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Old 02-04-2013, 12:20 AM
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Angry Browning Buckmark Silhouette Legal

I have a Browning Buckmark Silhouette in 22lr with a forestock on the barrel. I was told by a friend to take off the wooden forestock because it might be classified as an assault weopon if I did not? Have you heard of such a thing? I told him that I would also have to take the forestock off of my Browning 22 Medalist.

Is he right? What sort of crazy laws do we have when a serious silhouette pistol can't be used as intended?
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:33 AM
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Check this out. I'm leaning towards saying he is correct...

http://compete.nra.org/documents/pdf...sil-p-book.pdf
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:45 AM
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12276.1 (a) Notwithstanding PC section 12276, assault weapon shall
also mean the following: Pistols
(4) A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a
detachable magazine and any one of the following:
(A) A threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor, forward
handgrip, or silencer.
(B) A second handgrip.
(C) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the
barrel that allows the bearer to fire the weapon without burning his or
her hand, except a slide that encloses the barrel.
(D) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location
outside of the pistol grip.

When you say forestock, is it a stock or a grip?
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:49 AM
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When you say forestock, is it a stock or a grip?
CA considers it a second handgrip.
Handgrip can be horizontal, angled or vertical.
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I have a Browning Buckmark Silhouette in 22lr with a forestock on the barrel. I was told by a friend to take off the wooden forestock because it might be classified as an assault weopon if I did not? Have you heard of such a thing? I told him that I would also have to take the forestock off of my Browning 22 Medalist.

Is he right? What sort of crazy laws do we have when a serious silhouette pistol can't be used as intended?
Your friend is correct.

The handgrip needs to be removed.

A friend of mine registered his Browning Buck Mark Silhouette as an assault weapon in 2000 because of this issue.
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Attachment 201168

Yep, here it is, the Browning 22lr assault pistol.

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Yes, that is a picture of my Buckmark Silhouette. I talked to my same friend and he told me that the Browning Medalist is ok because it is on the Olympic exemption list.

How can we get the Buckmark Silhouette on the exemption list? It is very popular with silhouetters and really is just a target gun not an assault weapon by any means of the imagination.
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Yes, that is a picture of my Buckmark Silhouette. I talked to my same friend and he told me that the Browning Medalist is ok because it is on the Olympic exemption list.

How can we get the Buckmark Silhouette on the exemption list? It is very popular with silhouetters and really is just a target gun not an assault weapon by any means of the imagination.
That would require legislative common sense. Something that is in very short supply in CA these days.
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It could also be argued that it's a barrel shroud.
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It could also be argued that it's a barrel shroud.
Oh god, not the shoulder thing that goes up!
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Yes, that is a picture of my Buckmark Silhouette. I talked to my same friend and he told me that the Browning Medalist is ok because it is on the Olympic exemption list.
List of Olympic Pistols Exempt from Unsafe Handgun and Assault Weapon laws. (last revised 01-2011)

The Browning Medalist is listed as an exempt pistol.

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How can we get the Buckmark Silhouette on the exemption list? It is very popular with silhouetters and really is just a target gun not an assault weapon by any means of the imagination.
In order to get it on the exempt list, it will need to be sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee and by the USA Shooting team.

Which may be difficult due to the Browning Buck Mark Silhouette being discontinued for over a decade.
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