Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
New York's weapon laws are very complex. Don't guess, ask in the hometown forum.
The high-capacity magazine ban is separate from the AWB. So although one of those pictures has a huge magazine, they both actually have detachable box magazines. One of those mags is probably illegal in NY if it wasn't manufactured before 1994; the other is probably legal. But the rifles themselves fall under a completely different set of rules. The pistol grip on the first rifle, added to the magazine, probably makes it an assault weapon. The threaded muzzle on the second rifle, added to the magazine, probably makes it an assault weapon. Both may be exempt if the receiver was manufactured before 1994.
My guess is that your friend can't buy your rifle unless you weld a brake in the correct manner. Possibly not even then.
ETA: I'm thinking of California, which counts the detachable magazine as one of the special things. NY actually doesn't, so it would take more work to figure out whether they're okay or not.
I live here, I own numerous ban-compliant magazines, and even I don't remember all the nuances.
Er, the magazine ban itself is very very much in the AWB, very explicitly defined; magazines of > 10 round capacity made after September 13 1994 must be marked LEO-only and are not for sale to those who don't quality. Pistol, rifle, rimfire...if it's detachable and fits in an autoloader, it's banned if it can hold more than 10 rounds, or isn't permanently blocked to 10 rounds or less. The only exemption in the AWB and state law was a tubular magazine like on a lever action. NY has no other state-wide magazine bans; it's strictly in the AWB.
Yes, this also impacts belt-feds...the links must be dated, if they are manufactured after Sep 1994. Thank god pretty much all 1919 links are pre-ban
Hence why pre-ban mags are more expensive in NY and explicitly marketed to people there on the EE here, as are pre-ban BetaC's and such.