Does anyone know if the barrel ban specifies whether or not threaded barrels are affected? As I understand it, threaded muzzles are the"nonsporting" feature that stops a barrel from entering the US. :confused:
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January 2, 2009, 04:50 AM
been looking at the amd-65 kits, but no barrel. dont even know where to start looking.
January 2, 2009, 10:15 AM
Threaded or not has nothing to do with it; the ban encompasses all barrels for non-sporting weapons.
January 4, 2009, 09:20 PM
So since Saiga rifles are considered "sporting," they don't have threaded barrels?
January 4, 2009, 09:29 PM
By current ATF rules, a threaded barrel or a flash hider automatically renders a firearm non-sporting and non-importable. Pinned or welded muzzle brakes are allowed, however. Saiga rifles do not have threaded barrels, and in fact have an annoying shroud attached to the front sight block that makes it significantly more difficult to thread the barrel yourself.
January 4, 2009, 10:06 PM
Swede Mauser has a threaded barrel end for a blank adapter. So see? The rules don't make much sense.
January 4, 2009, 11:01 PM
Well, they're much more lenient with bolt action firearms. Semi-automatic firearms, though, are heavily restricted on what features they can have.
January 4, 2009, 11:36 PM
Yes Mike at THIS TIME bolt actions , But next time they maynot be..........
January 5, 2009, 03:23 PM
Once again, it doesn't matter much whats on the barrel (flash suppressor, threads, etc.) but rather what type of firearm it goes on that is the issue. As an example, take a look at an MG42 or MG3 barrel - no flash suppressor, no threads, no bayo lug. Other than the attached barrel extension (which is what the bolt & trunion lock into), they are about as plain as a barrel can come. They are nevertheless prohibited from importation because the firearm for which they were designed is not a sporting firearm.
January 6, 2009, 01:40 AM
Thank you MGshaggy. That's what I was afraid of. There's a bill called the BATF Modernization and Improvment Act which includes provisions to lift the barrel ban. I wrote my Senators and encouraged them to support its passage. I encourage everyone who reads this to do the same.
January 6, 2009, 10:17 PM
It was done to stop the reactivation of the kits.:rolleyes: :eek: :uhoh: