What In The Hell Is This Thing?
Posted 07 May 2004 - 11:14 PM
WHAT IS THIS DEVICE?
Posted 07 May 2004 - 11:24 PM
Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:59 AM
My only other guesses are a heat shield, flash suppressor, or someone making a crude machine shop or field modification/repair.
I would love to know more about it, but that won't be making it to my M1 anytime soon.
Posted 08 May 2004 - 02:11 AM
The finger groves are VERY close to edge of the suppressor.
Whats that BURNING smell?!? OWW! My fingers!
Posted 08 May 2004 - 07:29 AM
Posted 08 May 2004 - 08:26 AM
Posted 08 May 2004 - 08:48 AM
Definitely watch your fingers as it will get very hot, very fast.
Swap back to original barrel - good as "new". Looks like may be a rewat receiver.
That's my guess.
Posted 08 May 2004 - 11:05 AM
But, quite effective for that.
Posted 08 May 2004 - 11:51 AM
|QUOTE (John Jr @ May 7 2004, 11:14 PM)|
| I found this picture on the Uzi site. Comes from West Point or something.|
WHAT IS THIS DEVICE?
Yes, it came from West Point. Every year the History Dept. has a machine gun shoot, and my son (a Cadet) took some photos from the one they had last weekend. I've been trying to find some answers for him, but didn't even know this board existed until this morning.
Thanks to everyone!
Posted 08 May 2004 - 06:08 PM
Posted 09 May 2004 - 09:52 PM
|And you also need to eliminate the little "pop" of a bullet breaking the sound barrier, by reducing velocity through ammunition choice or gas bleeding.|
The 45 ACP round is by default sub sonic, even from a Thompson. Red Ryder BB guns make 88dB of sound.
A Norrell 10/22 with 18" bbl makes 96 dB. Silenced 9mm's make about 130dB. I recon the Thompson would be a bit louder, but not TOO much.
If this thing is a silencer, its just there to kill the muzzle explosion. The only "Example" of a Thompson silencer I have ever heard of is in Richardsons pamplet. It describes how to make one, but he never did. I would like cavediver to elaborate in regards the pictures he has seen and where I might see them too.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 09:13 AM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 08:14 PM
Thanks for the insight. I had a friend that worked for Evergreen International and he had a few stories to tell.
I also have a Liberator from the OSS.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 09:16 PM
For everyones dreams: The goverment is not required to register MGs with BATF. Any pre-86 goverment owned MG is transferable. The agency simply files a Form 5 for a tax free transfer to the buyer. It is government policy (law for Department of Defence?) not to do such transfers. If you know someone who knows someone, you might be able to get a CIA owned MG. Other than that, it's just a dream. Other than Pantex, I don't remember any federal MGs sold by a federal agency.
Posted 11 May 2004 - 06:40 AM
See Hill, Tracie, "Thompson: The American Legend," 1996, page 222.
Posted 11 May 2004 - 11:18 AM
On page 222 is a picture of a silenced thompson used by the British S.O.E.
This is similar to the one i had seen used by the OSS
Posted 12 May 2004 - 10:53 AM
Maybe a modern SEAL could not handle the package, but I'd bet Gov. Jesse could have. The gun, even with an L drum has got to be less heavy than a pink feather boa.