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highspeed11
03-01-2006, 9:29 PM
Actually my mother has it. It's just an old Ruger 10/22. She got it from my cousin back in the early-mid '90s. It was his dads. I don't know if his dad ever legally passed it onto him or if he even had to at the time. Now my mom has it after my cousin gave it to her. It was probably purchased sometime in the 80's

I would like to take possesion of it and turn it into a fun little plinker. How would I legally go about that? Would it be cheaper/easier to just buy a new one? I still have a 30rd mag for it too. I really want this gun. :(

EBWhite
03-01-2006, 9:36 PM
Hey-, long guns are not registered to anyones name, Your mother has it, all you need to do is take her out to dinner and she will be happy to give it to you. Clean it and go shoot. Nothing to worry about as long as it is not stolen.

highspeed11
03-01-2006, 9:53 PM
So I can take it add a folding or telescoping stock, extended round mags, and any other goodies I want to?

Time to start doing some research.

ohsmily
03-01-2006, 9:55 PM
......yes......

highspeed11
03-01-2006, 10:08 PM
Then why don't these people ship here?

http://www.andean-inc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TAOS&Product_Code=BTLRFS10B&Category_Code=1022lrstocks
http://www.andean-inc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TAOS&Product_Code=BTLRHL25CL&Category_Code=1022magazines

superhondaz50
03-01-2006, 10:19 PM
Some states are misinformed about california and .22's. They probably dont know .22 rifles are exempt, so they may think adding a folder may make the gun illegal. Check out cabelas.com they have the stock you want, it's affordable, and they have no problem shipping to CA. Also check out their other accesories for the 10/22, I bought all my stuff from them, and now I have a great plinker.

PanzerAce
03-01-2006, 10:24 PM
well, the magazines are ILLEGAL TO SHIP TO CALI, OR EVEN TO HAVE IF YOU GOT THEM AFTER 2000. the legal limit on magazine purchases/trades/assembly is 10 rounds, even for .22s.

superhondaz50
03-01-2006, 10:24 PM
The mag you have pictured is a 25 rounder, which is a no-no out here, .22 mags arent exempt from our so called "hi-cap" law, (except tube mags for .22) so you can only get 10 rounders. If you had a regular capacity "so called hi-cap" magazine in your possesion prior to January 1, 2000, you can keep and use it legally in your gun. Thats what I do:D

gmcem50
03-02-2006, 12:00 AM
The mag you have pictured is a 25 rounder, which is a no-no out here, .22 mags arent exempt from our so called "hi-cap" law, (except tube mags for .22) so you can only get 10 rounders. If you had a regular capacity "so called hi-cap" magazine in your possesion prior to January 1, 2000, you can keep and use it legally in your gun. Thats what I do:D

Me too.:) :) :)

bruceflinch
03-03-2006, 9:52 PM
It is my understanding.. A Father may give a legally owned gun to his child. It is also my understanding Cal. registration records are missing from before 1988. If the gun is not stolen, & you did want to register it, Your Mother would qualify as the legal owner. Only your FFL, knows for sure.:confused:

saki302
03-03-2006, 11:09 PM
There *are* no registration for long guns which are not AW's. If you want to run a stolen serial # check on it, make friends with a cop- they can run it for you no problem :D
-Dave