Operators Manual for SILVER Ti


FREEDOM FORGE ARMORY LLC

SUPPRESSOR MOUNTING, CARE, AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

DESCRIPTION OF SUPPRESSORS

Freedom Forge Armory SILVER Ti are made from grade 9 titanium and are light weight and very strong. SILVER Ti is a monocore design for use on .22LR rifles and pistols.

SILVER Ti SPECS

Outer Tube: 1” outer diameter x 6” in length constructed of Grade 9 Titanium

Monocore: 7 V Baffles constructed of Grade 9 Titanium

Mounting End Cap: Constructed of Grade 9 Titanium.

Weight: 10.9 Oz.

Finish: KG Gunkote

Mount: Uses 1/2-28 RH threads.

Muzzle Pressure:

Caliber Compatibility: Rifle Calibers: .22 LR, .17 HMR, .22 Mag

Pistol Calibers: .22 LR, .17 HMR, .22 Mag


GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This operator’s manual details the proper use and maintenance of the Freedom Forge Armory SILVER Ti and SILVER A suppressors. Direct-thread silencers couple to the host rifle using a section of screw threads on the barrel’s muzzle. Direct-thread is the traditional method of attaching a silencer and is popular for its rigid interface and simplicity.


MANUFACTURER’S DISCLAIMER FREEDOM FORGE ARMORY

Shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for physical injury or property damage stemming from criminal or negligent misuse, improper or careless handling, unauthorized modifications, defective, improper hand-loaded or reloaded ammunition, neglect, or other influences beyond our direct and immediate control. If you do not understand the instructions and recommendations in this manual, contact FREEDOM FORGE ARMORY. at www.freedomforgearmory.com or email support@freedomforgearmory.com for clarification.


WARNING - Failure to follow the instructions and recommendations set forth in this manual can create a potentially dangerous situation for the user and surrounding personnel, and possibly leading to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


WARNING - Never install or remove a silencer on or from a host firearm that you have not verified to be completely empty and rendered safe. Installing or removing a silencer on or from a loaded firearm may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


WARNING - Always wear eye protection when discharging a firearm equipped with a silencer. Discharging a firearm without wearing eye protection may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


WARNING - Silencers can become extremely hot while the host firearm is being discharged. After shooting, allow the silencer to reach ambient temperature before at tempting to remove the silencer from the firearm. Handling a hot silencer may lead to skin burns and/or personal injury.


WARNING - Your Freedom Forge Armory muzzle device and direct-thread silencer’s bore must align concentrically with the bore of the barrel to which it is mounted. A mismatch of the silencer and barrel bores may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


WARNING - The barrel threads must be properly machined to allow proper attachment of an Freedom Forge Armory muzzle device or direct thread silencer. The use of an improperly threaded barrel with an Freedom Forge Armory muzzle device or direct thread silencer may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


WARNING – Freedom Forge Armory Titanium rifle silencers are designed for precision, low rate of fire applications. Using a Freedom Forge Armory Titanium rifle silencer in a high volume semi-automatic or automatic fire application may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


WARNING - A popular trend among silencer consumers is the practice of using one silencer of a given caliber on numerous host firearms of equal or smaller caliber. The SILVER Ti is designed for this purpose. This practice is safe, provided the user answers the following questions in the affirmative:


  1. Is the alternate caliber diameter equal to or smaller than the caliber designated on the data panel of the silencer?
  1. Does the alternate caliber produce a muzzle exit pressure equal to or less than the muzzle exit pressure of the caliber designated on the data panel of the silencer?
  2. Does the alternate caliber cartridge have a case capacity equal to or less than the caliber designated on the data panel of the silencer?

  3. If the answer to all three of the above questions is, “Yes”, dual use of an Freedom Forge Armory rifle silencer is safe for the alternate caliber in question.    

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER TO DETERMINE THE COMPATIBILITY OF HOST FIREARMS AND SILENCERS PRIOR TO DUAL USE.


