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Old 05-09-2010, 5:58 PM
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One of my friend's dads bought an SKS about 30-40 years ago and he said back then rifles and handguns didn't need to be registered. He went shooting with a couple SW revolvers, AMT backup handgun, berettas and other handguns and he was using his SKS w/ 11 round detach mag (hunting stock) and someone told him these guns had to be registered. Is this true, or FUD? Is the SKS considered an AW that has to be registered, or is the hi-cap mag ok because the rifle is essentially featureless?
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Old 05-09-2010, 6:23 PM
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sks's need fixed mag that it comes with to be legal. not a detachable mag
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No detatch no fixed in excess of 10
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Old 05-10-2010, 4:48 AM
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A SKS with detachable mag is specifically listed as an Assault Weapon under PC 12776 appendix A: http://www.calguns.net/caawid/flowchart.pdf

The deadline to register a rifle listed under the Roberti-Roos AW Control Act 1989 was March 31st 1992. If the owner of a Chinese SKS with a detachable magazine did not register the rifle as an AW by that deadline, and is still in possession of the rifle, they having been committing a felony for the past 18 years.
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