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SKS/922 question

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by RonS, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. RonS

    RonS portland, or Member

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    I purchased an SKS that came with a 30 round steel mag with no country of origin stamped on it, the bayonet and cleaning rod removed otherwise completly original as far as I can tell. If there are no aftermarket parts added to the weapon is it 922 comliant? Or since the parts have been removed is it out of compliance due to those mods?
     
  2. zane

    zane Vancouver, WA Member

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    The 30 rounder will put it out of compliance since it's not in its "original configuration". The bayonet can be removed for "shooting purposes" according to the ATF, but there is no set length of time that it can be removed for (it's a grey area).

    I would either install an original 10 round magazine or start playing the 922r parts counting game.
     
  3. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    This inspires another question: has anyone even HEARD of an ATF agent inspecting anybody's SKS and finding fault to arrest anyone? Does the ATF even CARE about an ordinary citizen with an out-of-compliance SKS?.............................elsullo
     
  4. Jerry

    Jerry Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Say...what's this "922" that you're talking about? This is something that I've never heard.
     
  5. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    922r is a bit of leftover law from the Clinton era assault weapons law. Essentially, if you start changing parts you have to change enough that it becomes a "US made" firearm. For the SKS, there are a bunch of sites out that have lists available parts for sale that can turn your SKS into an AK wanna-be.
     
  6. RonS

    RonS portland, or Member

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    As I understand, it is a rule/law that was left on the books from the assault weapons ban. I regulates the # of "restricted" parts on semi-auto rifles that are imported into the US. If the weapon is modified from it's "sporting" configuration then it cannot have more than a specified # of parts on the restricted list that are not made in the USA. From what I am seeing the quickest way to compliance is a Tapco kit.
     
  7. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  8. Jerry

    Jerry Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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