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emil77
03-26-2011, 1:23 PM
Hi guys,

I found my first .22 rifle today, a Marlin 70HC, it was in our climate controlled storage unit. I don't see any rust on it. I had thought it was gone, but I found it! So, it hasn't been fired for at least 13 years, just been sitting in it's foam hard shell case. I'm going to give it a nice cleaning today, anything I should pay attention to? Just lube the heck out of it, I take it?

I take it the 15 round clip is "illegal?"

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Knight_Who_Says_Ni
03-26-2011, 3:39 PM
It's legal since you owned it before the ban, so have fun shooting 15 rounds! Also, just look firing pin issues. If the firing pin was in the firing position chances are there could be an issue with the spring.

emil77
03-26-2011, 4:52 PM
Nice, thanks for the info! If I use the hi capacity mag at Angeles, won't they question me? I can just say "I bought it before the ban?" I don't need proof?

sk8804
03-26-2011, 7:07 PM
Nice, thanks for the info! If I use the hi capacity mag at Angeles, won't they question me? I can just say "I bought it before the ban?" I don't need proof?

you can use it anywhere you want, and you do not need proof.

Fjold
03-26-2011, 7:10 PM
Check and makes sure that the bore is clear before shooting it. A good cleaning would probably be the safest bet.

emil77
03-26-2011, 7:17 PM
Hmm, so I am confused about the hi capacity magazine law then. Fjold, thanks, I did a nice cleaning/lube job!

davek8s
03-27-2011, 10:12 AM
The hi cap law is very simple. You can not buy, sell, import or build a detachable magazine that hold more than 10 rounds. Since you owned the magazine prior to the ban, you are in the clear.

emil77
03-27-2011, 5:49 PM
Ok, so on that note. What proves I owned the magazine prior to the ban? Do you understand my confusion?

Grumpyoldretiredcop
03-27-2011, 9:46 PM
It's not what proves that you owned the magazine prior to the ban. The code is quite specific, placing the burden on the government (where it belongs) to prove that you did not. Enjoy using your legally-owned standard capacity magazine.

emil77
03-28-2011, 4:30 AM
Thanks for the info!

locosway
03-28-2011, 6:39 AM
The hi cap law is very simple. You can not buy, sell, import or build a detachable magazine that hold more than 10 rounds. Since you owned the magazine prior to the ban, you are in the clear.

There's nothing in the law about buying, only selling, importing, and manufacturing.