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Quiet Time with a 1909 Maxim

The first “silencer” was invented by Hiram Percy Maxim over a century ago, who marketed an entire line of these cheap little mufflers for your rifle and pistol long before the NFA was a thing.

In the below short, Kevin Brittingham with Q brings in one of these relics for show and tell – a 1909 Maxim rimfire silencer, to be exact. Brittingham also discusses the history of the silencer, and why it was invented.