A solvent trap is a firearm cleaning system that is designed to capture (or “trap”) cleaning solvent during the bore cleaning process, in order to transport and dispose of it efficiently, safely and in an environmentally friendly manner. Solvent traps attach to a firearms muzzle and feature cups, also referred to as dry storage cups, dividers, among other interchangeable names. Solvent traps are designed in a way that ensures a bullet may not pass through them.
The BATF defines a solvent trap as a “firearm cleaning accessory”, but to make certain that a solvent trap remains within the BATF’s “firearm cleaning accessory” definition, it should be clear that they are constructed to serve such a purpose. Our solvent traps are designed and manufactured to serve one primary purpose, which is as a firearm cleaning system. We do not endorse, support or recommend using our solvent traps or solvent trap dry storage cups to silence, muffle or diminish the report of a firearm. Rather than selling our solvent trap tubes, dry storage cups and end caps separately, our solvent trap cleaning kits include all parts needed, and they are sold for cleaning purposes only. Modifying our products and/or using them for any other uses are not recommended or endorsed by Armory Den.
Solvent traps can be purchased legally without a Form 1. However, you cannot alter, modify, or redesign them into a device for muffling, silencing, or diminishing the report of a firearm without first, paying the NFA Mandated $200 Tax Stamp (if applicable) and receiving back an approved From 1 from the BATFE. Please be aware of the restrictions and regulations and those within the states you reside. Only after getting the approved Form 1 back can you make any modifications to the product. A crime is committed if you make the alterations before obtaining the tax stamp.