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P.G.C.
12-21-2009, 5:36 PM
Did they slip a ban under the radar here or is the seller misinformed?
10 round mag and no pistol grip or bayonet mount. What gives?

Click on the enlarged photos and you'll see the tag hangin' off the trigger guard.
http://www.gunsamerica.com/912983157/Guns/Rifles/Springfield-Armory-Rifles/M1A-M14/M1A_Std_Rifle_MA9106_New_in_Box.htm#

sorensen440
12-21-2009, 5:39 PM
Its not loading for me but I suspect it has a flash hider ?
Flash hider + detachable mag is a no go

ke6guj
12-21-2009, 5:43 PM
yup, detachable mag + flash hider = AW.

That appears tobe a factory Springfield label. Springfield does sell a CA-legal version of the M1A, with a muzzle brake instead of a FH.

P.G.C.
12-21-2009, 5:47 PM
Ohhhhh. I forgot about those terrible things. I figured the stock was too black.

Thanks for the info.

prod39
12-21-2009, 5:48 PM
I bought mine in the mid 90s,,so is it a flash suppressor or muzzle brake ?
You have to love this state for something ? ( what? )

ke6guj
12-21-2009, 5:52 PM
I bought mine in the mid 90s,,so is it a flash suppressor or muzzle brake ?
You have to love this state for something ? ( what? )

If you bought it in the mid-90's, that would have been before CA's AW feature ban, so it most likely has a factory flash hider. The factory flash hider has long thin slots in the tube and is open at the end, IIRC. Muzzle brakes have a closed in end, and holes instead of slots.

Springfield Armory sells a muzlle brake, as do manufacturers such as Smith.

polygunner
12-21-2009, 6:40 PM
If muzzle brakes have a closed end how does the bullet get out?:rolleyes:
pg

ke6guj
12-21-2009, 6:45 PM
closed end, with a small opening for the bullet to pass through. As oposed to many flash hiders that have a large opening at the end.

that is a generic explanation of the differences, there is no legal definiton that differentiates a muzzle brake from a flash hider.

grywlfbg
12-21-2009, 6:46 PM
Flash suppressor:
http://www.fulton-armory.com/T37-317_50.jpg

Muzzle brake:
http://www.fulton-armory.com/garandmuzzlebreakSE-400_50.jpg

prod39
12-21-2009, 7:17 PM
Thanks for the update. it's a flash suppressor and a removable magazine.
And, it's mine.
JB

ke6guj
12-21-2009, 7:19 PM
Thanks for the update. it's a flash suppressor and a removable magazine.
And, it's mine.
JB

And as long as you properly registered it as an Assault weapon in 2000, then you can legally possess it in CA.

jdberger
12-21-2009, 7:43 PM
And just for giggles, replacing a FH with a break on an M14/M1A is easy-peasy.

(BTW - bayo lugs aren't restricted in CA - never were....)