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Left: Ruger 10/22 full over-barrel silencer, in brushed stainless finish, and two-toned fully anodized.
NOTE: Most of the updates for this page are now under the directory: Ruger Evolution 10/22 Suppressors.
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My own 10/22 is one of my most favourite rifle. Lightweight, accurate and ideal for rapid semi-auto fire – making it a great night gun for possums and rabbits.
Just like individual rifles prefer specific ammunition, so too can make a custom silencer for the specs and requirements you are desiring.
The Ruger 10/22 is arguably the most common and versatile rim-fire rifle in the world, possibly due to its reliability and complete range of aftermarket parts, modifications and accessories.
While the above is all true, the 10/22 shares the drawbacks of all semi-auto rifles, mainly a loss of accuracy and increased noise even when suppressed due to the semi automatic cycling of the firing mechanism – as compared to the more accurate and quiet bolt action rifles. Having said that, my own 10/22 is one of my most versatile and fun rifles to shoot.
Right: My Ruger fitted with Slim-Line suppressor. The feedback I’ve had with these Slim-Line suppressors is amazing.
I’ll let you into a secret about my 10/22. I am a big fan of Star-Trek (see my microscopy pages), and I think my scope, laser and torch configuration resembles the look of the Space Ship Enterprise.
Here’s a nice over-barrel I made for a customer.
One of my Limited Edition Koru Design suppressor.
Customers purchase these suppressors as works of art, never intending to mount them on a rifle.
As requested by a customer, a matching pair of 10/22 suppressors, one for him and one for his best friend!
One of my best and fororite 10/22 suppressors.
This unit is so nice that I plan on keeping it for myself. However, what usually happens is a customer offers me a price I can’t refuse.
I have made countless suppressors for the 10/22 and invite you to view photos and specs from the menu selection above Products and Services / Customer Specs.
Follow the progress of this 10/22 custom project build.
Right: Having stripped the rifle and removed the barrel, my first task is to remove the blue, and turn the barrel up to where it meets the stock.
This turned portion will be covered by the over-barrel suppressor when finished.
Left: Having turned the barrel to a tollerance of 2/100th of an inch, I carefully sand out any minute scratched.
Right: Designing and marking out the barrel porting, I have removed the barrel from my lathe and hand-drilled all the suppression portings.
To the right of the photo you can see the end of the barrel turned ready to be threaded.
Left: The part of the barrel that will be closest to the stock.
Right: Barrel has been threaded with a crisp and clean 1/2′ unf x 20 tpi thread.
Left: Again, removing the barrel from my lathe, I hand polish to a mirror finish.
Right: Ported barrel next to the new over-barrel suppressor body.
Left: Ported and threaded barrel laid out with the suppressor body and internals.
You can see that the turned over-barrel portion of the barrel has been blued for protection, as well as the thread.
Right: Clearly showing the beauty and engineered art of the main suppressor unit (tapered unit) and the secondary suppression spacer.
The primary unit is hand polished to a mirror finish and then type II anodized in my workshop to produce this brilliant and metallic finish.
Left: Main mounting chamber with flow through porting to allow the hot gasses and noise to be channelled over the barrel into the main chamber.
Right: Two interlocking reverse flow venturi units.
Left: Mounting kit has been threaded onto the rifle barrel, to give an idea of where and how it will work once fully assembled.
Right: Barrel is now mounted on my own Ruger 10/22.
For full and easy instructions on how to remove and install a Ruger 10/22 barrel, see menu option above.
Left: Barrel and suppressor – ready to be mounted on my 10/22.
Right: Finished project. VERY nice!
Left: Beautifully styled and balanced.
Right: Brilliantly anodized in matte black and fire red.
Left: Primary suppression unit can be seen through the muzzle-brake portings.
Right. Military hand-grip installed.
Left: Nicely balanced and tapered to the barrel diameter nearest the stock.