Can You Put A Silencer On A Revolver?

Whether it’s a spy thriller movie you are watching or reading a novel, a silenced weapon has always intrigued you. It’s natural, to find out that your weapon can still be deadly while being silent like a bow, who wouldn’t want that?

But what if your weapon isn’t supposed to be silenced? Well, there must be a way of doing it still, right? That’s a very good question. This is a question I will try to answer in today’s post. Without further ado, let’s swing right into it.

Why Would I Use A Silencer?

That’s a good question. Why indeed. Well, maybe because guns are too loud? Or maybe you are trying to be discreet in whatever you are doing? Those are two good and valid reasons, don’t you think so?

Well, the main purpose of a silencer/ suppressor is to suppress the noise coming out of your gun barrel after the shot. As it’s an aftermath that can warrant distress on your target and let them know your location, it’s often a good idea to use a suppressor with the weapon you are using.

Can I Use A Silencer On A Revolver?

Can You Put A Silencer On A Revolver

Often, the gun that you use might look like it doesn’t really support any muzzle accessories. A revolver is one of those. While we have seen plenty of people put silencers on their handguns, SMG, AR, bolt-actions, etc. We don’t see any revolvers with silencers often, if ever.

The short answer is, yes. You definitely can put a silencer on your revolver. But it’s not as simple as buying one from the store and putting it on the gun like a bottle cap. You will need to cut threads on the barrel of your revolver and find a silencer for the freshly cut threads on it.

After doing that, you can easily put up a silencer from your favorite brand on your revolver. Or, you can always go with the old-school welding method. That’s a more extreme and permanent solution, but hey, it works.

Should You Put A Silencer On Your Revolver?

No, you shouldn’t. The design quirks on revolvers make it useless to put any sort of muzzle accessories on your revolver. My good samaritan, if you think you can tame the noise coming out of a magnum revolver, you are gravely mistaken. The gun isn’t designed to be silenced, it’s designed to go out with a loud boom.

Usually, revolvers have no way of releasing the gas earlier than the gun intends to. If you want to contain that gas and redirect that gas down a longer path, of course, the shooting experience won’t be the same. It will still have a loud bang. In order for silencers to work, you will need to eliminate the distance between the barrel and the cylinder.

And that my friend, is not possible to do on a revolver. Thus, defeating the point of a silencer. But if you want to increase the barrel length of your revolver by adding a useless accessory, by all means, go for it.

Are There Any Revolvers That Work With Silencers?

As you know already, revolvers aren’t best friends with silencers. But throughout history, was there no one who decided to make a revolver chamber specifically fit for silencers? Well, there have been quite a few.

The Nagant M1895

Designed in 1800 for the Czarist army, this weapon was designed to help you be more discreet during modernized Russian warfare. The result was astonishing. It created a revolver that would genuinely work with a silencer!

It featured a modified cylinder that moves forward when you fire. It eliminates the gap between the cylinder and the barrel. It also eliminates the burst of gas and the sound of releasing that gas.

S&W .38

Dubbed the tunnel exploration kit, this weapon was designed to add a silenced barrel attachment down the line. The cylinder gap was not proper enough to be truly silenced, but it was to a point where it was used by soldiers due to being silent enough.

44 Quiet

The 44 Quiet is a special-purpose revolver that was designed from a half-built S&D 29 .44. While designing the idea was to make a cylinder and ammo configuration that contained the explosion aftermath and gas within the weapon directly.

That did make a quieter firing noise. But not to the point where you would call it completely silent. But it was within the acceptable noise limit of a silenced pistol. Thus making a good name for it among soldiers.


Sometimes, it’s a good idea to not act on our impulses. For example, if you were hasty and already cut some threads into your barrel for an accessory and then later found out that the accessory you bought is basically useless, that stuff is gonna hurt emotionally.

Finding out whether an accessory will work with my gun is always the better idea. After all, prevention IS better than cure. I hope you now know if you can put a silencer on a revolver or not.

That’s all for now. Hope you enjoyed the read. Thanks for spending a bit of your precious time with me. I appreciate it more than you know. Hope to see you on the next one. Will try to bring more informative posts on your way. Till then, take care and have fun.

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