View Full Version : Whats the Ruling on a SW5 rifle?
05-24-2005, 3:15 PM
Whats the skinny on a Special Weapons HK94 Clone rifle without the pistol grip a 5 round mag?Would this be Cali legal.I cannot find it on DOJ's website nor is it named.The features are gone so would this be good to go? http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif
05-24-2005, 3:59 PM
Without looking, I'd say probably legal, but find someone to do the FFL. Not to mention a dealer to sell it to you in the first place.
05-24-2005, 4:07 PM
Completely ignoring the legal question, look around the web for more than a few interesting stories about SW/Top Notch/etc., particularly in the area of warranty service and support.
Having worked on more than a couple, I'd rate anything from Speshul Weppuns right up there with Hesse's work http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif...arguably some of the crappiest & most inexcusable work I've seen in a production gun. POS would be a charitable description.
05-24-2005, 4:33 PM
I don't think SW made a gun without pistol grip and 5rd mag. Is this something new?
I know they used to make SW55 which is a single shot (not semi auto) and came with 10rd mag.
They stopped production on SW55/SW5 so I don't know how you can buy one unless someone in this state has one for sale.
05-24-2005, 7:31 PM
For example if an out of state dealer stripped it down to this.Then you could put a modified gripless lower on it and only use the (I think) 5 or 10 round SP 89 mag?This is kinda like building a Fal reciever from the ground up?
noring the legal question, look around the web for more than a few interesting stories about SW/Top Notch/etc., particularly in the area of warranty service and support.
yup,it is not banned by name so its good to go as long as it dosent meet the features of an AW.
At one time they were advertising the "bolt action" SW5 for CA. Basically you needed to work the action for each shot.
05-25-2005, 7:53 AM
There was a version of the SW5, as far as I know, that was made without a pistol grip, for a short period of time. I did not see it myself, but had a friend mention that he saw one at the range a few years ago. It may have been a "special order" for a customer.
I did have a chance to check out an SW5 up close (handled it in my hands) and was not impressed with how the finish was not completely done up on the lower receiver. If anyone is familiar with HK style weapons, you separate the lower from the upper, and there are some parts of the lower receiver that are usually not visible when the item is assembled. Those areas were not finished on the SW5 that I saw - the metal was bare. I thought it should have been finished off.
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