SKS 922r compliance.


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stchman
September 22, 2010, 07:12 PM
Hello, I am wondering. I own several SKS rifles. They are all 100% stock (no mods except one of them needed a new gas tube.

Now I watched YouTube video on about SKS 922r compliance. My understanding is the SKS did not fall under the "assault weapon" umbrella. Since it has neither a detachable magazine or a pistol grip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X64TXn60CA0

Are all SKS rifles needing to be made 922r compliant? Is SOG selling us illegal guns? The whole concept of 922r compliance is a load of BS IMO. Does this mean that if you want to put a Tapco detachable mag you need to then make the rifle then 922r compliant?

Thanks.

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Jeff H
September 22, 2010, 07:53 PM
Does this mean that if you want to put a Tapco detachable mag you need to then make the rifle then 922r compliant?



I'm pretty sure the answer is Yes. However, considering the fact that you probably already have a composite stock if you are looking for Tapco mags, then you are just about there IIRC. I can't remember the exact count of pieces, but the I think the stock SKS only had 10 or so parts for compliance, so you only needed to replace 3.

It's been a while since I looked at this so my numbers might be off, but I thought a removable mag with a follower and floorplate and a composite stock had enough parts to make you compliant. I might be missing a piece though.

Jeff H
September 22, 2010, 08:50 PM
I did a bit of research to refresh my memory.

An aftermarket stock and a removable mag has 4 parts that count. Actually 5 parts but since the original SKS doesn't have a floorplate, the fact that an aftermarket mag does is a little irrelevant.

Tapco or ATI stock add a domestic stock and handguard
The removable mag adds the magazine, the irrelevant floorplate and the follower.

Here is a list. http://thegunwiki.com/Gunwiki/BuildSKSVerifyCompliance

and this thread talks about the SKS only having 14 total parts. http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?topic=27678

zhyla
September 23, 2010, 11:13 AM
When you find your panties bunched up over 922r compliance it is good to remember where the burden of proof is. Also, for an SKS with a non-detachable magazine, that proof includes proving that you assembled the rifle in its current state.

Sam1911
September 23, 2010, 11:46 AM
Here is a post I made on this subject that explains how both 925(c) and 922(r) apply: http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=6348002&postcount=21

Now, the information I posted was challenged in that thread, so you might want to read the responses as well and make your own decisions.
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=510585

Z-Michigan
September 23, 2010, 11:56 AM
A lot of SKS rifles were imported before 922(r) took effect. I do not know for sure whether you need to worry about 922r for such a rifle.

Some SKS rifles, like Yugos, were imported post-922r but under the C&R exception. They don't need to comply as long as you don't modify them from their exact form that merited C&R status. If you do, 922r applies.

922(r) is completely separate from 1994-2004 "assault weapons ban" that is no longer in effect. 922(r) remains in effect and is unlikely to go away.

it is good to remember where the burden of proof is

Technically true but there could be a lot of unpleasantness and legal fees in getting to that point. Contra, however, I'm not aware of any prosecutions for 922(r) violations, unlike say illegal possession (e.g. felon in possession) or illegal machinegun.

zhyla
September 23, 2010, 04:58 PM
There have never been any 922r prosecutions. There never will be. It's nearly impossible to prove that the firearm is not compliant. Even if you can prove that you'd have to prove who assembled it as such.

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