When is a Silencer not a Silencer

Axxe55

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The BATF rules and laws and regulations sometimes get very convoluted and confusing rather quickly.

An air rifle with a suppressor is legal, without a tax stamp, because it's not attached to a firearm, but if you remove it, put it on a real firearm, it becomes an illegal suppressor!
 

kenboyles72

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The BATF rules and laws and regulations sometimes get very convoluted and confusing rather quickly.

An air rifle with a suppressor is legal, without a tax stamp, because it's not attached to a firearm, but if you remove it, put it on a real firearm, it becomes an illegal suppressor!
Yeah, but I thought that if you did attach a can to an air rifle/pistol, it had to be made to not come off or majority of it, without damaging the barrel or making the air rifle/piston inoperable. So permanently affixed.
 

kenboyles72

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OK, a suppressor can or can not be attached permanently to a airgun. If you buy a legal suppressor and permanently attach it to an airgun, it is no longer a suppressor. If it is removable, it is a suppressor, no matter what you put it on. If you cut off a permanently attached suppressor, whether you discard it or keep it, it is suppressor. If you discard it, without the proper procedures, you are in violation of law.
 

TX oddball

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I had a "faux" suppressor on my CZ Scorpion Micro, like in this stock photo



It looked like a Silencerco Osprey, but not as cool since it was fake. Took it off and replaced it with a 3-lug muzzle adapter. The fake can was lame, and I understand the 2nd gen of the Micro eliminated this feature.
 

Kayt00

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Ultimately it is up to the ATF to decide whether they think/feel/had a inkling, that it is a silencer or not, and up to you and your lawyer to disprove their claim, at your expense.
Yeah, I keep going back to the video that was posted somewhere else on this forum I think. Best to leave it alone I guess, but the idea sounded good at first.

 

Txhillbilly

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If you purchased your suppressor from a dealer that has a range, you can use it on their range. You own it, you just can't take it off the property without having a tax stamp.

I shot with all 4 of my store bought suppressor's many times before my stamps got approved.
 

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