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Posted: 1/30/2002 5:13:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2002 5:19:11 PM EDT by dissipator556]
So do I, but then again, there is that gay little Klinton law in our way. HERE'S THE IDEA:
A thumbhole, collapsible butstock. Think about it- there would be no evil pistol grip, you would still get a good hold, and you could have a nice short, collapsible stock. All of this, and you would stay legal.

NOW, the PROBLEM- nobody makes the damned thing yet! What do you guys think? Are you getting my idea here or what?
Link Posted: 1/30/2002 5:19:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2002 5:22:27 PM EDT
The only design that ATF has said no to is the old thumbhole stock that was just a brass rod connecting the pistol grip and buttstock sling swivel. It was not a good design, and did not at all resemble a thumbhole stock. The newer one that I have seen is one soild piece, with a large area of plastic between the grip and butt. I believe that is considered a thumbhole stock.
Link Posted: 1/30/2002 5:24:50 PM EDT
That is the one that I was referring to, and I wish someone would make it in the collapsible variety. I don't want to go the pre-ban route because I am not a rich sucker. Ha HA

Really though, the entire setup shouldn't cost more than 90-110 bucks. Much cheaper than paying the big bucks for a pre-ban. If it were legal, what would you think about the design?
Link Posted: 1/30/2002 5:33:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2002 5:44:50 PM EDT
Brownell's lists two thumbhole stocks that are very new. I'm sure that they are legal, but wouldn't bet my ass on it yet. They look very much like stocks that have been approved in the past for other rifles (the 10/22).
Link Posted: 1/30/2002 7:04:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2002 7:05:07 PM EDT by cmymud]
Link Posted: 1/30/2002 7:19:07 PM EDT
How does this work for ya?



$45 from www.zmweapons.com/index.htm

I assume it is legal on a postban (or else why the heck would they make it???), but you'd have to call them if you wanted to make sure.
Link Posted: 1/30/2002 10:19:33 PM EDT
HKocker, how would you go about shooting with that thing? Is it somehow advantageous?
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 4:57:18 AM EDT
Question? Why do you need a collapsible stock? Storage? Cramped transport? What purpose does it serve in the way you use your rifle? I find that for the most part, my collapsibles are always extended anyway. The only exception is with entry armor and I then only collapse the stock 1 notch. Just curious.
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 7:07:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HKocher:
How does this work for ya?



$45 from www.zmweapons.com/index.htm



Man, that is one weird lookin' mofo. Maybe a case of the cure being worse than the disease? Just looks uncomfortable. Maybe if I tried it....
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 7:57:37 AM EDT
Here's an idea I thought I would throw out. Couldn't you just block the first two positions on an M-4 stock so that it would be 'adjustable' rather then collapsable? Or the first three on a six position. Just an idea....
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 10:20:26 AM EDT
I'm sure you have to be a LEO to get the hook. I sent them an e-mail and will let you know.
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 11:31:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Armed_Scientist:
Here's an idea I thought I would throw out. Couldn't you just block the first two positions on an M-4 stock so that it would be 'adjustable' rather then collapsable? Or the first three on a six position. Just an idea....



Because the BATF says that is still a telescoping stock. You cant even fill all the holes and pin the stock in place. If the tube started life as a 'collapsible' stock then the BATF always considers it 'collapsible' regardless of how much epoxy or how many pins were used.

Yeah its stupid, but that is their interpretation.
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 2:03:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By edpmedic:
I'm sure you have to be a LEO to get the hook. I sent them an e-mail and will let you know.



I'm pretty sure that is not true. They advertise this setup on their webpage under the LR300SRF which is the civie version.

It is shown in the "post ban/folding stock kit" so I'm pretty sure it is legit. Besides I can't imagine them marketing this 'grip' to anyone that could legally have any other alternatives (i.e. LE or Mil).

Link Posted: 1/31/2002 2:47:41 PM EDT
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