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Posted: 7/16/2003 2:48:33 AM EDT
Will we be able to get ucs's with folding stocks and hi cap mags?
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 5:25:40 AM EDT
No!
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 7:47:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/16/2003 7:48:05 AM EDT by Big-Bore]
You can (after the sunset) if you get the parts count to be no more than 10 imported named parts, such as replacing the lower with a US made lower, magazine with US made body, floor plate, and follower, trigger housing, and any other US made part to get the count. Since replacing the lower with a Special Weapons M3 lower kit gets the part count down to allow a pistol grip stock, you should be OK getting a US made stock that folds also, or maybe even a HK UMP modified to fit the USC, some have already done that (fixed of course).
However, right now there are not any full-caps nor folding stocks made for the USC, but if the CB sunsets, that could change.
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 7:53:24 AM EDT
If, don't you mean "when"?
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 6:07:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/16/2003 6:09:54 PM EDT by Mb121]
What you have to understand is that the HK "assault rifles and carbines" were banned before the 1994 Crime Bill aka Assault Weapons ban. It was in 1989 that a import ban was placed on "assault weapons". If and when the assault weapons ban sunsets the HK line of firearms will not be affected in anyway, if they build a US plant they aren't likely to regear for possible new models that are legal semi-autos.
Link Posted: 7/21/2003 12:08:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2003 12:12:57 AM EDT by Master_Blaster]
H&K's business model has been focused on gov't contracts since the '89 ban. By copmparison, civilian sales is a holdover from those preban days, & serves as a "pocket change" venture today. Its civilian handgun line is still actually very good. The civilian rifles are a mere shadow of the former HK91/93/94 line.

JMO.

Edited to add: I don't expect this scenario to change much unless a serious SC decision on the 2nd is handed down. A change of the co's ownership wouldn't hurt, either.
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