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I need help... is this legal?

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by hmmmokkk, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. hmmmokkk

    hmmmokkk Yakima New Member

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    CLOSED THREAD
     
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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    No idea what your even talking about...

    Maybe some words in your post would help.
     
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  3. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Sure.


    It's a perfectly acceptable picture.




    So......what exactly is your question?
     
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  4. hmmmokkk

    hmmmokkk Yakima New Member

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    I am talking about the rifle. I was told that its illegal to own or have in possession due to added features. I'm not too sure whats on it though, I know I am stupid. Anyways like I said its not mine, I;m just curious
     
  5. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Need WAY more info than that...

    Random pic is random
     
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  6. eightyeight mag

    eightyeight mag sw wa Active Member

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    Awesome first post
     
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  7. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Find out what the mods are and that will help.

    Also is it an import or domestic made rifle.

    Where does he live?
     
  8. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    If its a standard semi auto AK with an overall length of 26"/ or a 16" barrel you're good to go.

    If it was an AK pistol we'd talk about the fine details that follow.. However this looks like a standard wasr or similar semi auto modern sporting rifle.. Which happens to be an AK variant.

    A modern sporting AK variant can LOOK like its big select fire sister.. But at the end of the day it just a clone.
    Odds are thats all this is just by the picture. Very very very few select fire AKs are in the hands of average joes.

    So yes, its legal if it meets legal definitions. More info would help, the model type, closer pictures.. Etc.. And honestly who is in possesion of it.. Because a mere picture is worth a thousand words.. Without more info we can only help so much.

    Dont feel silly about asking, this is a forum with folks who are more than happy to help answer any questions.
     
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  9. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    "California transplants for $500, Alex"

    :)
     
  10. cmica

    cmica puy Active Member

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    straight out of yakima
     
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  11. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    It appears that the 'added features' are internal which may indeed be illegal depending on what function they perform. Worst case, you may have put your finger prints on a felonious firearm, never a good thingo_O
     
  12. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If its stamped Oscar Meyer anywhere, its good to go.
     
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  13. hmmmokkk

    hmmmokkk Yakima New Member

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    Washington state and I'm not able to get the mods.
    How do I know if its import or domestic?
     
  14. hmmmokkk

    hmmmokkk Yakima New Member

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    Its semi-automatic.. if thats what you are referring to?
     
  15. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    I know Im poking fun, but we really cant tell you a thing from that pic...

    need to know manufacturer, model, location, import date, yada, yada...

    not near enough to go on....

    As far as I know, there are no "evil features"in WA
     
  16. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    My response would be that someone is zooming someone else, exactly who is doing the zooming is in question. My final suggestion is to take it into the BATF Office and ask them
     
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  17. hmmmokkk

    hmmmokkk Yakima New Member

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    thanks everyone it was worth a shot
     
  18. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    More info!
    WHAT added features?
    It's possible your friend was referring to a 922r non-compliance issue.
    It's possible that the "added feature" is a selector switch.

    Both would make the gun illegal.
    One is easy to remedy with a few parts.
    One gets you a 10 year vacation at club fed.

    All conjecture if the only info we have is a fuzzy picture of some sort of AK.
     
  19. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Legality of a firearm is a tough one to judge just by a pic.

    First it depends on location.
    A legal firearm in most states is probably illegal in California, and NY and NJ.
    a regular sized magazine is illegal in many states.

    Next depends on parts. If it is semi auto its fine. if for some reason it is full auto then it is not fine unless it is already a registered machine gun (and therefore would cost $30,000+)

    Next is internal parts. we have a very stupid federal law 922r that says several parts of an imported gun need to be American made. THat's very difficult to tell even when looking inside the gun.

    But after all that, if it is a regular AK 47 rifle that someone bought at a gun store in Washington state (the gun store makes sure all the parts are legal) then it is still a legal firearm to own.

    I live in Oregon and have something similar.

    these guys are joking with you because its actually a very difficult question to answer because of all the crazy firearm laws (something like 15,000 of them) we have in the US
     
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  20. hmmmokkk

    hmmmokkk Yakima New Member

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    Washington state and the gun store didn't do background, is that normal?
     
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