it's the maximum number of foreign parts. Assuming you go the welded on muzzle brake 16 inch barrel route, not SBR.
Originally Posted by Yanko693
The parts count is based on no more than 10 imported parts, not really the number of US parts. The parts that count are:
(1) Frames, receivers, receiver castings, forgings or
(3) Mounting blocks (trunions - front only, if seperate from receiver)
(4) Muzzle attachments (brakes or flash suppressors, removable only)
(6) Bolt carriers
(7) Gas pistons
(12) Pistol grips
(13) Forearm handguards
(14) Magazine body
An gun can contain no more that 10 "imported" parts.
The floorplate and follower count as one part each. Both handguards count as 1 part, the pistol grip counts as 1, as well as the stock is 1. By replacing the FCG with an American made version this counts as 3 parts replacement.
A milled-receiver AK has 14 922r "parts" (15 if you have a muzzle-brake not welded on).
A stamped-receiver AK has 15 922r "parts" (16 if you have a muzzle-brake not welded on).
So there's quite a number of ways to get around this silly rule. I just bought a pile of US made magazines for my AKs so along with tapco G2 trigger sets I'm legal, and then some since I also got some cheap US made bird cage brakes to swap for the slant brakes I kept puncturing myself with.
If I were you I'd just bite the bullet and buy an Ak receiver for it, already made. They are cheap and for only one rifle it just isn't worth the trouble of bending a receiver unless your neighbor has a jig.
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