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Posted: 8/15/2005 2:53:04 PM EDT
Been hearing alot of talk lately that their is gonna be a ban that may affect the AK-47 any truth to this? How will this affect the price of the AK's that we already own????
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:55:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:01:15 PM EDT
Well, the only 'ban' I know of is not really a ban. The ATF is going to not allow the importation of barrels used on naughty rifles. Starting in January.

Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:09:37 PM EDT
i think there is a tacked thread somewhere around here - basically nothing new.
The ATF has re-interpreted a law, so it can attain its mission goal of ruining people's fun.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:09:41 PM EDT
ok
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:13:16 PM EDT
from my understanding all this means is that we will no longer be able to import barrels that do not meet the sporting purpose clause. meaning threads and lugs will have to be removed as part of the demill process. just gonna raise prices a bit more and add a bit more work on our end to make em evil again.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:14:10 PM EDT
How does this affect complete rifles?

Also, this won't completely ban the barrels? Will it allow PC versions of the barrels?

Most of all what affect will this have on the prices of complete AK's? I'm looking for a good reason to buy an AK and a rise in value will give me a good enough excuse to buy one.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 10:44:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By legonas:
from my understanding all this means is that we will no longer be able to import barrels that do not meet the sporting purpose clause. meaning threads and lugs will have to be removed as part of the demill process. just gonna raise prices a bit more and add a bit more work on our end to make em evil again.


This dosen't apply to pistols, right? So I'm thinking you SHOULD still be able to bring in krink & AMD 65 "pistol kits", right?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 10:53:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:10:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 12:11:13 PM EDT by Barrelburner]

Originally Posted By Templar:

Originally Posted By MachinegunManiac:
How does this affect complete rifles?

Also, this won't completely ban the barrels? Will it allow PC versions of the barrels?

Most of all what affect will this have on the prices of complete AK's? I'm looking for a good reason to buy an AK and a rise in value will give me a good enough excuse to buy one.




Arsenal Inc. SLR series rifles and the Century WASR series will not be affected since the rifles enter the country in compliance with all '68 and '89 bans. They are then "unbanned" here and are considered US rifles.

Rifles like the Vectors, or any other rifle built up from an imported kit will be affected.

The Arsenal M series, which use Bulgarian barrels with US made milled receivers, will be affected in the long term.

There is already a very well known and respected AK parts vendor who is looking into manufacturing cold hammer forged Bulgarian style chrome lined barrels here in the US.

But I didn't tell you that.


I can think of only one seller of parts for AK-variants that matches that description
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 2:54:29 PM EDT
OT -- Nice avatar, Templar.

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Link Posted: 9/14/2005 3:24:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:

Originally Posted By Templar:

Originally Posted By MachinegunManiac:
How does this affect complete rifles?

Also, this won't completely ban the barrels? Will it allow PC versions of the barrels?

Most of all what affect will this have on the prices of complete AK's? I'm looking for a good reason to buy an AK and a rise in value will give me a good enough excuse to buy one.




Arsenal Inc. SLR series rifles and the Century WASR series will not be affected since the rifles enter the country in compliance with all '68 and '89 bans. They are then "unbanned" here and are considered US rifles.

Rifles like the Vectors, or any other rifle built up from an imported kit will be affected.

The Arsenal M series, which use Bulgarian barrels with US made milled receivers, will be affected in the long term.

There is already a very well known and respected AK parts vendor who is looking into manufacturing cold hammer forged Bulgarian style chrome lined barrels here in the US.

But I didn't tell you that.


I can think of only one seller of parts for AK-variants that matches that description



He said respected so it might not be K-Var

But I would suspect K-Var might be the only ones with the means to get it done.

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:35:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:

There is already a very well known and respected AK parts vendor who is looking into manufacturing cold hammer forged Bulgarian style chrome lined barrels here in the US.

But I didn't tell you that.




I'll bet a dollar that it will be screwed up and sub-par, just like every other US made AK component..
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:40:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By coltshorty14:

Originally Posted By Templar:

There is already a very well known and respected AK parts vendor who is looking into manufacturing cold hammer forged Bulgarian style chrome lined barrels here in the US.

But I didn't tell you that.




I'll bet a dollar that it will be screwed up and sub-par, just like every other US made AK component..



Thats because in order to make a buck vs the already super cheap imported stuff, people had to go extrememly cheap to have comparable pricing.

The opposite of this is Arsenal. They make awesome AK parts. Their .223/5.56 mags are sold all over the world to militarys. They have great things.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:44:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:47:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 6:01:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By legonas:
from my understanding all this means is that we will no longer be able to import barrels that do not meet the sporting purpose clause. meaning threads and lugs will have to be removed as part of the demill process. just gonna raise prices a bit more and add a bit more work on our end to make em evil again.




Must buy more parts kits...Must buy more parts kits...Must buy more parts kits...Before January 06' that is

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