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Old 08-29-2012, 9:36 PM
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Default Is the Chinese SKS legal in CA

I am looking at a Chinese sks with fixed 10rd magazine. I have read up and down this site and the ca.gov database. Basically, like most, I can not understand what I am reading. And I apologize already for my blondeness for asking this question, but it is a nice investment and I want to remain legal.

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Old 08-29-2012, 9:40 PM
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I believe it is legal as long as it doesn't have a modded detachable magazine. But don't take my word for it. Someone else should chime in.
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Old 08-29-2012, 9:56 PM
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Yes, it is legal as long as it has the standard ten round magazine.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:47 PM
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I recently purchased my first long gun which is a Chinese SKS from Factory 016. After much research and verification/scare (haha) from my FFL guy, As long as there is a fixed 10rd magazine or your SKS has been modified to meet the 922r compliance, it is legal to own an SKS in California....The illegal SKS are the SKS D and M model which were adapted to fit an AK-Magazine.

Also, you can have your Bayonet fixed to the SKS as well. I've been told and read from other CG'ers on other threads that it is NOT illegal to have the bayonet fixed now.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:52 PM
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Not to beat a dead horse, but just to affirm for you, it is absolutely legal assuming it hasnt been modified that would cause it to fall out of 922r compliance. The banned SKS's were the ones that were designed to be compatible with AK magazines.
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...it is absolutely legal assuming it hasnt been modified that would cause it to fall out of 922r compliance.
This is irrelevant unless he'd purchased it with a C&R 03 license, which he hopefully didn't since Chinese SKSs are not listed as being eligible for C&R purchases or sales.
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Old 08-30-2012, 7:14 AM
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This is irrelevant unless he'd purchased it with a C&R 03 license, which he hopefully didn't since Chinese SKSs are not listed as being eligible for C&R purchases or sales.
Oh cool, I did not know that, so OP you are totally good
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Old 08-30-2012, 7:18 AM
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Cool, so I will pick this up today and start on my sks collection. Thank you all for putting my mind at ease
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Old 08-30-2012, 8:19 AM
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If it's Chinese, and doesn't say "SKS" anywhere on it, it's not an SKS. It's a Norinco semi-automatic rifle with a ten round fixed magazine chambered in 7.62x39
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This one has Chinese one with sks on the side, does that make any difference?
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requirements:

1) fixed 10 round mag
2) 922r compliant (read/use this: http://jobson.us/922r/ )
3) no grenade launcher
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Old 08-30-2012, 8:59 AM
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Being that I am leaving this gun stock as it came over back in the 60s , I do not believe 922 applies, or am I wrong?
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Being that I am leaving this gun stock as it came over back in the 60s , I do not believe 922 applies, or am I wrong?
922r deals with assembly of non sporting arms

if you buy it non sporting you didnt assemble it so you are ok

the atf said to the importers you could not import them with the bayonets and 922r means you cannot install one

but its not illegal to have a non c&r sks with a bayonet attached
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Old 08-30-2012, 1:53 PM
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Again, thank you for explaining the communist laws to me.
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If it's Chinese, and doesn't say "SKS" anywhere on it, it's not an SKS. It's a Norinco semi-automatic rifle with a ten round fixed magazine chambered in 7.62x39
Actually there are no "SKS" type rifles produced anywhere which the manufacturing country placed the markings "SKS" on them. Some IMPORTERS placed that markings on many different SKS rifles to comply with the importation rules from 1986.
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Actually there are no "SKS" type rifles produced anywhere which the manufacturing country placed the markings "SKS" on them. Some IMPORTERS placed that markings on many different SKS rifles to comply with the importation rules from 1986.
yea amen brother if its an sks it doesnt have to say sks on it but if its marked something like model 59/66 then it is not an sks

but this really only matters for the use of detachable magazines
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Old 08-31-2012, 7:08 PM
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ok, mine was made in 1967 from the jianshe arsenal, and was stamped sks when it was imported through pomona. From what i am reading and understanding, I should not have any legal issues with this gun with its fixed 10rd mag and bayonet.
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