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swift
12-30-2007, 6:31 AM
Since a magazine counts as three parts in a build, is a 75-round drum also counted as three or are there more parts?

Thanks

JHC
12-30-2007, 8:17 AM
It would, but I'm not aware of any U.S. made replacement parts available for one so it probably won't help you with 922r

rg_1111@yahoo.com
12-30-2007, 9:31 AM
You can not use a 75 round drum as the three us parts.
You would have to own receiver & drum Pre Ban.

M. Sage
12-30-2007, 10:20 AM
You can not use a 75 round drum as the three us parts.
You would have to own receiver & drum Pre Ban.

No, just the drum. You don't have to have owned any firearms pre-ban, just the magazine(s) in question.

Redchevyman
12-30-2007, 10:25 AM
The AK Drum magazine is only two parts (magazine body & follower) since it does not have a floor plate.

rg_1111@yahoo.com
12-30-2007, 12:55 PM
Your right with NO evils.

M. Sage
12-30-2007, 1:41 PM
I'll throw this one out there: It's not a good idea to rely on your detachable magazine(s) for 922(r) count.

virulosity
12-30-2007, 5:52 PM
I think he is just making sure that his build that has between 8 and 10 imported parts doesn't break the law with a drum attached.

M. Sage
12-30-2007, 7:04 PM
Exactly. But, don't count on always having a drum (two parts) in the rifle. You might toss a 30 or even a 10 round magazine in there and have three parts hanging from your magazine well.

virulosity
12-30-2007, 7:19 PM
i see what you mean. they do make US made banana mags though so as long as he is careful he should be ok.

swift
12-30-2007, 9:36 PM
It seems easy enough to replace the floorplate (and/or body, etc) on any non-US-made magazine is pretty straightforward, but since I can't replace any part of a drum mag, I needed to know how many other parts I need to change.

Of course it'll be a featureless build, with a wooden MM grip and a muzzle brake. I'll probably replace a couple of extra parts to be sure I'm in well within compliance with 922(r). Thanks for your concern that I may not know the CA firearm laws. Be assured that I'll be very careful to build a CA-compliant rifle.

M. Sage
12-30-2007, 10:02 PM
I'm less worried about CA compliance (that's really easy on an AK, since they don't typically come with flash hiders), it's 922(r), even though that's almost not worth worrying about.

If it's got a US-built receiver, you only have to replace the trigger group and muzzle device (or leave it off) with US parts, especially if you're using a MMG (one part down.)

Omitting parts works just as good as swapping them out for 922(r).