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Old 11-24-2017, 2:27 AM
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Is a Kel Tec SU16CA considered an assault rifle? It has a folding stock but it does not function when folded. It also has a threaded barrel, this is what I think makes it an assault rifle. If I cut the threads off and re crown the barrel is it now a normal rifle?
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No, not an assault weapon. The Su16CA is their california compliant model of the takedown rifle.

The gun can't fire when it's folded (collapsed). Since there's no pistol grip, and if you're using 10 round mags, and don't attach a flash suppressor then your gun is just like any other featureless rifle.
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Threaded barrels are only a no-no feature on handguns in CA. They do not make a long gun an AW.
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Is a Kel Tec SU16CA considered an assault rifle? It has a folding stock but it does not function when folded. It also has a threaded barrel, this is what I think makes it an assault rifle. If I cut the threads off and re crown the barrel is it now a normal rifle?
You're asking on a Cali forum and got the Cali answer.

Just in case it matters to you I can also tell you that the threads ARE an illegal feature in NY.
Ban states are similar but not always identical.
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No, not an assault weapon. The Su16CA is their california compliant model of the takedown rifle.

The gun can't fire when it's folded (collapsed). Since there's no pistol grip, and if you're using 10 round mags, and don't attach a flash suppressor then your gun is just like any other featureless rifle.
I thought you could use mags over 10 in a featureless
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I thought you could use mags over 10 in a featureless
If you had them before 2000 then I suppose you're good to go
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I thought you could use mags over 10 in a featureless
Yes...if you legal own/possess them.


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https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/kel...ient-pack-gun/

Legal - no AW. There are mods you can do - trigger, front handguard, new extractor, etc.

I ditched my mags, put an extended butt pad on and have a Bushnell trs 25 (on sale for $45) up top.
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Is a Kel Tec SU16CA considered an assault rifle? It has a folding stock but it does not function when folded. It also has a threaded barrel, this is what I think makes it an assault rifle. If I cut the threads off and re crown the barrel is it now a normal rifle?
In it's factory form, the Kel-Tec SU-16CA (along with the SU-16A and SU-16B) is not an assault weapon.
It does not have any restricted features. (threaded barrels are not restricted on rifles)

It can be modified to be considered an assault weapon; so do not install a flash suppressor or SU16C stock or SU16E stock or a forward pistol grip or a grenade/flare launcher.
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Some online reviews say the SU-16CA has the folding stock-but won't fire in the folded position so Cali-legal.

But-Keltec site shows SU-16CA has a FIXED stock...

https://www.keltecweapons.com/rifles/su-16ca

Which is correct?


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Some online reviews say the SU-16CA has the folding stock-but won't fire in the folded position so Cali-legal.

But-Keltec site shows SU-16CA has a FIXED stock...

https://www.keltecweapons.com/rifles/su-16ca

Which is correct?


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It is a fixed stock that folds up for transport or storage. The gun is inoperable when the stock is in the folded position.
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Some online reviews say the SU-16CA has the folding stock-but won't fire in the folded position so Cali-legal.

But-Keltec site shows SU-16CA has a FIXED stock...

https://www.keltecweapons.com/rifles/su-16ca

Which is correct?
Basically...

The Kel-Tec SU-16A, SU-16B, and SU-16CA has a fixed stock that is attached to a "lower receiver" that folds.

The Kel-Tec SU-16C and SU-16D has a folding stock that is attached to a "lower receiver" that does not fold.

The Kel-Tec SU-16E has an extending stock that is attached to a "lower receiver" that does not fold.
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Since the question has already been answered I'll just pipe in to say that the SU-16CA is a great plinker rifle. Great rifle for any one way range. I still have mine, I wore it out, but I still have it and shoot it every once in awhile.
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Is a Kel Tec SU16CA considered an assault rifle? It has a folding stock but it does not function when folded. It also has a threaded barrel, this is what I think makes it an assault rifle. If I cut the threads off and re crown the barrel is it now a normal rifle?
Its not an assault rifle cause its not select fire.
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