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Old 11-08-2012, 10:01 AM
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Default M1A Assault Weapons Ban

So the reelection of Obama has me searching for some new rifles.
Was the M1A banned completely in the previous assault weapons ban? or was it just the bayonet lug?

I'm having trouble with the search. If it was previously banned, I'm going to pick one up today. If it wasn't... I can wait.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:15 AM
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It was not banned during the clinton aw ban. Not to say that they won't revise a new list but in the past, with a compensator it was unaffected.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:17 AM
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Old federal was a 'two-feature' ban -
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Semi-automatic rifles able to accept detachable magazines and two or more of the following:

Folding or telescoping stock
Pistol grip
Bayonet mount
Flash suppressor, or threaded barrel designed to accommodate one
Grenade launcher (more precisely, a muzzle device that enables launching or firing rifle grenades, though this applies only to muzzle mounted grenade launchers and not those mounted externally).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal...ons_of_the_ban

M1A had only the bayonet lug (if it had even that - in 1994, I don't know). [[ California does not care about bayonet lugs - not part of our a/w law. ]]

Acting now based on the anticipated detailed content of an as-yet-unspecified law is a bit premature.

But buying more guns often seems like a good idea!
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Non-California versions of the M1A currently also have a flash suppressor, though I assume Springfield just popped the muzzle brake on there and kept on selling during the Clinton ban.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:44 AM
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Thanks guys. @Librarian lol. Premature? you bet. because really, I'm just trying to find an excuse to buy more rifles. hHAHA!
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what if i put an EBR stock on it?
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Pistol grip/telescoping stock will trigger CA AWB and need mag lock. No worries nationally, just CA at that point.

But making assumptions on legislation that is not even on the table, much less worked out, voted on and signed.... assuming it will ever even come in the first place isn't exactly the best thing for us. Well, I guess if we want to artifically inflate prices, increase demand, and boost sales, it's a good thing. Considering I just picked up a part time position at a local gun store, It's all the better for me.
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EBR stock is a no go in CA
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EBR stock is a no go in CA
Presuming a 'normal' stock and a CA-version muzzle brake, an M1A has no 'features'; that EBR stock adds 'features', a folding stock and a pistol grip, to a semi-automatic rifle - creating an 'assault weapon' if the weapon accepts detachable magazines.

An EBR stock can be fine - IF you put on a magazine lock and use only 10-round or smaller mags.
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If you want an EBR stock (good luck getting one), get a Garand to put in it. You can do whatever you want aside from making it full-auto, because the Garand doesn't have a detachable magazine.
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After the Clinton ban, Springfield knocked the bayonet lug off of their standard flash suppressor on all new made rifles. After the Ca ban, they started installing non bayonet lugged muzzle brakes on rifles for ca sales.

The socom models, which came after the bans, always had a muzzle brake, for all state sales. This was a design feature though, not a ban solution like on the standard or scout/bush rifle.


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I prefer the brake over a flash hider anyway. For off-hand shooting with a big .308, it's pretty controllable.
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yea thems m1a are scary they got that thing on the stock that goes up
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What is an EBR stock? Assuming it's synthetic.
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But buying more guns often seems like a good idea!
This.
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What is an EBR stock? Assuming it's synthetic.
Couldn't help myself.
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=M1A+EBR+Stock
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What is an EBR stock? Assuming it's synthetic.

Enhanced Battle Rifle stock


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yea thems m1a are scary they got that thing on the stock that goes up
Funny thing is, the M1A is scary from the standpoint of what kind of rifle it is and how much damage it can do, but isn't even looked at twice by our retarded politicians because it doesn't have relatively benign features like pistol grips and futuristic design patterns.

Got to hurry up and ban those scary looking plastic rifles that fire the little bullets though... because, well, I saw an actor blow up a car with one once in a movie I saw last summer.
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What is an EBR stock?
16" M14 installed in a SAGE EBR.

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Old 11-12-2012, 2:44 PM
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Oh the EBRs are sexy looking but would attract soooooo much attention at the range. Although the muzzle break is more practical, I prefer the traditional flash hider with its dangerous bayonet lug :-)

We don't use bayonets anymore do we? The Prez said they're no longer used so I guess no reason to ban them :-)
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I would love an EBR M1A, but in cali it makes it no fun since I think we would have to put a bullet button on it... would rather run it stock with no bullet button.
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16" M14 installed in a SAGE EBR.

That is ghastly.

Without going to something like that and rendering a perfectly good semi-auto rifle a scary black assault weapon is there an offering on the market that would allow one a convenient attachment point for a single point sling on say a socom 16 or scout squad?
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That is ghastly.
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No offense to anyone, just not my cup o tea. That it requires a BB and renders my 20rd mags that I found useless means it holds no allure to me.
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Yeah, the EBR and related chassis really make NO sense in California.
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No offense to anyone, just not my cup o tea. That it requires a BB and renders my 20rd mags that I found useless means it holds no allure to me.
Not if your M1A is a RAW (Registered Assault Weapon)
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Yeah, the EBR and related chassis really make NO sense in California.

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