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    Straight pull AK question

    If I take the gas piston out of an AKM does that make it A cat, or do I have to do something else to call it a straight pull?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlsen Highway View Post
    If I take the gas piston out of an AKM does that make it A cat, or do I have to do something else to call it a straight pull?
    I believe burly arms had to weld up the gas port hole in the ones they did
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    Yes logic would dictate it would have to be permanent.
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    It would need to be a lot more permanent that just welding up the gas port. It is unlikely that the Police would accept any modification at all that would change an AKM to A category, as they maintain (rightly or wrongly) that the parent weapon always remains and that if it could be modified then it could also be rebuilt. The way the Arms Act is worded, their point of view has some validity. The definition of a 'firearm' in the Act includes the following "Anything which is not for the time being capable of discharging any shot, bullet, missile, or other projectile but which, by its completion or the replacement of any component part or parts or the correction or repair of any defect or defects, would be a firearm....". That is a wide open interpretation and any modification of an AKM to straight-pull would be unlikely to escape it.

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    Burly arms did a couple and went through some drama with the police to get them accepted as a cat for the purpose of importing stocks etc, it may be worth contacting Steve for a chat if this is something you want to do(personally I can't see any reason to do it but that's just me)
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    Get the magic capital letter and have as many as you like
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    No, I don't really need an E cat for anything, it was just a whimsical thought about the law.

 

 

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