Guns & Ammo And The Maxim Silencer

    We previously covered a James D. Julia auction for a Winchester 1894 lever-action rifle mounting a Maxim .30 caliber silencer. This unique firearm was sold as part of the March auction, but Guns & Ammo has answered the question many may have been asking while reading that article: “How effective, really, were Maxim silencers, and how do they compare to modern suppressor offerings?”

    Four years ago, Advanced Armament covered the same Colt Woodsman used in the video, and its silencer, as well as the packing tubes those silencers were shipped in:

    The G&A video includes a very unique segment of shooting the pistol with its intact, registered silencer. Registered Maxim silencers are very rare items indeed, as they were originally intended to be very cheap items costing only a few dollars, but purchasing the tax stamp needed to register the suppressor cost $200.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]