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    Legal Process for Building my own suppressor ??

    So, as the title suggest, I want to know what I need to do to legally build a can and plan to use my trust.
    What Engraving do I need to get done on the can? Same as my SBR's?
    When do I send in what paperwork?

    Any tips advice etc, is greatly appreciated.

    PB
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    Dont you need a form 1 to manufacture a nfa item? Pretty sure its the same info as would be needed for a sbr.
    Last edited by chef8489; 12-01-19 at 19:17.

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    It is my understanding that it is similar to a Form 1 SBR, the only real difference being that you will assign a serial number rather than using the existing one. You would have to pick a length and caliber when you do the form. I suppose if that changes you could always send them a letter, much the way you can with barrel length and SBR's. You need the stamp in hand before you start. Engraving used to have to be on the tube, now apparently it can be on the mount end. Apparently suppressor parts are now considered suppressors so I would avoid the temptation to make extra baffles. Extra end caps, mounts, pistons, etc are apparently ok, but there was a recent post somewhere that baffle wipes are considered "suppressors."

    I hope to be doing my first form 1 can soon as well. I don't know how involved you plan to get but there are companies out there that sell most of the needed parts with little if any machining needed. My dealer has done a few for himself and suggested that the internal volume of the can will have the most impact on sound reduction. Baffle design was secondary, at least in his experience.
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    Thanks guys, anybody else. Im all EARS! Really don't want to **** this up.

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    I have put together a few form one suppressors. Iíve used apogee products tubes for all of them. One is an over the barrel style suppressor with 11 freeze plug baffles that I formed to about 50 degrees. The other two are end of the barrel and use griffin taper mounts. One of those uses 6 formed freeze plugs and the other has five z machine works 60 degree cones.
    Overall the OTB is the quietest but itís also the heaviest. The next is the short one with freeze plugs then the short one with cones. So from my small sample the more baffles the better the suppression.
    As far as paperwork the e forms are the way to go the two I did came back within a month. (Times might have changed since then)

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    Did you engrave the tube before or after stamp?
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    I engraved afterwards. I used a Dremel tool and it does not look very good but it was easy to do and I was able to do it all myself.

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