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Legally circumventing the reciever/barrel import ban ?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by ANGST, May 31, 2007.

  1. ANGST

    ANGST Member

    Now that the AWB is over pistols imported into the US just have to follow the "point system" under the GCA

    So just import something like an AK or FAL "pistol" with a 16" or 20" barrel, since there is no maximum barrel length for a pistol. Once its here then it's perfectly legal to convert it to a rifle (with the appropriate number of US parts) .

    It's so simple I do not see why noone has thought of it yet. So I must be missing something ?

    Any knowlageable people have any comments ?



    1. The pistol must have a positive manually operated safety device.
    2. The combined length and height must not be less than 10" with
    the neight (right angle measurement to barrel without magazine
    or extension) being at least 4" and the length being at least 6".

    Individual Characteristics Point value

    Overall Length
    For each 1/4" over 6" 1 pt

    Frame Construction
    Investment case or forged steel 15
    Investment case or forged HTS alloy 20

    Weapon Weight w/Magazine (unloaded)
    Per ounce 1

    .22 short and .25 auto 0
    .22 LR and 7.65mm to .380 auto 3
    9mm parabellum and over 10

    Safety Features
    Locked breech mechanism 5
    Loaded Chamber Indicator 5
    Grip Safety 3
    Magazine Safety 5
    Firing Pin Block or Lock 10

    Miscellaneous Equipment
    External Hammer 2
    Double Action 10
    Drift Adjustable Target Sight 5
    Click Adjustable Target Sight 10
    Target Grips 5
    Target Trigger 2

    Qualifying score is 75 points
  2. fourays2

    fourays2 Well-Known Member

    Guiness guys// Brilliant!!//Guiness guys
  3. Zen21Tao

    Zen21Tao Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I definitely see this recent Justice Dpt ruling getting in the way:


  4. ANGST

    ANGST Member

    Perhaps, but you are not importing a barrel or frame, you are importing a complete firearm.

    I got the idea after looking at the Skorpion pistol that SOG is importing from Czech republic right now. Technically if that were imported at a rifle it would be prohibited. Same thing with the B&T pistol that DSA is importing. if that were in a caribine version with a 16" barrel and folding stock it would be prohibited.

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