This invention relates to firearms and more particularly to a silencer for reducing the muzzle blast.
The principal object of the invention is to reduce the noise associated with the muzzle blast of a firearm. Other objects are to reduce the weight, size and cost of a silencer and improve the stability of performance.
Important factors in silencing the muzzle blast ot a firearm are the rapid cooling of the power gases and the reduction of pressure before they emerge. An effective silencer utilizing these principles comprises a chamber containing heat absorbing material through which the bullet passes. The effectiveness of such a device depends, amoung other things, upon its cross-sectional area. Applicant has discovered, however, that the importance of having a large cross-sectional area diminishes considerably toward the front end of the silencer.
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