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    Exclamation silly question someasked me???

    If the end of a rifle is threaded to accept a lawnmower muffler, does that in fact make a lawnmower muffler a suppressor and is it regulated as such???

    I got asked this one at work and honestly did not have a good answer. I figured a lawnmower muffler would probably drop the amount of noise by about 20-30 DB but not really do much overall. Besides why would you want UGLY course threads on the end of you bang stick?
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    Is that about the same as asking the question "If a man alone in the woods speaks, and his wife cannot hear him, is he still wrong?"
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    Here's your answer:

    As for the "ugly course threads" on the end of the host firearm I would thread them to the thread pitch for an suppressor adapter, such as the Surefire, and manufacture a QD type attachement. This may be harder to accomplish and requires skilled manufacturing processes but it takes away the ugly factor of threads.

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