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Posted: 1/9/2005 3:30:26 PM EDT
The sten gun is it ca legal. It has no pistol grip, fs, but it can take hi cap mags . Is it legal to own here .  
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 4:57:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 5:11:26 PM EDT by operatorerror]
An original STEN gun is an open bolt machine gun.

No way. Not without jumping through a few hoops.

ETA that there have been several STEN semi auto conversions put out. None have been too successful.

The STEN is a C&R machine gun.

If there was no federal restriction on open bolt guns you could just make a new tube receiver and fix/weld the selector in the semi position. But the feds hate open bolt guns because they are too easy to convert to full auto.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:20:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 5:21:21 PM EDT by IRONWILL]
I'm talking about a semi auto version sorry  . ca is not a class 3 state, right ?

http://www.valkyriearms.com/sten.htm
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 7:28:31 PM EDT
Drop DOJ a note... Then take their reply to your local shop and order one.....

Believe it or not, DOJ can be very helpful at times...


Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:58:23 PM EDT
i saw this sight a while back....

www.semiautosten.com/

i know absolutley nothing about this company but definately worth a gander.  let me know if you get a sten i wouldn't mind picking one up myself...
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 11:17:11 PM EDT
Isn't that thumb hole or whatever behind the trigger is below the line on top of the trigger ?
It might need to be choped off.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:22:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 9:27:22 AM EDT by IRONWILL]
I'm just looking at different types of gun we can buy here . you know you can never have enough
my links never work here but here goes
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/BigJohn101/MG34EVERYTHINGGOOD.jpg
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:24:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 5:24:46 PM EDT by FireControlman]
Don't drop the DOJ a note unless you have all the specifics of what you are aquiring.  At this point there is no "list" of CA DOJ approved rifles as there is a list for approved handguns.  What one needs to be concerned about here is that the semi-auto Sten is in compliance with federal law.  If you are concerned about the hole behind the receiver being construed as a "thumbhole" weld it up or remove the offending feature. Do a little more research. Let me see if I can give you some links for more info.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 4:28:06 PM EDT

Don't drop the DOJ a note unless you have all the specifics of what you are aquiring. At this point there is no "list" of CA DOJ approved rifles as there is a list for approved handguns. What one needs to be concerned about here is that the semi-auto Sten is in compliance with federal law. If you are concerned about the hole behind the receiver being construed as a "thumbhole" weld it up or remove the offending feature. Do a little more research. Let me see if I can give you some links for more info.


There was some talk on calguns about this.
Apparently they are fine “IF” you the stock that looks like a T. The doj declared the wire stock to be a thumbhole stock (the opposite of what I would think by looking at it???)  so you need to weld a piece in between them, this is what is shown in the picture below.
As for the atf, you need to use the needed # of US made parts.

http://calguns.net/eve/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=888602736&f=332609466&m=1426029975&r=58110276211#58110276211
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