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kevin1911

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turning my sks into a hunting rifle
« on: January 27, 2012, 10:22:48 AM »
ok im new the this site and had some questions about what happens once i start changeing parts out. i plan on changeing out the stock,mag,handgard and puting a scope mount and scope shield on it. i was just wanting to no if i was going to have any legal issues buy doing this? i dont realy understand the 10 or less thing.     not new to guns or hunting. just this gun.                "thought this was funny"   :banghead:
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Re: turning my sks into a hunting rifle
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 11:16:29 AM »
 Kevin, the 922-r regulation has to do with imported firearms; basically, it says that if you begin changing certain listed parts from an imported firearm, then you are "manufacturing" or "building" a completely "new" gun;

 The "new" gun can't have any more than 10 of the old imported listed parts on it.

  Depending on the origin of the SKS rifle, it has either 14 or 15 listed parts, as listed by the BATFE; Yugoslavian 59/66's have 15 parts, most of the others, including the Chinese, have 14.

  Basically, you have to replace either 4 or 5 parts to be compliant; If you go to the threads at the top of the Legal Issues page, you will see a number of thumb-tacked "sticky" posts. Read through these, and you have have a much better understanding of this matter; they include letters to and from the BATF, as well as lists of the parts.

  You will see that bay replacing the stock, upper handguard, and magazine, you have replaced 4 parts, and will be compliant in most cases; the other parts, like scope mounts, etc, do not count, since they are not on the list.

   Read through that material, and I hope this helps.....
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kevin1911

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Re: turning my sks into a hunting rifle
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 11:43:38 AM »
did help. i have a chinese. so i should be good to go then from what i understand if i change the stock, upper handguard, and magazine
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Re: turning my sks into a hunting rifle
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 11:44:16 AM »
did help. i have a chinese. so i should be good to go then from what i understand if i change the stock, upper handguard, and magazine

  Yes indeed. 8)
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kevin1911

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Re: turning my sks into a hunting rifle
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 12:16:08 PM »
cool thanks 8)
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Re: turning my sks into a hunting rifle
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 12:17:36 PM »
 Make sure to post some pics when  you get a chance;

  What are you planning on hunting?
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kevin1911

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Re: turning my sks into a hunting rifle
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 12:41:41 PM »
i plan on hunting deer,hogs,coyotes,turkey,gators. the works lol
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Re: turning my sks into a hunting rifle
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 02:02:40 PM »
 The SKS might be a bit much for turkeys, and usually you thump gators with a .22 or a powerhead once you get them to the boat or the bank, but the SKS will do fine for all those other things.... 8)
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Re: turning my sks into a hunting rifle
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 02:06:21 PM »
i hunt the gators in south texas and we just tie a line to a tree with a big hook with a chicken leg on it and come back and check till one grabs it then just pop it with are deer rifles
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Re: turning my sks into a hunting rifle
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2012, 02:40:07 AM »
i hunt the gators in south texas and we just tie a line to a tree with a big hook with a chicken leg on it and come back and check till one grabs it then just pop it with are deer rifles
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