Faux Silencer




how to make a fake silencer

Step 1: Getting Materials and Tools

Gather these items:
  • An Airsoft pistol of your choice
  • Metal Conduit
  • A Highlighter
  • & two CD's
  • Tissue
  • A rotary Tool or a drill and preferably a press of some sort
  • Super glue or a strong glue like it
  • A 3/32" drill bit
  • Needle Nose pliers
  • A saw frame
  • A saw blade (for cutting metal jewelry blades work like charms)

Step 2: Preping the Highlighter

  • Get your highlighter.
  • Remove the back of it .
  • Take out the ink cartridge.
  • Flip your pen around remove cap the proceed to pull out the felt tip .
  • Then cut of a piece of the nozzle 3/8" is left.
  • Then with you drill or rotary tool drill six columns of holes around the case of the highlighter.

Step 3: Getting Your Conduit

  • First measure the straight section of your highlighter.
  • Then grab your uncut section of conduit and mark on it how long it needs to be.
  • Get your saw and frame and proceed to cut off your conduit piece

Step 4: Cutting Your End Caps

  • gGet your CD's .
  • Measure your conduit onto the center of your CD's and mark with a writing implement.
  • Drill a hole on the edge of your line.
  • Then proceed to cut with your saw.

Step 5: Assembleing and Finishing

  • Get all your parts and your super glue.
  • Get your highlighter case and wrap your tissue paper around it so it is as flat as possible.
  • Then slide into your conduit twisting as you go.
  • Then glue on your end caps and depending on how clean your cuts were you may need to sand the edges of your end caps but i didn't so you might not have to.
  • Get your paint of any choice probably black and get it to match your guns finish.
  • your done



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    23 Discussions


    It's not illegal because that would not work on a real firearm. And yes it is a fake suppressor because it will not suppress an actual firearm.

    2 replies

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Well this is ilegal because this isnt a fake silencer as you say it is, it's a real one.
    I wouldn't make these anymore because of that reason. But still a good instructable. I just wanted to let you know that these are real so you wouldn't get into trouble making these.

    4 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    its not like it can silence an airsoft gun that much, unlike real guns, airsoft doesn't propel bullets using expanding gasses caused by an explosian. a silencer works by dispelling these gasses (to make it simple) and in an airsoft gun (every single one ive seen in reakl life, even ones i didnt use) , one, did not shoot like this, and to most of the noise came from inside the gun. therefor this cant silence an airsoft gun very much, possibly a gas a little bit, but mostly just muffle, there for is a muffler not a silencer.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    it's not illegal if it can't be used on a real gun. he used fragil cd's that would break away if used on a gun. the atf couldn't charge you with any crimes.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    in the last step it looks like a pink co2 cartridge with holes in it lol


    10 years ago on Introduction

    i have a question, hows it attach to the gun, does the highliter slip in the barrel? cause that would block BBs, i already have a silencer but the tip of the gun i want it on is not threaded so i need to know how to attach it straight.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    also, in yours you didnt need the holes all that much. just more realistic, correct?

    chicks dig meMatt21497

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    sort of, i usually do local stuff but still. o and leave a message 4 me on my orange board and ill usually respond in a week or 2