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RonaldWalter
02-02-2010, 1:42 PM
If you have a AW that was legally registered before the ban, Could you modify the AW?
Example A Norinco MAK 90 with a thumbhole stock that was registered legally before the ban. Could you replace the thumbhole stock with a pistol grip stock?
Thanks

ke6guj
02-02-2010, 1:54 PM
yes, as long as it is a Registered Assault Weapon, that you specifically registered as an AW by sending in the registration paperwork to CADOJ along with $25?, not that you bought it from a gun shop and they "registered" it during the 10-day way, then yes, you can add/swap all the evil features you want, provided you don't make it an SBR, MG, DD, etc.

CWM4A1
02-02-2010, 2:01 PM
Not really...

If you have Register AW, which is US made gun, like AR series you can modify as long as it does not violate NFA rule (i.e. less than 16" barrel or less then 26" overall length).

However, since your RAW is a Norinco MAK90, made in China, Federal 922(r) comes into play, where you will need to replace parts with sufficient amount of US made parts before you can take that thumb-hole stock off. Here are some of parts that you can find US made counterpart and you will need to replace at least 5 to get your gun in compliance:

pistol grip
stock
handguards
fire control group (counts as 3 parts)
Magazine (counts as 3 parts, but US magazines suck for reliability)
Piston

Once your gun is in compliance with 922(r), than you can go wild about adding other evil features.

savasyn
02-02-2010, 2:35 PM
I was under the impression that you needed 6 parts for an AK-style rifle. AKs are pretty easy to make 922r compliant, the FCG is three parts and the furniture is three parts, both can be gotten from a variety of places.

As the other posters have said, if you have an actual registered rifle(not just DROS'd) then yes, you can add any of the "evil features" to it except a real grenade launcher.

Para45
02-03-2010, 1:57 AM
I was under the impression that you needed 6 parts for an AK-style rifle. AKs are pretty easy to make 922r compliant, the FCG is three parts and the furniture is three parts, both can be gotten from a variety of places.

As the other posters have said, if you have an actual registered rifle(not just DROS'd) then yes, you can add any of the "evil features" to it except a real grenade launcher.

It's easier & less confusing to go about 922r compliance by counting the number of foreign parts you have on your rifle than by counting the U.S. made parts, since 922r states you can use at most 10 foreign parts. You would be correct that it needs 6 US parts if it has a threaded muzzle/detachable break; but if it doesn't (or has a welded break), then that is one less foreign "part" to count - dropping the "total" to 15 parts, thus only needing 5 US parts to be 922r compliant.