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How To

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A COlnplete Guide
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction I
Construction Section @ @ 4
Screen Silencer @ 6
Soft Drink Bottle Silencer 20
Pipe and Soft Drink
Bottle Caps Silencer @ 32
Pipe Silencer 55
INTRODUCTION
One of the problems man ha had to contend "Ith
throughout the histor) of firearms. has been noise.
Por to discharging an unilenceJ Ncapon. some
shooters have the Icndency to flinch in anticipation of
the muzle bla b thus affecting arcurac). After dis
charge. a bigger problem is the period of temporary
deafne .... the ..huoter experience".
Gun noise also anracts allcntion. and for individu
als or .mall group .. of combatants. facing a superior
force. this could mean detection and dhastcf_
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Gun noise can be categorized UO three major
cinegones.
I. LM^1LAL ^Lb
The noise Ihe \ eapon's mcchanbm make ..
in order 10 fire a round.
Thi > noise would be leas! nVticeable in a boil aelion
weapon. due to its minimum of moving pan .. . and
mtht noticeable in an open bolt submachine gun Iypc
weapon or .. emi-auto weapon. In rea! practice. ho\
ever. all three weapon systems have been effectively
silenced. examples being the MAC 10/11 submachine
guns anu the RUGER MK I and HIGH STANDARD
.:2 caliber semi-auto pistols.
2. bL^IL LHALW
The noise a bullci makes *Vhen traveling
over JlO fp > (feel per second).
When a bullellravcls 3t"uper .. onic veloities [here
will be a sonic crack much like a jei"s sonic t)om.
Little can be uone O lower the velodty of bullets
\ hich Ira vel at a much higher level t 110 fp<.
Extensive modifications to the weapn'" barrel sys
telll would be required. One modification could be
p()l1ing Ihe barrel to release propellant ga< btfore Ihe
bullel exib the barrel to reduce veloily. This is
undesireablc in ceria in calibers as they require a high
veloity in order O b effective. Cibe in pin! is the
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Other calibers ..hich are just slighlly abve the
110 fp. level. as i') the case wilh the 9mm IU!<f. can

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be properly lowered to <ubsonic levels b hand loud
ing \\ ilh lighter p,\dcr charges or u<ing heavier
bullet.. I r using . 2" long rifle caliber ammunition. Iry
to avoid hypr velocity rounds as some exceed ,uper
.. onie levels.
3. MUZZLE A51
Th noise generated by the escape of the
hal propellant gas.
Of all the noises associated with fircanm the 010<1
significant is the mualc blast. \\hkh is caused by
escaping propllant ga' upon bullet exit from the
barrel.
The obJective of Illost silencer designs i! to reduce
the muzle bln:1 by prevClIing [he sudden release of
the hot propellant gas long c!l(lugh lO reduce its pres
sure and lower it .. temperature.
In con:tructing any silencer. there are: few points
that should be con!idcrcd first. 'w.h thc purpse
for Nhich lhc dcvice will be used and Ihe degrec of
silencc desired. II .. hould be remembered Ihal com
piele iknce has rarel) been achicvcd. For maximum
effectiveness. a caliber should be chu .. en lhat is below
super 'onic vclocity and that doc not produce so
great an amount of escaping ga a!. to make the
silencer 100 largc and bulky. thus impractical.
Whcnever pssible. avoid revulve f they usu
ally can nOI be effectively silenced due to the e<cape
of gas between the barrel and chambrs.
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CONSTRUCTION
SECTION
The follo\\ ing designs were main I) s!lected for
their ease of constnlion. material availability. 10\\
cost. and most imprtant of all. effecli\'ene!..
The construction of these silencers were dc"igned
10 usc a minimum of materials. labor and tols. Malc
rials we researched U make the !ilencer as cffccti\'e
M* possible. yet easily accessible at any !upmlarket
or hard\\are store. These de!.igns. though they ra)'
"ppear crude. where found to b the most baic and
effective. All conform to the fundamentals of effee
tive frU silencer principles.
Constru(lion Setion
Onc important point tl) bar in mind is that these
. ilencer.. although very efective. U "dispsable"
"ilenccl. ami \ \ill lose their dfccti\cnc,' after a
fe\\ . hOb.
One of lhe main fcalUres of thcsc silencers. b . ides
their kw

1!... i. their legaity. Federal. Slate and


LVl'al laws prohibit the possesion of any firearm
silem:ing dcvkc \\Ithoul a "pel'ial licen<e. You must
fir" apply for the license. then i f approved. PJ) a
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\our silem:er. Thus the design of these silencers are
weh that o\\ning all parts b) them ^ dve . (DiSAS
SE:IBLED!) i. perfectly legal. AL WAYS rmembr
thai an) ASSE\
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BLED device. \hether it be impr
\"ised or profcssionall) made. H reduce the sound
level of firearm is illegal without this special
license, In some Slates you W not given a choice.
all sound ..uppressors dC prohibited to private citi
Len ... Check \\jlh your local authorities BEFORE
t.onstruclion.
