April 8, 2006, 11:45 PM
hello everyone, i am a new member. i did a search but i could not find out if the norinco mak 90 is legal to own in new jersey. i have called 4 different gun shops in south jersey and they all tell me that they don't know if it is legal to own or not. you might think they would know since it is their business.
my second question is if the gun is legal to own does anyone know of a gun shop in new jersey that will sell me one?
Don't Tread On Me
April 9, 2006, 03:36 AM
I'm not sure on the legality, but most states with their own AWB (assault weapon ban) do not allow "new" ones regardless of the year they were made, unless they were already in the state. I don't know about New Jersey, but THR is full of knowledgable people who will help you.
As for the Mak-90, it isn't made/imported anymore. There are a few of them NIB here and there, but they pop up very rarely, and cost a lot. Used ones are $450 an up, and still not that common.
I just cleaned a Mak-90 1hr ago (yeah, I am a night owl and a gun nut). They are one of the best AK's you can buy. They aren't as good as Arsenals or Verps in the finish/looks dept, but in quality of materials and function, every bit as good.
April 9, 2006, 05:42 AM
From what I read below the answer is NO.......
New Jersey law restricts the ownership of certain semi-automatic and other firearms based upon their military appearance. The list includes:
Algimec AGM1 type
Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder such as the
"Street Sweeper" or "Striker 12"
Armalite AR-180 type
Australian Automatic Arms SAR
Avtomat Kalashnikov type semi-automatic firearms
Beretta AR-70 and BM59 semi-automatic firearms
Bushmaster Assault rifle
Calico M-900 Assault carbine and M-900
Chartered Industries of Singapore SR-88 type
Colt AR-15 and CAR-15 seriesDaewoo K-1, K-2, Max 1 and Max 2, AR 100 types
Demro TAC-1 carbine type
Encom MP-9 and MP-45 carbine types
FAMAS MAS223 types
FN-FAL, FN-LAR, or FN-FNC type semi-automatic firearms
Franchi SPAS 12 and LAW 12 Shotguns
Galil type Heckler and Koch HK91, HK93, HK94, MP5, PSG-1
Intratec TEC-9 and 22 semi-automatic firearms
M1 carbine type
MAC10, MAC11, MAC11-9mm carbine type firearms
PJK M-68 carbine type
Plainfield Machine Co. Carbine
Ruger K-Mini-14/5F and Mini-1 4/5RF
SIG AMT, SIG 550SP, SIG 551SP, SIG PE-57 types
SKS with detachable magazine type
Spectre Auto carbine type
Springfield Armory BM59 and SAR-48 type
Sterling MK-6, MK-7, and SAR types
Steyr A.U.G. semi-automatic firearms
USAS 12 semi-automatic type shotgun
Uzi type semi-automatic firearms
Valmet M62, M71S, M76, or M78 type semi-automatic firearms
Weaver Arms Nighthawk
Any firearms which are substantially identical to any of the above firearms; any semiautomatic shotgun with either a magazine capacity exceeding six rounds, a conspicuous pistol grip, or a folding stock; a semi automatic rifle with a fixed magazine capacity exceeding 15 rounds. Any magazine with a capacity greater than fifteen rounds is prohibited, even if there is no semi-automatic firearm to accompany the magazine unless the person has a registered "assault firearm" and the magazine is used for DCM sanctioned shooting matches.
A part or combination of parts to convert or assemble a firearm into an "assault firearm" is also forbidden.
Any "assault firearm" not registered, licensed, or rendered inoperable pursuant to a state police certificate by May 1, 1991, is considered contraband.
Any "assault firearm" which was not owned prior to May 1, 1990, must be licensed. Application is made to the Superior Court for the county in which the person lives or conducts business. The fee is $75. The court must find that the public safety and welfare require the issuance of the license and the person must be qualified to obtain a handgun carrying license. For practical purposes, no one will be issued such a license.
If the owner of an assault firearm which has been registered dies, the owner`s heirs or estate shall have 90 days if unable to get a license to either transfer the assault firearm to any person or firm lawfully entitled to own or possess such firearm; render the assault firearm inoperable; or voluntarily surrender the assault firearm. According to the state police, removal of the firearm from New Jersey to a state where the gun would be legal is also allowed.
New Jersey has a mandatory sentence provision for committing a variety of crimes, such as burglary, robbery, aggravated and sexual assault, with a firearm or while possessing a firearm.
It is unlawful to discharge any incendiary or tracer ammunition, except for law enforcement or military purposes. However, non-incendiary tracer shotgun ammunition may be used on trap and skeet ranges for target shooting purposes.
It is unlawful for any person to advertise to sell a machine gun, semi automatic rifle, or assault firearm in newspaper circulating within New Jersey if the ad does not specify that the purchaser shall hold a valid license to purchase and possess a machine gun or assault firearm, or a valid FID card to purchase and possess an automatic or semi-automatic rifle.
It is unlawful for any person to deface a firearm, or to knowingly have in his possession any firearm which has been defaced, except an antique firearm or antique handgun.
Civilians are prohibited from possessing silencers, shotguns with an over all length less than 26 inches and a barrel less than 18 inches, and rifles with an overall length less than 26 inches and a barrel less than 16 inches in length.
It is unlawful to loan money where the security for the loan is a firearm.
It is unlawful to riot with a firearm or deadly weapon.
Retail gun dealers and their employees must be licensed by the judge of the Superior Court in the county where the business is located.
A Permit to Purchase or FID shall not be required for the passing of a firearm other than an assault firearm upon the owner`s death to his heir or legatee. Unqualified recipients must dispose of the firearms within 180 days for most firearms, 90 days for assault firearms.
All wounds arising from or caused by a firearm must be reported at once to the police.
Every conviction of a non-citizen for violating New Jersey`s gun laws shall be certified to the proper officer of the United States Government by the county prosecutor or attorney general.
Unless allowed under the lawful use of firearms by minors exemptions listed in the POSSESSION section, it is unlawful to leave a loaded firearm within reach or easy access of a person under 16. This provision does not apply to a firearm stored in a securely locked box or container; or in a location which a reasonable person would believe to be secure; or securely locked with a trigger lock; or under circumstances where a minor obtained a firearm as a result of an unlawful entry by person.
Wholesale and retail dealers of firearms must conspicuously post at each purchase counter, printed in block letters not less than one inch in height a warning that it is a criminal offense to leave a loaded gun within access of a minor.
April 9, 2006, 06:52 PM
i guess i need to move out of this communist state that i live in.......thanks for the info guys.
April 9, 2006, 07:04 PM
I know its not much of a consolation but they only prohibit SKSs with detachable magazines. An SKS with the original fixed magazine would be a great defense rifle. Its not an AK47 but its probably as close as your going to get.
If it makes you feel better Jersey just made it onto my "no way in hell Im ever visiting there" list.
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