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Posted: 8/26/2003 8:38:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 11:55:53 PM EST
Illegal Firearms in New Jersey:

1. 'Assault Firearms'

(a) Specific List

(1) Algimec AGM1 type
(2) Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder such as the "Street Sweeper" or "Striker 12"
(3) Armalite AR-180 type
(4) Australian Automatic Arms SAR
(5) Avtomat Kalashnikov type semi-automatic firearms
(6) Beretta AR-70 and BM59 semi-automatic firearms
(7) Bushmaster Assault Rifle
(8) Calico M-900 Assault carbine and M-900
(9) CETME G3
(10)Chartered Industries of Singapore SR-88 type
(11)Colt AR-15 and CAR-15 series
(12)Daewoo K-1, K-2, Max 1 and Max 2, AR 100 types
(13)Demro TAC-1 carbine type
(14)Encom MP-9 and MP-45 carbine types
(15)FAMAS MAS223 types
(16)FN-FAL, FN-LAR, or FN-FNC type semi-automatic firearms
(17)Franchi SPAS 12 and LAW 12 shotguns
(18)G3SA type
(19)Galil type Heckler and Koch HK91, HK93, HK94, MP5, PSG-1
(20)Intratec TEC 9 and 22 semi-automatic firearms
(21)M1 carbine type
(22)M14S type
(23)MAC 10, MAC 11, MAC 11-9mm carbine type firearms
(24)PJK M-68 carbine type
(25)Plainfield Machine Company Carbine
(26)Ruger K-Mini-14/5F and Mini-14/5RF
(27)SIG AMT, SIG 550SP, SIG 551SP, SIG PE-57 types
(28)SKS with detachable magazine type
(29)Spectre Auto carbine type
(30)Springfield Armory BM59 and SAR-48 type
(31)Sterling MK-6, MK-7 and SAR types
(32)Steyr A.U.G. semi-automatic firearms
(33)USAS 12 semi-automatic type shotgun
(34)Uzi type semi-automatic firearms
(35)Valmet M62, M71S, M76, or M78 type semi-automatic firearms
(36)Weaver Arm Nighthawk

(b) Any firearm manufactured under any designation which is substantially identical to any of the firearms listed above

(c) A semi-automatic shotgun with either a magazine capacity exceeding six rounds, a pistol grip, or a folding stock

(d) A semi-automatic rifle with a fixed magazine capacity exceeding 15 rounds

(e) A part or combination of parts designed or intended to convert a firearm into an assault firearm, or any combination of parts from which an assault firearm may be readily assembled if those parts are in the possession or under the control of the same person

2. Sawed-off Shotgun

(a) any shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length measured from the breech to the muzzle
(b) any rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length measured from the breech to the muzzle
(c) any firearm altered from a rifle or a shotgun having an overall length of less than 26 inches

3. Defaced Firearms

(a) removed, altered or covered:

(1) manufacturer name
(2) model number
(3) serial number
Link Posted: 8/27/2003 2:03:06 AM EST
However there was a criminal case several years back that challenged the applipicability of a(5) and b as it applied to the SAR series and the MAK90. The defendant won and the judge ruled the law too vague and broad. This is why the SAR rifles are for sale here in NJ.

Unforunately, I do not know how this applies to other AK variants...
Link Posted: 8/27/2003 4:36:11 AM EST
i know about the SAR being legal but arent they all AK47 type?
I think our laws are pretty ridiculous...I remember the VEPR and WASR are allowed also
heck I shot one at Blast3.
and the SARs are for sale at my local shop here
Link Posted: 8/27/2003 5:12:57 PM EST
Basically, the Federal law was modeled from the NJ law, except for a few changes. The biggest being that almost everything was grandfathered-in. New Jersey did not do that in 1990.

---In simple terms, anything that is Federally legal post-ban, is legal in NJ, for now.---

The Federal law reads:

§ 921(a)(30) The term 'semiautomatic assault weapon' means:

(A) any of the firearms, or copies or duplicates of the firearms in any caliber, known as -

(i) Norinco, Mitchell, and Poly Technologies Avtomat Kalashnikovs (all models);
(ii) Action Arms Israeli Military Industries UZI and Galil
(iii) Beretta Ar70 (SC70);
(iv) Colt AR-15; (v) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, and FNC;
(vi) SWD M-10, M-11, M-11/9, and M-12;
(vii) Steyr AUG
(viii) INTRATEC TEC-9, TEC DC-9, and TEC-22; and
(ix) revolving cylinder shotguns, such as (or similar to) the Street Sweeper and Striker 12;

(B) a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least 2 of -

(i) a folding or telescopic stock;
(ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;
(iii) a bayonet mount;
(iv) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor; and
(v) a grenade launcher;

(C) a semiautomatic pistol that has ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least 2 of -

(i) an ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip;
(ii) a threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer;
(iii) a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being burned;
(iv) a manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded ; and
(v) a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm; and

(D) a semiautomatic shotgun that has at least 2 of -
(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
(ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;
(iii) a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5 rounds; and
(iv) an ability to accept a detachable magazine.

As you can see from the above, AKs are banned. The substantially identical portion of the NJ law addressed this after the lawsuit, which ultimately set the guidelines for what is legal, both Federally and in New Jersey.
See: http://www.njsp.org/about/fire_ag2.html

Link Posted: 9/5/2003 10:46:35 AM EST
I believe the rifle in question meets all NJ POST BAN requirements and is legal.
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