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xxxx
06-01-2012, 9:45 PM
I have a FN PS90 out of state, I would like to bring it into the state. I am under the understanding if I take it apart it will then be CA legal - just as long as I do not assemble it in the state of CA? Is that correct? And of course no hi-cap mags.

SwPx4
06-01-2012, 10:56 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=284609

xxxx
06-01-2012, 11:14 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=284609

Yes, that's all well and good, but that's not what I was asking. Can I store it in CA taken apart legally? I might do that once I have it in CA, but my intentions were to store it taken apart.

Librarian
06-01-2012, 11:24 PM
Taking it apart does not change that it is a semi-automatic centerfire rifle that has the capability to accept detachable magazines -- unless you install a magazine-lock, and find 10-round magazines -- and has 'features', such as a pistol grip, and is too short. That's why the link to the other thread was posted, to show what has to be done to it to make it legal to bring into the state.

I suggest you leave the PS90 out of state.

xxxx
06-02-2012, 2:00 PM
Taking it apart does not change that it is a semi-automatic centerfire rifle that has the capability to accept detachable magazines -- unless you install a magazine-lock, and find 10-round magazines -- and has 'features', such as a pistol grip, and is too short. That's why the link to the other thread was posted, to show what has to be done to it to make it legal to bring into the state.

I suggest you leave the PS90 out of state.

By your logic an AR-15 lower and upper even not put together are illegal unless the AR-15 lower has a bullet button installed on it. Can anyone else confirm or deny if Librarian is correct?

shark92651
06-02-2012, 2:32 PM
It definitely adds to the risk factor should you ever have a LEO encounter with your disassembled rifle, but I would err on the side of not putting yourself in that situation. If you just want to store it here then I agree I would leave it out of state. If you intention is to shoot it here (or even if just storing it) I would install these items prior to bringing it in - it's cheap compared to defending yourself should the unthinkable happen:

http://www.riflegear.com/p-940-ps90-bullet-button.aspx
http://www.riflegear.com/p-941-ps90-barrel-extension.aspx

Librarian
06-02-2012, 2:37 PM
By your logic an AR-15 lower and upper even not put together are illegal unless the AR-15 lower has a bullet button installed on it. Can anyone else confirm or deny if Librarian is correct?

I think your fundamental assumption is that 'taken apart is non-functional; non-functional is not a firearm'. That assumption is incorrect.

In fact, the AR15 example you offer is possibly not a problem. For example, on that lower, one could mount a rimfire or bolt-action upper, or even a crossbow.

But that would be very expensive to prove in court, and you might lose if all you had to put on that upper were to be a semi-automatic centerfire upper.

The PS90 case is clearer - so far as I know, you can't make anything out of it except a PS90.

xxxx
06-02-2012, 8:31 PM
I think your fundamental assumption is that 'taken apart is non-functional; non-functional is not a firearm'. That assumption is incorrect.

In fact, the AR15 example you offer is possibly not a problem. For example, on that lower, one could mount a rimfire or bolt-action upper, or even a crossbow.

But that would be very expensive to prove in court, and you might lose if all you had to put on that upper were to be a semi-automatic centerfire upper.

The PS90 case is clearer - so far as I know, you can't make anything out of it except a PS90.

Understood - thank you.