[quote=“JohnMoss”]So, it seems the .58 White Auto was, at least originally, intended for a pistol rather than for a rifle or carbine.
Yes you are right, I checked my notes to day (more than 10 years old).
I told you I was not sure if it was for a rifle or a hand gun.
Al Paulson is very well known in the suppressors field !!
He is the only independant guy testing suppressors in the USA, and a very honnest person and this is good when you see the junk with false advertising sold by most US manufacturers (false sound attenuation, bullet touching inside the suppressor and so on).
This is coming from the fact owning them is very restrictive, it is like a myth, the prices are very high (difficult for a buyer to make comparaisons) and so on, therefore manufacturers take advantage of that and most of them are very poorly manufactured.
(In France you can get the same silencer sold in the US for 600 or more (plus tax + paperwork) for only 40 and not even have to show some ID. Therefore you can buy a lot of them, test them at the range, make easy comparaisons with others owned by you or some friends and so on. It is not the case in the US).
Only a few US suppressors manufacters are serious : Phil Dater, Knight for example. Plus a few others I am not allowed to give their name here because they work only on special orders from Army.
Al Paulson wrote a lot of articles on them in MG News, Soldier of Fortune aso.
He made two books on suppressors.
He is also writting articles on SMG.
I am very surprised you do not know Al, John !
You and him know the same, I will not say friends for some of them , people , like Doctor Falker or Peter K. . LOL !!
I will try to post the first 58 White round if I find the drawing. (I do not have the round anymore, somebody to whom you cannot refuse wanted it; lol !)