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SureShot241
02-20-2011, 4:31 PM
Legal in CA?
Because in my mind that would just turn it into a pistol haha

rareair
02-20-2011, 4:39 PM
A firearm registered as a rifle that is less than 30" in length (after stock is folded) is illegal.

A pistol with a rear folding stock would be considered a assault weapon, and be illegal.

Not a funny situation

paul0660
02-20-2011, 4:39 PM
haha illegal only if it is shorter than thirty inches total length.

Did you read the wiki?

SureShot241
02-20-2011, 4:44 PM
I wasnt sure if the AK was 30" with it folded. Thanks!

ZX-10R
02-20-2011, 5:40 PM
What if you pin it? I had a side folding stock but removed it since I am in CA.

WW2Buff
02-20-2011, 5:45 PM
What if you pin it? I had a side folding stock but removed it since I am in CA.

You'll be good to go if it's pinned and still reaches the OAL requirement or 30". It's common practice in CA.

bigthaiboy
02-20-2011, 6:04 PM
Legal in CA?
Because in my mind that would just turn it into a pistol haha


Once a rifle, always a rifle. By removing or folding the stock on a rifle, it cannot change it's status to a pistol. In order for a centerfire semi-auto rifle to be legal in CA as per PC12276. It has to have an OAL of a minimum 30" with the stock folded. This can be achieved by locking the folding mechanism of the stock to be fixed in the open position, or a muzzle extension such as a fake can or a 5" muzzle brake.


A pistol with a rear folding stock would be considered a assault weapon, and be illegal.

No, it would be a SBR, a federal NFA violation.