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Posted: 6/7/2002 7:56:42 PM EDT
Is there talk around that hi cap preban mags are illegal in NY? I tried to make a bid on a few hicaps and was told that they can't see to NY. I know this is not true, what have you guys heard. Thanks!
Link Posted: 6/7/2002 8:16:02 PM EDT
As far as I know, hi cap pre-ban mags are legal in New York. I know I've seen 20 round M14 mags and 30 round M16 mags for sale in a large Albany gun store. CheaperThanDirt.com has no limitations listed on shipping them to NY.

Things are much different in New York City. Don't know all the restrictions, but I've read that getting a permit for just a target rifle is an involved and expensive procedure. Other counties and localities may have further restrictions, and there are always local cops who have their own bogus interpretations of the law.

I'm no lawyer, but here's the definition of a "large capacity ammunition feeding device", which IS illegal, from assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?cl=82&a=68, Article 265 of the New York penal code, "Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons":


"Large capacity ammunition feeding device" means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device, manufactured after September thirteenth, nineteen hundred ninety-four, that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than ten rounds of ammunition; provided, however, that such term does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

Link Posted: 6/7/2002 8:19:17 PM EDT
What large Albany gun store? I live near Albany? Is it B&J'S? Looking for some good deals on preban mags. Thanks.
Link Posted: 6/7/2002 8:30:03 PM EDT
B&J it is. I didn't look at mags today, but they had some last Friday. Their supply changes rapidly, so call first.
Link Posted: 6/7/2002 8:32:16 PM EDT
Thanks, I will have to check in there soon.
Link Posted: 6/7/2002 9:26:54 PM EDT
Notice how it says [after September 13, 1994]. That applies to all states actually, so the hi cap mags are legal as long as they were manufactured before that date. Mags manufactured after that date are not legal ANYWHERE, except for LEO's.
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 7:21:24 AM EDT
High cap's are fine anywhere except NYC here in the empire state.
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 9:17:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By green18:
High cap's are fine anywhere except NYC here in the empire state.



Just to add: NYC and the 5 Buroughs (Mannhattan, Statan Island, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens) They have a ban on "Assault Weapons."
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 9:26:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Vinnie:

Originally Posted By green18:
High cap's are fine anywhere except NYC here in the empire state.



Just to add: NYC and the 5 Buroughs (Mannhattan, Statan Island, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens) They have a ban on "Assault Weapons."


Thanks Vinnie! When we say NYC we mean the city proper and the five boroughs but if you are not from the area of course you wouldn't know that. kudos for the clarification.
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