WARNING – Freedom Forge Armory SILVER Ti silencers is rated for .22 LR, .17 HMR, and .22 mag only, if this pressure is exceeded it may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


WARNING – Freedom Forge Armory SILVER Ti silencers have a bore diameter large enough to safely accommodate a .22 Caliber bullet. Use of bullets larger than .22 Caliber may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


WARNING - Only use Freedom Forge Armory silencers with firearms of compatible caliber (See instructions above) with the caliber designated on the data panel of the Freedom Forge Armory silencer. Consult your firearm owner’s instruction manual for instructions on how to identify its caliber. Improperly matching a Freedom Forge Armory silencer with a firearm of an incompatible caliber may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


WARNING – Only use Freedom Forge Armory silencers on a rile with a barrel length of 10” or longer. Use of a Freedom Forge Armory silencer on a rifle with a barrel length of less than 10” can cause baffle strikes which may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


INSTALLING A SILVER Ti

  1.  Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction. 
  2. Render the firearm safe by removing the magazine (if detachable), completely unloading the firearm and engaging the safety to the  “SAFE” position. See the firearm’s owner’s manual for detailed instructions.

  3. Remove the thread protector from the rifle muzzle.    

  4. Inspect the muzzle threads to verify they are clean and undamaged.

  5. Inspect the threads in the rear of the silencer to verify they are clean and undamaged.

  6. Look through the silencer from the rear to insure the bullet path through the silencer is unobstructed.

  7. Examine the silencer for any signs of damage.

  8. Carefully thread the silencer fully onto the host firearm. The rear of the silencer should stop against the barrel’s perpendicular shoulder, behind the muzzle threads.       

  9. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER TO INSURE THAT THE SILENCER REMAINS FULLY THREADED ONTO THE BARREL AND SEATED AGAINST THE MUZZLE’S PERPENDICULAR SHOULDER.    


REMOVING A SILVER Ti DIRECT THREAD RIFLE SILENCER

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Render the firearm safe by removing the magazine (if detachable), completely unloading the firearm and engaging the safety to the “SAFE” position. See the firearm’s owner’s manual for detailed instructions.

  3. Verify the silencer is at ambient temperature. If the silencer is hot, allow it to cool.

  4. Carefully unscrew the silencer from the host rifle’s muzzle threads.

  5. Reinstall the rifles muzzle thread protector to prevent thread damage.


WARNING - Never handle a hot silencer without protective gear, as this may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.    


SILENCER CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE


WARNING - Only perform cleaning and maintenance procedures on silencers that are not mounted to a firearm. Attempting to clean or perform maintenance on a mounted silencer could lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


WARNING - Only perform a solvent immersion soak in a well ventilated area away from open flames. Performing a solvent immersion soak may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


WARNING – Do not use solvents such as Acetone, MEK, and Trichloroethylene, also known as TCE these solvents may damage the titanium  and protective finish of the silencer. Use of these solvents may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


WARNING - Always wear protective gear, such as eye protection and rubber gloves when working with any solvent. Unprotected exposure to solvents may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


It is not necessary to disassemble and completely clean your suppressor after every shooting session, or ever, for the intended life of the suppressor. This is why assembly and disassembly tools are not provided. Grade 9 Titanium is non-ferrous alloys that are extremely hard, and extremely resistant corrosion and pitting. 


  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
        
  2. Render the firearm safe by removing the magazine (if detachable), completely unloading the firearm and engaging the safety to the “SAFE” position. See the firearm’s owner’s manual for detailed instructions.

  3. Remove the silencer from the muzzle device. See “Removing a Direct Thread Rifle Silencer” sections in these instructions.

  4. Using the general purpose soft bristle brush, found in most weapon cleaning kits, aggressively brush any loosened carbon fouling from the threads in the rear of the silencer. Take care to insure none of the loosened material falls into the silencer.

