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Posted: 6/7/2003 7:05:30 PM EDT
What is the legally established over all length allowed on a non-class III AK?

I have a new American buttstock on my MAK-90 that is too long for me and I need to cut it to a shorter length to fit my reach.

Link Posted: 6/7/2003 7:26:25 PM EDT
Overall is 26" ....Barrel must be atleast 16"
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 7:35:20 PM EDT
clarification needed...


Isn't there another legal limit to how long the rifle can be from muzzle to buttplate?

26 1/2" gets me from the muzzle to the end of the stock tang... and then the stock starts...and adds another 13 inches or so...
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 8:04:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DeeJay:
clarification needed...


Isn't there another legal limit to how long the rifle can be from muzzle to buttplate?


However, I will clarify a little more clearly! LOL...

The overall length MUST not be less than 26" from the muzzle to the farthest part of the stock. Add 1/8" for good measure.

The barrel (all permanent parts of it) must be at least 16" long (plus a hair)...Best measured with the hammer cocked and inserting a dowel into the barrel and marking it where it exits the muzzle.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 3:39:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 4:10:26 PM EDT
Shorten a AK buttstock?

Were you in that movie, where the house fell on the witch? j/k
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 9:17:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 5:57:06 AM EDT by DeeJay]
Yep, that's me, a munchkin

Seriously, the stock is a fiberform and has about 1.5-2" too long a trigger pull. Plus I need another project after I get the Comp C mounted...

IT seems like a cool idea to put my own quarter inch steel buttplate on the stock long with a proper sling ring...

Or I may just order KVARs short stock set and internals...

Ah well, we shall see...
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 5:17:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/13/2003 5:18:18 AM EDT by BISHOP]
What if it has a folding stock?

My Norinco is only 25 1/8" when the stock is folded.........

Link Posted: 6/13/2003 6:01:55 AM EDT
As I understand it a pre-ban is excluded and grandfather-ed and a post ban can't have a folding stock unless it is pinned and can't fold anymore...(But others here know more than me as you can see from the prior posts)
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 3:13:13 PM EDT
If you put a 74 style brake on you can pin it closed, and still be legal
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 9:31:27 PM EDT

Where is the law that says it has to be fired from the shoulder?
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 6:33:45 AM EDT
Check your state law as a few have 28" mininum (MI, CA??)
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