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Has anyone fitted a silencer to Alecto non threaded barrel ?

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by JohnS, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. JohnS

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    Hi

    I've recently bought a secondhand Webley Alecto for garden plinking. It has the milled slot across the barrel shroud suggesting that it's the Mk 3 version. However it doesn't have a screwed cap on the end of the barrel to enable an adapter for a silencer to be fitted. Is my plan to fit a silencer truly stuffed or is there a way round this problem ?

    JohnS
     
  2. ratman60

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    hello, try a google search? surprising what info is available
     
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    I've a MKII in .177 and had mine adapted by Drum (Leupy) to take a Weihrauch mod to tame the report. Can hardly hear it now. Work involves cutting back the barrel to take an 1/2" adapter. It adds about a 1/2" approx. to the barrel length which you need for the moderator to clear the gun on cocking.

    Pretty sure you can now buy threaded replacement barrels if you want to retro fit, but I suspect you'd probably still have to tinker.
     
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  4. JohnS

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    Hi Brittleview

    Yes you can buy a threaded barrel but at £80 ! that's a bit steep. As a supposed model engineer http://start-model-engineering.co.uk I should be able to sort this one out - so I will give it a go, fingers crossed.

    JohnS
     
  5. Wayne Dunstan

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    magic9 can make you one for any gun got one coming for my hw45.
     
  6. JohnS

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    Thanks Wayne, I've sent off an enquiry to Nick Hulme for a quote.

    JohnS
     
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    Oddly was just looking at these thingamejigs on the Bay ....not too expensive . I didn't know you could fit a silencer on the Alecto ....
     
  8. appinpar68

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    yes I have a stubby silencer fitted to mine :)

    Its a mark 3 so the pistol stll fits in the case with it attached

    Appinpar68

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    Hi wayne

    would be interested to see pictures/feedback on your HW45 threaded barrel - did you have to send your original barrel off for threading or is it a new threaded barrel supplied ?

    Appinpar68
     
  10. JohnS

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    Many thanks Appinpar

    Your link to www.airgunner.biz has helped me decide on the way forward. For £25 they will thread the end of my pre Mk 3 Alecto barrel which is a better deal than buying a new one at £80. Apart from which new threaded barrels are out of stock anyway.

    thats what I call a result - thanks again to all who answered my request and Appinpar in particular for leading me to a solution.

    JohnS
     

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