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Posted: 12/17/2003 8:02:48 PM EDT
At the risk of sounding like a dumbass...

Could someone explain to me this "US Part Count" crap! I'm new to AK's and I see this referenced in a lot of posts. I'm guessing that there is some kind of law, but...

-St
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 4:57:28 AM EDT
Current ATF regs state that the gun can not have more than 10 imported parts, by their definition of part, for assault weapons. 11 foreign parts is a 'minor' felony, regardless of the US parts added.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 5:28:48 AM EDT
For example, the SAR series of AK variants have a US pistol grip, gas piston, and fire control group(3 parts)to be compliant.

I know its kind of blasphamy, there is a sticky on the Romanian fourm over on dot.nuts that lays it out well.

US PARTS
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 6:55:50 AM EDT
Hell, we've got a pinned topic on our AK ABCs forum here.

THE Parts Count Question
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:41:25 PM EDT
Well there you go. It is obvious I need to get out of the General AK discussion and peruse the rest of the board.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 3:02:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MiniZ:
Well there you go. It is obvious I need to get out of the General AK discussion and peruse the rest of the board.



You and me both! Thanks for the responses. I think I understand it now... ... although it does seem pretty lame to me. But, hell, what else would a politician do without his head up his ass?

-St
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 3:16:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 7:22:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2003 7:23:23 PM EDT by kythri]
Correct me if I'm wrong, but parts count goes something like this:

Milled receiver, no muzzle device = 4 US parts required.
Milled receiver, muzzle device = 5 US parts required.
Stamped receiver, no muzzle device = 5 US parts required.
Stamped receiver, muzzle device = 6 US parts required.

RSA FCG = The best, for about $80. (3 parts)
K-Var US polymer furniture = The best, for about $80. (3 parts)

OOW Receiver = $65 + FFL fees (1 part)

You could also throw in a US made brake or gas piston - there's a lot of those floating around.

RSA and Krebs make gas pistons, and there's plenty of brake people...

Parts count on new AK's are hella easy. It's these damn Chinese rifles that I want to put Russian furniture on that's a bitch...
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 4:53:49 AM EDT
Yes.
ATF considers the trunion another part, milled just screws the bbl into the rec, so no trunion.

Russian on Chinese? HTS, piston, and fudge the grip seems best. Good luck!
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 6:02:00 AM EDT
Ah hah! You forgot the brake!

My NHM-91's have muzzle nuts on them, so I need a sixth part.

I've got the RSA FCG (3), RSA Gas Piston (1) and US Pistol Grip (1) - I've pseudo-solved the search for the brake, though - I'm going to have ORF pick the suitable one for me, and then just pay them for it.
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