  5. Clean the muzzle threads in the same manner.

  6. If you do not wish to conduct a solvent immersion soak, proceed to step 10.

  7. Immersion cleaning should only be done if there is a noticeable reduction in silencer performance.

  8. Immerse the silencer in a container of solvent, completely covering the attachment threads.

  9. Soak the silencer over night.

  10. Remove the silencer from the solvent muzzle-up, allowing all the solvent to drain from the silencer.

  11. Aggressively brush the threads in the rear of the silencer to remove material loosened during the solvent soak.

  12. Flush all solvent and loosened material from the interior of the silencer using hot detergent water.

  13. Flush the silencer with hot water to remove any remaining solvent and detergent.

  14. Allow the silencer to completely dry.

  15. Wipe the exterior of the silencer with a clean DRY cloth.      


WARNING - All traces of solvent and/or water must be removed from the interior of the silencer. Failure to remove all solvent and/or water from the silencer may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


WARNING - Do not apply oil or other lubricants to the silencer as they may burn off during use. Oils and lubricants burning off during firearm use may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.


INSPECTION OF THE SUPPRESSOR COMPONENTS BEFORE AND AFTER USE

  1. Routine inspection of the silencer should be done before and after every use.   
  2. Routine inspection can be accomplish with out disassembly of the suppressor.

  3. Inspect the mounting end cap threads for damage and flat spots.

  4. Inspect the monocore end cap and baffles for damage to the bore caused by baffle strikes.

  5. Inspect the bullet path of the silencer of obstructions.

  6. Inspect the tube for evidence of bulging or cracks.     

  7. Inspect the suppressor for loose material in the baffles.


WARNING - If any of these conditions are found or suspected immediately discontinue use of the suppressor and contact Freedom Forge Armory. Continued use of a damaged Freedom Forge Armory silencer may lead to property damage, personal injury, and/or death.    


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS NOT COVERED IN THIS MANUAL:


Q: It looks like my silencer has been used. I thought it was new?

A: The silencer is new, some Freedom Forge Armory silencers are randomly selected from production and tested before they are sold to ensure that they meet our strict quality controls. This includes proof testing. These few rounds will not affect the performance of the silencer and ensure that we are maintaining our high standards of quality.


Q: After a heavy range session I can't get my silencer to thread off of my muzzle.

A: The silencer has most likely become carbon locked. This occurs when carbon builds up around the threads during prolonged firing. Direct-thread silencers are more prone to carbon lock than QD Mount silencers. To fix a carbon locked silencer spray a generous amount of gun cleaning solvent around the shoulder of the of the threads and allow it to soak over night this should break up the carbon enough to get the silencer off. You may need to use a strap wrench for more leverage if the carbon lock is severe. Once the silencer is removed immediately clean and inspect the threads of the muzzle, and the internal threads of the silencer for damage using the care and maintenance instructions in this manual. Regular cleaning of the mounting end cap threads, and muzzle threads with help prevent carbon lock.   


Q: Can I purchase additional caliber monocores or mounting end caps for my silencer?

A: No, per BATFE regulations every part of a silencer is a controlled item. Possession of additional monocores or end caps constitutes constructive possession of an unregistered silencer. When a silencer is returned to Freedom Forge Armory for service or repair the old parts are destroyed and replaced one for one. 


Q: I damaged my outer tube can it be replaced?

A: No, per BATFE regulations the outer tube is the registered part of the silencer and can not be replaced with an outer tube with the same serial number. The unservicable outer tube will be destroyed and a new outer tube with a new serial number will have to be transferred on a ATF form 4.   


Q: There sure are a lot of warnings about property damage, personal injury and/or death in this manual. 

Do I really have to follow all of them?

A: Yes, those warnings are there for a reason. Warnings are written in blood. When used properly with the right ammunition a silencer will provide a lifetime or more of use. If used improperly or with the wrong ammunition it's like holding a hand grenade next to your face and pulling the pin. You wouldn't do that so follow the instructions in this manual.