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07-06-2009, 6:29 AM

Back on topic, I own a Cali legal Century Arms Yugo M59/66A1
Bayonet, fixed mag, grenade sights, welded on US made muzzle brake (by Century).

All I want to do is swap out the wood stock for an ATI or Choate fixed rifle stock.

My question is, since the muzzle brake is US made and adding a US made stock makes 2 US parts, would I have to "go all the way" towards 922r compliance? (add 3 more parts)

Any help is greatly appreciated.

07-06-2009, 7:35 AM

07-06-2009, 7:47 AM
Thank you.
I'll stick with the wood stock for now then.

Now the next question I guess is, would I have to exchange four more parts since a US made brake is already on it, even though I bought it like that?

07-06-2009, 7:58 AM
The funny thing about 922(r) is 'unsporting' means whatever the ATF wants it to mean on that specific day. So on an SKS it is not a violation of 922(r) to replace the stock with a non-folding stock. This definition is however weapon specific, it could be a violation on other firearms.

Some guidance as to SKS's can be gleaned from this letter to
the NRA from BATF Technology Branch, printed in the NRA magazine,
American Rifleman May, 1994, p.44:

From: Dept. Of Treasury
Wash. DC

Dear Sir:

[Snip] In answer to your specific questions, the following
modifications of an SKS type rifle WOULD _NOT_ BE A VIOLATION of
Section 922 (r):

1. Replace the existing stock and handguard with a non-folding
wooden or synthetic stock having either a Monte Carlo or thumbhole
Source (http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/usr/wbardwel/public/nfalist/semi_auto_faq.txt)

07-06-2009, 8:02 AM

07-06-2009, 10:06 AM
Thanks for the link, it has helped clear up a few things for me.
I might just add 4 more parts to be compliant.

Now where's that Tapco catalog...