View Full Version : Some SKS mods legal for KALIFORNIA

05-08-2006, 8:54 PM
I would like to know if I can buy the Tapco T6 stock and remove the bayonet and be legal in California as well as the FEDís law 922r? As long as I keep the fixed mag and all 10 import features.

Hereís the set up:
No FH with the T6 stock with a barreled bipod, scope and no bayonet.

Please also take in consideration the C&R with the FED law with this setup.

Thanks for the info:D

05-08-2006, 8:56 PM
you NEED the parts to be complient. Currently your configuration is illegal

05-08-2006, 9:02 PM

:D ;)

05-08-2006, 9:08 PM
:confused: Well Now I am a bit confused, if you have the time check this out:


these guys are saying that it will no longer be C&R and then it will fall on the Fed law not CAL

hereís some text from the SKS forum:
Since 1990, any semi-auto weapon imported could not have a bayonette.
A bayonette was considered an unsporting feature which applied to 922 import restrictions. The only reason you saw certain sks rifles imported after Nov 1990 with a bayonette was because they were allowed in through a loophole called C&R status. C&R status protects the sks conditionally. C&R status was a collectors status.
Without C&R status it would be illegal to import an sks with a bayonette.
Russian, Ramanian, Tugo, and Albanian sks rifles were allowed in with C&R status.
Once you destroy the C&R status its no longer protected from 922 legislation. Therefore, it becomes subject to 922. If the C&R status no longer protects the imported rifle it must be imediately compliant to 922.

If you take any sks currently, and you destroy its C&R status suddenly you must become 922 compliant. A chinese sks never had C&R status so it too must become compliant.

Adding a pistol grip, bayonette, folding /telescoping stock will cause destruction of C&R status and will require 922 compliance immediately.
Regardless, whether it has a fixed or detachable magazine.

SKS rifles with out C&R status cannot be imported with a bayonette.
Such rifles would be on a non-importation list. The only reason you see them imported with a bayonette is because of their conditional loophole protection. No importer is importing sks rifles with bayonettes that do not have C&R status.

When you take a russian, raomanian, yugo, albanian, or chinese sks, and suddenly modify it such as changing the stock to a tapco T6, you suddenly assembled a new configuration. Reconfiguring eliminated C&R protective status.
No C&R protection = Must get compliant.
A tapco T6 stock will convert an sks into a non-importable fixed magazine semi-auto weapon that is prohibited by the 922 law.
The point of the 922 law is to prevent you from modifying your semi-auto rifle/shotgun into what the Government said you cant import.
If you cant import it in that configuration, then you cant convert it to that configuration either after you import it.

922 is specifically a "stop converting weapons into what we already said we dont want in this country law" It is aimed at stopping conversions.
By the way, ATF interpretation is not often seen in the written laws.
A law is written and the ATF decides how to interpret it .
Thats where the ATF letters helps to establish what you can do.
Look up all the letters and carefully read through them.

It all will come back to this: You cant reconfigure an sks into a non-importable form, you need to reduce the total listed foreign parts to be allowed legally to have a non-importable form, and lastly the sunsetting of the Assult Weapon Ban had no real effect on the 1990 import law.

05-08-2006, 9:12 PM
Provided you follow Federal laws that regulate the content of imported rifles, you are free to do whatever you please with an SKS in California as long as you do not increase the magazine capacity beyond 10 or installed a detachable mag kit.

05-08-2006, 9:13 PM
CDNN has a 10rd U.S. made fixed mag for $14.00 but I was told that they jam a lot.


05-08-2006, 9:52 PM
There is no criminal penalty for owning or possessing a rifle that is not 922r compliant, only that it would be contraband and could be confiscated.