Although mo" of the silencers presented in thb
hoo! can b installed to practicall) an) \\eapon. to
achie\i e muimum effectiveness. the author recom
mends the usc of a .22 long rinc caliber \\tapon,
c>perilTllntalion is a key element in developing an
effel'tlve silencer. Diffcrelll diameter ... length ... ino
.. hape! Illa) have a great effect on the effecli veness of
any given design.
(NOTE: Dimem,inn, in thh bo' are givcn as rc
ference .. onl). Depending on the calibr of your
,capon. )OU ra) require a different lenglh or di
ameter or both.)
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SCREEN SILENCER
Here is one thai l5 vcr) erfective for .22 caliber
weapon'.
2 pieces of creen. 6 inch and 8 inch wide b)
evcraJ feet long. some tape and an ordinary lead
pcncil are all the materials required.
Start with the strip of screen wire six inches wide
and several feCI long and begin wrapping one end
around the pencil. Continue to wrap thc 'creen wire
around the pencil until the roll i . the same diameter as
the outside diamclCr of the barrel on your weapon.
5rrn 5iIcmcr
C"C 1\\11 riece . lr lap O pfCen lhe .creen *ire
roll
fwm un'\ mpplflg_
:\1\\ >*Vilch tOlhe . trip of . neen wire abul 8 inch
\ idc (:OTE: It i. 3 uggesled that thc fmntcnd of the
harrelb
taped III pre\ent it fmmbing . crmched b)
the . ereen.) Keeping one edge flu.h Nith the front of
)(luroriginal mil. Jet the other edge extend back t\O
inche .. around the barel. Each time the .. creen Nire iS
rapped mer the front sight. cut a small notch in the
wirc . .0 that the .ight c:. tcnd . through it. and press
that la)Cr down tightl) against the la)er beneath it#
Continue \Happin f(lur or f\c tum until the inner
c)lindCr of screen "ire is finn I) held \l thC gun
barrel. CUI off an) c,ce.., length 01 thc rcen \ir
. tflp.
Finall). \Hap the outer part of the roJl with two
la)cf' of ordinar) electrical tape O duth adhesivc
tape. lenin! the tape c"tcnd back an additional two
inc he" on the bare gun barrel to hold the .ilcncer in
place. Remon C the pencil before firing
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\Ialerials Required: A) Cloth adhesive tape B) EIlricai tope C)
Pencil or cleaning t0 OJ Window screen.
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sight W impractical. refer to text for instructions.
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Tape barrel O prel:nl iI from being rlllchcd h sreen.
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cliber of ,eapn usd. For .22 caliber long riDe. M 6 and 8 "iII
"ork line_
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rolling .rn TlU0G pnl.
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"inih Inner roll msreen. Hold together "ith tape.
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Inner
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roll in plac with oUlrr sreen read)
l b \rnpped.
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OUlu <rfn four or |1 10rru around inn!r roll. WQ frOnl
ldgl U5R W11R 1Rt rroniliforijnal roll.
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OnCe
OUler
!H:rten has bfen complete!) wrapped. hold in place b)
usn ,trips If tap.
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"rap oul:r pari of thl sreen \i1h 1\0 lu)ers of ta.
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bcrccn blrmct
Completed unit. If dtired. for maximum elth ene. t00t end of
unit cold B > o he lapd.
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SOF DR BOTILE
SILENCER
Te following design is one of the simpitsi to
manufacture. leru1 expensi ve and yet. one of the most
effective of aJl disposable silencers.
All that is required for construction isan empty I Or
2 liter plastic soft drink boule. a I or J Y inch hose
damp and some tape.
The boule chm,en for (his purpose mu\, have a
reinforcing ring on the
bottom portion. this i neee
sary (0 prevent the bltle from splining upon dis
charge. There U several brands of soft drink lhal
boH Urink Uc blcncer
have this reinforcing ring. so get one that you will
enjo) drinking.
Thi unit i only effective for a fe\\ ShOiS. as the
noise Ilvel ill increase with each succesi\ V shot.
due
to the enlarging exit hole at the bllom of the
bottle.
Begin tonlruction by measuring the inside diame
ter of the bottle neck with the diameter of the barrel. If
thc diameler of the barrel is smaller. bring it up Uthe
rel]uired size by u . ing decukal tape. (NOTE: With
some weapons you will need to make a slol on the
bUllle neck for Ihe frunt sight. Make it a tight fit!).
Next. slip the I or I inch hose clamp over the
bottle neck and in . tall boule to weapon. Once the
bottle is in placC. position the hose clamp over the
tape and tighten damp. (Make sure Iher\! is a goo
seal between the tape and inside of bottle nlck.)
