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Wanting to suppress an MP-5

Thread in 'Class III & NFA Discussion' started by renault314, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. renault314

    renault314 Frontiersman

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    Right now I have an MP5A2 clone with a 16 inch barrel.

    my question is, What is the best way to suppress this?

    I don't want to simply have the barrel threaded and screw a can onto the end, that would make it excessively long and unwieldy.

    Is it better to 1)chop the barrel, SBR it and buy a detachable can with two tax stamps,
    2) chop the barrel but weld/pin a can that can be disassembled/cleaned for just one tax stamp
    3) pay for a pro to do an SD mod and still have two tax stamps......
    4) what option am i missing?

    Whats the cheapest?
     
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    Maybe weld on a 3 lug? That would probably be the cheapest.

    I would rather SBR it though. Unfortunately MP5s aren't as easy to work on as ARs so a barrel swap would be expensive and would require a competent smith
     
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    Honestly you are probably better off selling that 16" and getting something like a Zenith 5RS pistol with a brace(or SBR) then use a 3 lug mount for your suppressor.

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    Sbr and 3 lug it
     
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    Whatever you do, don't cheap out. Cut and thread and 3 lug it, but I don't think that's as easy with the long barrel MP5 clones.

    Pretty sure @Bypass went through this.

    I also agree with selling and getting a pistol set up.
     
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    Yeah I had a true HK 16 inch MP5 and nobody would touch it. It would be cheaper to buy a pistol with the barrel you want and sbr it.
     
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    just buy a pistol and file 2 form 1's. You will be happier.
     
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    A barrel swap in an mp5 usually runs 500-750 depending on who does it and what barrel they use. Its definitely not something to cheap out on. I only trust two people to do it. Parabellum Combat and Buhler Ballistics
     
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    +1 on Buhler. I want to send Taylor my Evo to rethread when I get the coin. Guy knows his stuff.
     
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    Dumb question....Can you thread an MP5 barrel without removing it?

    I know the barrels are pressed in and not every smith can build a clone. I have a HK-94 that I SBR'd. I purchased an Urbach 3 Lug and had it installed along with a paddle mag release after I had my form 1 approved. If I were to do it again, I would probably just buy one of the new pistols that already have a 3 lug installed. I am assuming you don't have a sear pack, so no worries about fitting in a sear ready pack or full-auto carrier. Some of the after market clone manufacturers build in impediments preventing certain full auto parts, which make the use of a sear pack hard without some mods to the gun.

    PTR has released new MP5 pistols. Some of the newer braces are pretty slick. I got a hell of a deal on an SP89 recently, and want to get a 3 lug installed on it. I purchased an HK-94 Barrel and will have it cut, threaded and a 3 lug installed.
     
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