, thinking of the Nagant. As far as I knew that was the only one that was possible. Didn't know about the work Knights was doing. But on a lighter note.......
    Of course you can silence a revolver! They did it on Get Smart all the time. They even had one in stereo! They also used one in "The Sting". Don't you guys ever watch TV or go to the movies?
    I was just going to say 'I guess you've never seen The Sting.'
    I don't think that was a Nagant though, just Hollywood.

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    Why would you want one?
    Beats me other than the " cool factor " . I just found it interesting given my knee jerk NO reaction that someone did it , and not only did it but spent more on a tax stamp than the original pistol likely cost . Now if anyone has read this far without voting ( shame on you , its out of the spirit if not the conditions ) . i have given it up lol . Now i knew you could easily do it with a nagat , and i knew that some work was done with mixed success with ruger revolvers some years ago ( and we cant even find out why it was " mixed " because the only thing we can see is one working copy , and some company bs about how it " may " work . they fall back on classified and privileged info . this fella took the cheap route , a nagat and a tax stamp lol . IIRC the nagat cost him the 90 bucks or so they bring , the stamp is on the tube .

    Still its an interesting excursive fo both the " nomenclature nazi " and the" mall cop " in all of us . I guess ill close by saying Yes you can , but not like Hollywood makes it seem you can , and unless you shop curios and relics for old obscure revolvers well i would not get hopes up lol .
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    Get you a Nagant, follow the law (tax stamp...$ 200?) & stick a .32 mag cylinder in there.

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