Thompson Machine’s Integrally Suppressed 10/22 Take-Down

There are only a few changes I would ever make to a take-down 10/22, but this one has to be at the top of my most-wanted list. Thompson Machine, a small company in Florida has some unique offerings. Originally released in 2012, the Operative TD is an integrally suppressed take-down 10/22. 



Thompson starts with a factory 10/22 and they start working their magic. The completed rifle measures 16.75″, requiring only a single tax stamp. The monocore baffles are user-removable and easy to clean. The total rifle comes in at a scant 4 Lbs, 6 Oz.


Photo of the removeable baffles. Picture originally posted by RangerWalker71 on the Sniper's Hide Forums.

Photo of the removeable baffles. Picture originally posted by RangerWalker71 on the Sniper’s Hide Forums.


The complete rifle is listed at $1195. Thompson Machine will convert your existing front ends for $850. If you are interested, contact them directly at

Thanks, Robert!


Overall Length………………..34.5”

Barrel (Suppressed) Length…………………16.75”

Barrel Diameter………………920”

Weight…………………………4lb 6oz

Tube Material…………………304 Stainless Steel (Matte Bead-Blasted Finish)

Baffle Material………………..6061 T6

Design…………………………Mono-Baffle, Take-apart Tool Included

Finish…………………………..Matte Bead Blast Natural Stainless/ Matte Black Anodized


Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • iksnilol

    Is there any way to attach the forearm without touching the barrel? Maybe at the barrel nut or something?

    I am kinda interested in a Marlin Papoose but would like a way to attach a handguard without touching the barrel.

    • Mystick

      Not on the 10/22TD. The forward stock is attached to the barrel via the barrel’s half of the TD mechanism. At no point does the forward stock actually connect to the receiver half of the gun.

    • Cymond

      There’s no way on the 10/22 TD, but look at the AGP Arms takedown kit. Their barrels are held on with a barrel nut integrated into a free-float handguard. It may be possible to have one of their barrels integrally suppressed. It would be MUCH easier if you’re not worrying about an integral suppressor. The AGP Arms kit includes barrel threads, so a thread-on suppressor would be much easier.

  • wetcorps

    Wow that’s expensive. And still no sights. What’s up with all these sightless rifles?
    Integrally suppressed guns are cool, but you could buy a regular 10/22 and have it threaded for far less…

    • iksnilol

      Or you could attach sights to the suppressor tube, I am sure any gunsmith could do that. You would probably have to be with him there while he is doing it due to your laws.

      • wetcorps

        That’s my point: when I buy a gun I don’t want to pay a gunsmith before I’m able to use it…

        • iksnilol

          I get your point, I even don’t like guns that I have to “upgrade” before using. For instance the 10/22, the threads on the internet are really weird to me. “Buy a 10/22, then buy a new barrel, internals, receiver and stock while you are at it”, makes you wonder whether you bought one or two rifles.

    • bbmg

      I guess the implication is that if you’re using iron sights, then you’re not using it to its full potential. The rimfire round doesn’t have a lot of energy to spare so shot placement is even more critical.

      • wetcorps

        Depends of what you want to use the gun for. But yeah for most civilian applications I guess an optic is all you need.

  • Mark N.

    The first question I had is unanswered by the post: what does this do to the barrel length? The suppressor looks like it is about 10″ long, which only leaves app.7″ of barrel. That can’t be good for accuracy or velocity.

    • bbmg

      Barrel length has nothing to do with accuracy. If anything, a short barrel makes you more accurate, because of shorter lock time which makes it less likely for you to move in the time between you pulling the trigger and the bullet leaving the barrel.

      Of course if a longer barrel means more velocity, then that means the trajectory is flatter and you have to worry less about wind and range estimation – so it is easier to shoot accurately, but not strictly more accurate.

      • Major Nav

        There is also a shudder introduced to the bullet as it transitions from supersonic to subsonic speeds that will effect accuracy.

        So either keep it supersonic (longer barrel helps this) or keep it subsonic (shorter barrel and/or a lighter gunpowder load or heavier bullet (this is what you want in suppressed fire).

        Two sources of sound:
        1. gun powder explosion (gases) leaving the barrel at supersonic speed. Longer barrel reduces the gas volume and noise or a suppressor volume and baffle to do the same thing.
        2. The projectile breaking the speed of sound. Subsonic munitions take take care of the speed of sound issue.

    • Cymond

      I would like to add that 22LR benefits very little from longer barrels. There is very little velocity gain past about 10″. (see the link to Ballistics By the Inch from bbmg)

  • Mystick

    I might have been interested if they provided a complete barrel/forward stock assembly for $895… having the factory one modified for that price is a no-go – that makes it a $1000 suppressor for a 10/22, not including the tax. I can have the barrel lathed and threaded, purchasing a suppressor with the tax for under $700…. and it will all still fit in the Ruger bag.

  • gunslinger

    was looking good until the price. whoa. that’s a bit steep.

  • 101nomad

    Will the rabbit or squirrel know? Maybe good for clandestine backyard shooting? Having choices is wonderful.

  • Boko Hos

    Thanks for shooting those goddamn barking dogs. I can’t think of a better way to take care of that problem.