Maxim 50

I love folks who push the fringes by coming up with things like ‘arm braces’ and ‘non-AOW/SBS’ shotguns. And now the folks at Silencerco have a suppressed .50 cal rifle that is legal to buy in all 50 states and that you can even order online. The catch? It’s a muzzleloader. (Can you imagine what the inside of that suppressor is going to look like after a few rounds???)

I heartily applaud this ‘outside the box thinking’. I also fully expect some legislation to be forthcoming to stamp this thing down.

For the first time since the National Firearms Act (NFA) was created in 1934, civilians can enjoy suppressed shooting in all 50 states with SilencerCo’s latest innovation: the integrally suppressed Maxim 50 muzzleloader. In addition, this product can be purchased right now on the web with no regulation (no 4473, no $200 tax stamp, no photographs, and no fingerprints) and be shipped immediately to the customer with few exceptions.

7 thoughts on “Maxim 50

  1. I didn’t know I needed this in my life till I read about it. How have I lived without a suppressed .50 Blackpowder rifle. Do they also sell the riser to get the scopes over the suppressor? I guess I should have looked before clicking back.

    This looks to me like some other “oh I gotta have that” things I’ve seen, bolt action .50 cal uppers for AR lowers, the can cannon etc that have a lot of “awe yea! factor” but little real use.

  2. It uses a #209 shotgun primer and they have said that inline BP rifles using a #209 shotgun primer nare FFL firearms so they could say that this does.

    • Sorry don’t know what happen with this post it should be:
      It uses a #209 shotgun primer and BATFE have said that inline BP rifles using a #209 shotgun primer are FFL firearms so they could just say that this is to.
      The makers don’t even have a letter from the BATFE saying that it’s OK to sell and we all know that their letters are not worth the paper they’re printed on but it’s a lot safer with the letter than without.

      • Actually, if you check out Silencerco, they approached the BATFE before starting the project. They had full approval on the concept before wasting resources on fabricating a prototype. I guess for the guys who have been on the front lines trying to normalize suppressors might have a clue as to how to release a new product. Unlike the poor folks selling that Autoglove.

  3. Pre 1899 guns next? I’d love a .338 Spectre chambered Mauser action with an integral can.

    Hell, I’d even buy a Nagant revolver if it had an integral suppressor mounted.

    • Interesting. That never occurred to me. A permanently mounted suppressor on a pre-1899 firearms would be legislatively identical to the Maxim 50.

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