View Full Version : Russian AK OK?

04-19-2010, 7:58 AM
Okay I'm a little confused, coffee hasn't fully kicked in. Would an original Russian AK be legal to sell in California, obviously with the pistol grip removed or a maglock installed.

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In what configuration, if any, would an original Thompson be legal?

I await your brilliant responses to my early morning befuddlement, thanks

04-19-2010, 8:51 AM
Depends on what you mean by "original". It cannot be wholly 100% original, since that would imply that it's a select-fire weapon. Since we taken care of that case, from there, you move on to various importers and manufacturers - some of which are legal and some of which are not.

04-19-2010, 9:23 AM
Other then the Saiga (AK 100 series) imports, and war trophy Russian Assault rifles, there are no imported Russian AKM's. By original I'm assuming you mean with an imported receiver.

Kalashnikov USA imported Saiga's are listed as assault weapons by name. All others are legal.

There are also original Russian AKM parts kits built on US made receivers or flats.

04-19-2010, 10:37 AM

Certainly a true F/A AK has other problems.

If it's semiauto and says "AK-47" on it it's still considered banned regardless of mfgr.

If you have receiver markings/pictures, let us know...