Check the front sight sial for any ()pening. and us
tape. if necessary. to seal ay leaks.
Lf desired. use some paint to match the "silencer"
to )our weapon's finish.
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Muleri8l needed for SpprK r: A) On, I lv Iiler srt drink
bottle B) Eleclricuilape C) One inch hoe clamp.
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ConslruclinJ barrel bushing from tape.


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boll Urnk Boltl0 blcnccr
Clus-up ur barrel busing.
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Install ho clump U bttle nk.
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BoHlr blcnccr
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bottle to "capon b) lightening hO clamp.
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U88al0 bl0nc0r5
Clo-up uf SUpprl5s(r monlt on barrel.
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n BOlllc blcnccr
Cumplete !smhl.\.
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Unit ran bl made more emdenl b) Oiling bollle ' ith rags or similar
materials.
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boll Urnk BolIlcblcncet
Suppr r attached tO Ruger :Ik I bull barrel .22 pi5tol.
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PIPE AND SOF DRINK
BOTLE CAPS
A > imple silencer can be made using soft drink
bon Ie cap!.
Materials required are abom 20 boule caps. a pipe
in \hich the boule caps fit snugly. an end cap for the
pipe. a I inch or I I inch hose clamp. and ome
electrical tape.
Start to make your silencer b) making a tape bush
ing behind Ihe from sight. II should be just slightly
less in diameter than [he in"idc diamcler of the pipe.
Nex . make a Iol in the pipe for the front sight. Us
BotlcLagblcmcr
ajig saw Oh:lck saw Ucut the slot and fles Osmooth
an) rough edges. The slot must he long enough 5that
there is from I inch to * inch of pipe extending past
the back of the from sight.
Install the pipe tu the gun with [he hosecJamp in the
back of the from sight. (Another acceptable method
for pipe in!wll<.lion is to I;lot one end uf the pipe and
file a notch to onc side. This c3n lhen be slipped over
the front eml of the barel and held in place by twist
ing the pipe so thai il catches behind the front sight).
Proecd by punching and drilling the boule caps
using a drill wilh a larger diameter than the caliber to
be used. Drill end cap making its hole larger than that
of the bOllle caps.
NOTE: When constructing this disposable si
lencer. it is best to leuve [he hole through
the center plcmy large to prevent the bul
let from striking the silencer. if it should
become lipped to one side.
Begin filling the pipe *V ith the bottle cap", ..tacking
thelll all in onc direction with the drilled holes pint
ing towards the end cap. Make sure the I a . t boule cap
has the drilled hole towards the end cap and is half
way out of the pipe. that way the end cap will push
against it whell installed. holding the caps firmly
inside the pipe.
Finally, place a cleaning rod or any 01 her suitable
rod throulh the silencer and into the barrel. this is to
ensure alignment of the caps *ilh the barrel and end
cap. Install end cap. Before fring. remove IhccJean
ing rod.
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Ilyou 3hould notice some gas esaping
through
the
'Im, use some tape U seal any leaks.
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CAPS E) E"D CAP. }| TAI'E BLSIHNG
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\laterials nledld: A) P\'C or melal pipe B) One inch hose damp
C) PVC end
cap () Ehclrical tape EJ Pop boule
cUllS.
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SloHing pi for rront sighl.
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Make ure all rogh edge an dehurred and moth.
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Finish slol 10 sm "idlh a, rronl sighC.
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Disposable Silencers
Bring up barn'l to a suitable diameter b> using electrical tape,
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Bottle LagSilencer
Finbhe tap bushing.
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ls a center punh IU mrk bule cps ror drillinl:.
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Bottle LBg Silencer
OriIJ cups using I drill \ ilh I largr dinmeler Ihan I/le caliber of the
bullel 10 b usd.
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Drill end cap.
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Inal hs damp bhind rront sght.
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Slip tubl (Her rronl end or burrel.
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Tighlen hos clamp using sreldri.er.
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Dispsable Silencers
III.hlll bOlile ClpS. Slip cleaning rod into barrel und us II a I guide
10 ulign IlpS.
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BoUie LBgSilencer
The lu cp shld b half wa 01 or Ihe pip. s Ihe end cp will
push il lighl \ hen inslaled.
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Slip ad lighlen endcap againt btJe caps. making sre il is
a
tight fl.
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ButIl8 La@bI8NC8f
Check 10 se if holt ar aJgne inide
spprlS r.
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Finished unit rld, to b fre.
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Cumpleted sppresor installed on wenjn@
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PIPE SILENCER
Thi one loo!s more complicated than i t reall) is.
