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    the SKS flood with the hinky classification and subsequent after-market modification

    The SKS is popular on the civilian surplus market, especially in Canada and the United States. Because of their historic and novel nature, Soviet and European SKS carbines are classified by the BATF as "Curio & Relic" items under US law, allowing them to be sold with features that might otherwise be restricted. Chinese manufactured rifles, even the rare early "Sino-Soviet" examples, are not so classified, though the "Sino-Soviet" rifles qualify for automatic Curio & Relic status due to being manufactured over 50 years ago.
    30720.  (a) Any person, firm, company, or corporation that is in possession of an SKS rifle shall do one of the following on or before January 1, 2000:
       (1) Relinquish the SKS rifle to the Department of Justice pursuant to subdivision (h) of former Section 12281.
       (2) Relinquish the SKS rifle to a law enforcement agency pursuant
       (3) Dispose of the SKS rifle as permitted by former Section 12285, as it read in Section 20 of Chapter 23 of the Statutes of 1994.
       (b) Any person who has obtained title to an SKS rifle by bequest or intestate succession shall be required to comply with paragraph (1) or (2) of subdivision (a) unless that person otherwise complies
    with paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of former Section 12285, as it read in Section 20 of Chapter 23 of the Statutes of 1994, or as subsequently amended.
       (c) Any SKS rifle relinquished to the department pursuant to this section shall be in a manner prescribed by the department.

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    by annieli on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 12:23:04 PM PDT

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    •  I am sorry but I am not following (1+ / 0-)
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      You speak to California banning imports of the SKS Rifle, a carbine not dissimilar to the Mini-14, an American rifle, a variant of which fires the same cartridge.  Long arms, like rifles are rarely used criminally.  How does this relate to effectively doing away with the Civilian Marksmanship Program?

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      by DavidMS on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 02:45:44 PM PDT

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        This has no effect on the CMP. Why would it?  

        The CMO DOES NOT include the Mini14 rifle, nor any SKS-style rifles.   Only the M1 and 1917 Enfield rifles are in the government re-sale program.  To repeat; the M1 is not the same rifle as the Mini14.

        The SKS uses a 7.62mm x 39mm while the M1 uses a 7.62mm x 33mm and the Mini 14 uses a .223 caliber (inches) cartridge which is equivalent to the European 5.56mm cartridge (and by some reports is interchangeable).

        But, NO,  the Mini 14 does not use the same, much less a compatible cartridge, as an SKS.


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        by frenchy339 on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 04:24:56 PM PDT

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