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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 9/29/2004 2:12:32 PM EST
I own a Mini-14 that has had one of those M-14 Type flash-hiders put on it.

Only thing is that the barrel was cut so that when the flash-hider
was soldered and pinned, the barrel would be around 16.5-17"...(1.5" less than factory length)

The overall length is now less than 39"

Anyone know if this is violates any CAL gun law?

Any help appreciated.....

THANKS!


Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:46:26 PM EST
CA law states that a long-gun needs to be at least 30" compared to the Fed requirement of 26".

You're fine, enjoy the Mini-14....I once owned a Mini-14 Ranch, blued with a folding stock, bi-pod, scope, 30 rd. mag....funniest damn rifle I ever owned. I sold it before CA banned 'AW' features and over 10-rd mags.

Kicking myself over that, and letting go of my various AKs, ARs over the years.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:33:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stanze:
CA law states that a long-gun needs to be at least 30" compared to the Fed requirement of 26".
...



Even worse, if you have a folding stock in CA the rifle is measured with the stock folded. Under fed law it's with the stock fully extended.

I agree the Mini-14 as described is CA legal.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:48:31 PM EST
if that is legal then the m1a should be cali legal with a flash suppresor
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:41:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 7:43:04 AM EST by Stanze]

Originally Posted By occaar:
if that is legal then the m1a should be cali legal with a flash suppresor



From what I understand, SB23 applies to a semi-auto rifle(or shotgun) that accepts a detachable mag and has 1 or more of the banned features(pistol grip, flash hider, folding stock etc.)

So, I don't think a M1A w/ a flash hider would be CA legal under SB23.

Muzzle brakes and bayonets are CA legal.

P.S. I mis-read the original post, a flash hider on a Mini-14 wouldn't be CA legal.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:54:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stanze:

Originally Posted By occaar:
if that is legal then the m1a should be cali legal with a flash suppresor



From what I understand, SB23 applies to a semi-auto rifle(or shotgun) that accepts a detachable mag and has 1 or more of the banned features(pistol grip, flash hider, folding stock etc.)

So, I don't think a M1A w/ a flash hider would be CA legal under SB23.

Muzzle brakes and bayonets are CA legal.

P.S. I mis-read the original post, a flash hider on a Mini-14 wouldn't be CA legal.



I don't think it's ONE or more, I think it's 2 or more.

Example:

M1A's sold here STILL have flash-hiders, but have to pistol grip.

Cali legal FALS have no detachable mag, but have pistol grip.

Get what I'm tryin' to say?

Link Posted: 10/1/2004 8:06:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 8:07:01 AM EST by Stanze]
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:27:24 PM EST
law makes it an assualt weapon if it has a detach mag and any one feature,folding stock,flash hider(notice new m1a in ca have a muzzle brake now?),pistol grip,etc(for center fire ammo).I have a mini also and had to remove the flash hider or register it,
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:17:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By lonewolf223:


I don't think it's ONE or more, I think it's 2 or more.

Example:

M1A's sold here STILL have flash-hiders, but have to pistol grip.

Cali legal FALS have no detachable mag, but have pistol grip.

Get what I'm tryin' to say?




Every Springfield M1A sold to PRK has muzzle brake, NO flash-hiders. One evil will keep you out.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 12:28:48 PM EST
Well, I guess I'll have to get my Mini re-barreled cause that M-14 style
flash hider (muzzle brake??) makes me some kind of criminal.

That was the closest thing to a legal "assault" waepon I could take
to the range here in Kalifornia...

Just great.....
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