Now we all now about the 1994 Crime Bill that screwed over the semi-auto's. But what about the small caliber .22 rifles? The AWB states that:
Any semiautomatic rifle that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least 2 of the following features:
a folding or telescoping stock.
a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon.
a bayonet mount.
a flash suppressor or a threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor.
a grenade launcher.
Is illegal to make. But what about our rifles, the small caliber .22 LR and Magnums? Take my Remington model 597 Magnum, now there is not a possibility for a folding/telescoping stock or a pistol grip (there has been no aftermarket accessories for this that I have ever seen), and there is no way in hell that I could attach a grenade launcher (not any reason that I would even think of it), and there is not a bayonet lug or the possibility for one on it. THe only thing that I could do would be to thread the barrel for say a flash suppressor or muzzle break. Would that violate the AWB? I am curious about this because 597 has a little to much muzzle climb for a small caliber (it has more than a AR15 Carbine).
Other than that I am just bored and thought of a question to ask the ATF.
If thats the only evil feature then it should be ok
Im still looking for a way to put a folding stock on my Marlin mod 60
.22 rimfires are included in the ban. I'm guessing you knew this.
But, yes, you can thread the muzzle for a flash suppressor if you like.
Look at all the different 10/22's with built in sound suppressors. With the proper paper work associated with a suppressor you could add one to your 597 and still not violate the '94 Crime Bill.