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AK m92 converted to rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by bennyl, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. bennyl

    bennyl portland Active Member

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    So I was wondering what the legality or the clarification of this subject. Could you possibly permanately pin a fake supressor or 6.5 muzzle break to the m92 and add a stock to it? And in doing so would it change the pistol title to a rifle? Has anyone had any experience doing this? How well do they shoot?
     
  2. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    As long as the resulting barrel length (with permanent muzzle brake or flash hider or whatever) was 16+" long, then yes, you can add a stock to the pistol and it then legally becomes a rifle.

    You can even go back to a pistol configuration.

    What you can't do without proper NFA paperwork:

    You cannot, at any time, never ever have a shoulder stock on the pistol with a barrel that has a length of less than 16". You must first put the 16+" barrel on the firearm before the shoulder stock.

    It used to be that the BATF said that once it was a rifle, then you could not convert it back to a pistol, but Thompson Center sued in court and won - now you can go back and forth.

    What you don't want to do:

    Have the shoulder stock before you have the barrel the correct length, or a barrel of the correct length ready to put on the firearm. With an AK switching back and forth is less practical than with something like an AR pistol, but it is possible, just not particularly practical.
     
  3. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Another thing you can't do; you cannot convert a firearm that came from the factory as a rifle, to a pistol, without a bunch of NFA paperwork.

    You can only go back and forth with a firearm that came from the factory as a "handgun".

    The end effect is the same physically, but not legally.
     
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  4. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    ^^and this is what those libtards mean by common sense gun laws? o_O
     
  5. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    5:30 for me

    M85, but same idea...

    Extend the bbl to 16" ( there are "fake cans" made for this, or make your own like I did )
    Add stock along with 922r compliance parts. ( these are easy, stock set and trigger group get you there )

    Shoot gun.

    As accurate as anything I own, but being a shorter barrel, you lose a bit of velocity.

    I've never understood where the myth of " shorter=less accurate " came from.
     
  6. bennyl

    bennyl portland Active Member

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    Nice, vid. I'm learning a lot. Good to know.
     
  7. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Generally a shorter sight radius makes it harder for the shooter to be accurate and precise - which people then shortened (see what I did there? :D) to "shorter=less accurate". Then people - being human - just repeated the assertion without the context.
     
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  8. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Glad someone else is enjoying an M85