Steven has a Ruger 10/22 that he has asked I work my magic upon.
Update: Here is Steve’s email to me after receiving his suppressor:
the suppressor was on my door step when I got home on Friday after work so I put the barrel back on, took three shots to make sure it was still sighted in and then headed out for a possum shoot. Managed to nail ten. I was really pleased with the look of the rifle with the suppressor attached. It comes very close to the stock and the contrast between the dull hogue stock and the gloss finish of the suppressor looks great.
I was also very impressed at the noise levels. Although there was some expected noise coming out the muzzle break at the end and out of the 10 22 action, there was very little noise travelling down range like my last suppressor did, infact some shots were that quiet I had to check that the rifle had actually fired a shot and not jammed.
Thank you sooooooo much for creating a very functional and very cool looking suppressor for me. Another satisfied customer.
Left: Steven’s 10/22 barrel with mounting unit installed. This unit screws onto the barrel thread and allows the gas and noise to flow into the over-barrel portion of the suppressor.
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Right: Steven’s 10/22 over-barrel suppressor units, fresh out of the anodizing station process.
I am very happy with the anodizing. While ‘fade’ anodizing (from red to black) is quite a specialized process, the end result is amazing. While there are a few small blemishes (that can be expected with such a specialized process), I am sure Steven will be more than happy with it.
Steven, you will need to wipe the suppressor body with a clean rag and oil each day for around a week – for the finishing process to complete properly. After that, just make sure it is wiped with an oily rag before and after each use.
Left: Suppressor items from the rear.
Right: Closer view of muzzle-brake and end-caps.
Don’t worry about the mark on the red kit to the right of the photo, as this will be inside the suppressor and not able to be seen anyway.
Left: Steven’ suppressor finished and mounted on his barrel.
Steve, as mentioned – there are a few blemishes in the anodizing finish, basically a couple of hair lines of silver. I normally just use a black permanent marker pen to carefully cover these, and it looks mint. However I don’t think you will even notice. Just want to be totally honest.
Right. I have made the over-barrel sealing kit out of synthetic, and it is a tight fit around the barrel at the point closest to the stock. I have also finished it in matte black, so that there is no reflection out of the rifle scope.
Left: Closer view of the muzzle-end of the suppressor.
Overall, one very nice 10/22 over-barrel suppressor.