The materia] needed for construction a: A piece
of PVC or any Olher type of pipe. lbnUI "ix o even
inches long. \ ilh the same inside diameter a the
outside diameter on your weapon'! barrel. (A diame
ter
!Jighll) larger will work if tape is used 10 bring up
the barrel In a suitable diameter.) A one inch hose
clamp. a piece of .. ofl rubber. copper scouring pads
(uvailable at mmt "uprmarkcls as "CHORE BOY
PURE COPPER SCOURING PADS") and ome
wide electical lape.
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Begin con!truclion by drilling the pipe \ith ftlUr
ro\\s of evenly \paced inch diameter holes. 9
dgrees apart. The numbr of holes "ill be deter
mined bj the lenglh of the pipe. (De burr all holes.
both in'ide and outside afler drilling.)
Next. CUI a 5101 forthc front sight. using ajig !awor
hack SilW for rough cutting and
file!. to smooth the
edges. The slot !ihould be long enough so thatlhe pipe
cxtcnd llbout I inch to one inch pU!tlhe back of the
froll! sight. Try w make it as tight 1 fit :\ po'ible.
Slide the pipe onlo the barrcl. with the front sight in
the sial. Po!.ition the hose clamp behind the front
sight and close to the end of the pipe. Tighten clamp
(use tape to bring up barrel to size. if necessary).
Make sure that the pipe i s snug and tight again'( the
barel to prevent it from wobbling.
CUIlhe piece of soft rubber into a disk shape having
a diameter slightly larger thiln that of the oUlside
diameler ofthe pipe. With a sharp razor or knife make
an "X" 31 the center of the disk. Put the rubber disk
3:.ide for the Illolllent.
Cut out tht rivet in the copper scouring pads and
unfold them. this "ill make it ea!ier to wrap them
over the pipe.
Wrap the copper scouring pads (several !ihould be
used. depending on the length of the pipe). around [he
pipe a tightly as pssible and hold them in place with
the pulm of )()ur left hand. Place the soC! rubber disk
with the" X" at the cenler of the pipe hole. and hold
in place with the forefinger and thumb of your left
hand. Begin taping around the rubbrdbk and roll of
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copper pads with your right hand. making cerlin the
"X" in the rubbcrdisk is still aligned with the hole in
the pip. (A !implc way 10 assure alignment is 10 pass
a cleaning rod through the "X" and into the barreL)
Uing wide tape will make the job a 101 easier. Extend
the lape far enough to the front s o it will hold the
rubber disk in place.
Oncc the rubber disk is in place . begin wrapping
back. overlapping the tape il you go. Extend the tape
back 10 the front sight covcring the whole "!ilencer"
with IWO layers. Be certain no s ections of the copper
scouring pads a exposed.
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:Iaterials neeied: A) piece of rubber BJ Cloth adhesi\'e tape
C) Eleclrical lap D) On inch hos clamp E) Pipe F) Copper
soring pads.
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To make drilling easer. ml rk pip usng a center punh (fur
dimensions. se text).
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Drill hole using hand drill or drill pres.
Pip
Silencer
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Oeburr all holl inside and (ul.
Pipe Silencer
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Cut I slot ror the rront sight. U5 hacka" or jigS81 Ir 1\lilable.
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file slol 10 size to Icc(mmodtc f.ont sight.
Pipe Silencer
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Hni'd fronl sihl slol.
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Hring barrel up to Ihe same Il a the inside diamtt(r of the pip.
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Slip host damp hehind fron sight.
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Intal plp on brel.
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Tighlen hos clump behind rrOll1 sight to hold pp in plac.
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Cut piee or 'f rubber inlo I dbk <hup.
Pi bl8uc8r
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Dispsable Silencers
USC sharp razor or knife to cut an o;X" at the center of thl
ruhber dik.
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Pipe Silencer
Slip deaniog ro thrgh pip and ilO brl. Ihen Slip rubbr dik.
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Start wrapping lopper souring pad O\lr pipe,
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Completed sppressr monted on Ruer 1022 .22 cliber rine.
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TO ALL
OUR READERS
As you can see, this book is not complete aDd
will never be completed as long as man has imag
ination.
If you have any disposable silencer
design(s) and wouJd like us to include them in the
next volume in this series, please drop us a line at
the following address:
J. FLORES PULICATIONS
P. O. Box 14, Dept. DS
Rosemead, CA 91770
Your help will be appreciated. Thank you.
1984 by J. Flores
All rights reserved. Reproduc
tion in whole or in par without
written permission from publisher
is strictly prohibited.
ISBN 0918751-01-2
for tan $ !
It witout tools!
Sound incredible? Now you con silence any
weapon, using Items found in any neighborhood
supermarket. This deTailed manuallnctudes over 65
close-up photographs and drawings fa help
anyone build disposable silencers that are Just as
effective as "professional" models, but con be
easily constructed In seconds, without tools, using
only Inexpensive, readily available Items.
learn how to make sllencers trom: Sof drink
botles, Window screen. Pop botle caps, PVC pipe,
and many morel
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