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Posted: 10/2/2005 9:11:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2005 9:18:43 AM EDT by MERCULA]
Hello all ,
Id really like to build an AR , But im still not sure about what is legal and whats not .

So I buy a doj approved Vulcan lower ,with a fixed 10 round mag ,what about the - pistol grip -flash hider - tele stock ? I can have ONE of these things ? OR can I have the "AW" grip and somthing else ? I just have to keep overall length to 30 whatever inches . Sorry to ask what many have asked alredy .
Nate
EDIT : I just re-read some things , With a fixed 10 round mag , I can have any of the other features ?
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 10:06:14 AM EDT
Yes.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 10:50:44 AM EDT
Yes , with a 10 round fixed , I can have a tele stock and a flash hider ?
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 11:10:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MERCULA:
Yes , with a 10 round fixed , I can have a tele stock and a flash hider ?

Yes you can. I shot my vulcan again yesterday, shot great.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 8:55:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2005 8:56:18 PM EDT by Mike_Mills]
If the magazine is not detachable, it isn't an assault weapon and there are no restrictions on feautres.

Along a similar vein, if it is already a registered assault weapon, there are no restrictions on features.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 10:10:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mike_Mills:
If the magazine is not detachable, it isn't an assault weapon and there are no restrictions on feautres.

Along a similar vein, if it is already a registered assault weapon, there are no restrictions on features.



Just remember to keep the max count under 10 rounds.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 5:25:34 AM EDT
And by CA law I have to keep the barrel to 16 in ? And overall to 30 in right ? With a tele stock open or closed , I think i would make it 30 closed to be safe ? Thanks guys
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 9:43:12 AM EDT
Is it 30", I thoght it was 26"?
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 2:32:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 2:48:48 PM EDT
I am pretty sure the 26 is for shotguns. I THOUGHT the rules were:

Rifle: 16" barrel & 30" overall
Shotgun: 18" barrel & 26" overall
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 3:28:56 PM EDT
neo,
16" barrel at the shortest.. dont worry bout the 30"... theres no reason to have your barrel anywhere near that long ...
as for overall length, (if thats what you meant) 16"along wiht the receiver and stock... will not be any issue...
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 4:34:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 4:35:36 PM EDT by MERCULA]
AW if -

"A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has an overall length of less than 30 inches."


Rimfire -"Under federal law you still must maintain an overall legnth of more than twenty-six inches. The ATF measures overall length with stocks un-folded/un-collapsed."
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 5:46:52 PM EDT
Can you have a 14.5"bbl IF you also have a muzzle attachment of at least 1.5" permanently/semi permanently attached? I'm "stuck" with a 14.5" upper and would like to make sure if I ever use it it's totally legal.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:09:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By delta88:
Can you have a 14.5"bbl IF you also have a muzzle attachment of at least 1.5" permanently/semi permanently attached? I'm "stuck" with a 14.5" upper and would like to make sure if I ever use it it's totally legal.

Yes, I've got a couple 14.5s with vortexes permanently attached.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 9:06:14 PM EDT
Just remember that IF your barrel is 14.5" and your attachment, of whatever kind, is 1.5" then when they are together it will only be about 15.5" because roughly half an inch or so gets overlapped as it is threaded on. So if when buying an attachment, don't go for the bare minimum in length, but rather look for something roughly half an inch longer.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 9:56:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 10:15:25 PM EDT by delta88]

Originally Posted By NeoWeird:
Just remember that IF your barrel is 14.5" and your attachment, of whatever kind, is 1.5" then when they are together it will only be about 15.5" because roughly half an inch or so gets overlapped as it is threaded on. So if when buying an attachment, don't go for the bare minimum in length, but rather look for something roughly half an inch longer.


Good point! The muzzle attachment I have is one of those 5" "commando" look-a-like flash suppressors.

Now, what is the best way to permanently fasten it? Silver solder, weld.....loc-tite? have
ETA: Oh man, after reviewing the "flash suppressor review" thread, I'm dropping the cheesy commando wannabe and going with a Vortex. An ad I saw for it says it's 2 .25". That should be just enough to clear the 16" mark.
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