Legality of folding stock on WASR-10 after 9/14?


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glocksman
August 10, 2004, 12:57 PM
Would it be legal after the AWB expiration to mount a folding stock on a Romanian WASR-10 AK clone?

I don't plan on doing any other alterations to the gun other than replacing the crappy Century FCG with a Red Star Arms or other quality US made FCG.

This would leave the US parts count the same as it was when I first purchased the gun.

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whm1974
August 10, 2004, 03:39 PM
If it was a single stack WASR-10 I'll would say no. But I don't about the ones that are double stack and have US parts.

-Bill

wasrjoe
August 10, 2004, 03:46 PM
You can only have a certain # of non-US parts in the gun because of import laws. Someone will come along with the exact number. Been awhile since my conversion. Anyway, as long as you have the correct # of US & foreign parts you can do whatever you want to it after 9/14. Keep in mind that any folding stock you get will probably count as a foreign part.

glocksman
August 10, 2004, 05:19 PM
The rifle is a Century double stack mag conversion with a US made FCG, gas piston, and pistol grip.
The existing wooden shoulder stock is Romanian, so I'd be swapping out one foreign part for another.

The pistol grip is the US-made stock part that goes towards the total number of parts necessary to make the rifle legal and I plan on leaving the pistol grip alone.

Erik Jensen
August 10, 2004, 06:46 PM
you know that there's a US-Made folding stock, too, right? it can be found here, from Tapco. (http://www.tapco.com/product_information.asp?number=STK060105&back=yes&dept=39&last=39)

glocksman
August 10, 2004, 07:25 PM
The stock I'm looking at is a Romanian surplus sidefolder.

The parts count on the rifle should remain the same as I'm wanting to swap out a Romanian wooden stock for a Romanian sidefolder.

wasrjoe
August 10, 2004, 07:26 PM
The rifle is a Century double stack mag conversion with a US made FCG, gas piston, and pistol grip.
The existing wooden shoulder stock is Romanian, so I'd be swapping out one foreign part for another.

The pistol grip is the US-made stock part that goes towards the total number of parts necessary to make the rifle legal and I plan on leaving the pistol grip alone.

In that case it would most definitely be legal.

you know that there's a US-Made folding stock, too, right? it can be found here, from Tapco.

Cool, thanks. I figured someone had to make 'em but I hadn't really looked.

Hkmp5sd
August 10, 2004, 07:29 PM
from this list, it will be legal to do whatever you want to it after 9/14.

(1) Frames, receivers, receiver castings, forgings or stampings
(2) Barrels
(3) Barrel extensions
(4) Mounting blocks (trunions)
(5) Muzzle attachments
(6) Bolts
(7) Bolt carriers
(8) Operating rods
(9) Gas pistons
(10) Trigger housings
(11) Triggers
(12) Hammers
(13) Sears
(14) Disconnectors
(15) Buttstocks
(16) Pistol grips
(17) Forearms, handguards
(18) Magazine bodies
(19) Followers
(20) Floorplates

Harry Tuttle
August 10, 2004, 09:32 PM
the number of US parts to become US manufactured, varies depending on the number of parts in the original gun
http://www.concentric.net/~Ldrennan/page11.html
http://www.concentric.net/~Ldrennan/page12.html

Treylis
August 11, 2004, 04:07 AM
I swear, the import/domestic parts mix-and-match rules are so mindbogglingly stupid it's hard for me to believe they exist. Just because your wooden stock was cut from a Romanian tree instead of an American one, you're an evil criminal in the eyes of the law.

wasrjoe
August 11, 2004, 04:14 AM
And just think, we know these laws are stupid because we know firearms. Imagine all the inane laws we don't know about! Weeeee!

*initiating head implosion*

Hkmp5sd
August 11, 2004, 10:03 AM
so mindbogglingly stupid it's hard for me to believe they exist
Fun ain't it? Where else can the government make up the rules as they go?

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