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  1. Exactly. The whole "5.45 pistol" issue was a well known reputation killer. The timing was probably because Gil Kerlikowske just became head of CBP a month ago. He's a serious anti-gun POS.....http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2183675/posts...... According to ATF's advisory...."(ATF) received a request from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) to conduct a test, examination and classification of Russian-made 7N6 5.45x39 ammunition for purposes of determining whether it is considered “armor piercing ammunition” as defined by the Gun Control Act (GCA), as amended."
  2. ATF obviously went searching for an AK pistol that wasn't just made in some guy's garage. They know that they have a weak case. If they felt like they had a strong argument, they wouldn't have picked a Polish pistol that was approved for import in 2011 and never sold in the US.....Commercial production changes nothing. 7n6 was designed as rifle ammo.
  3. I'm not so sure I like this statement by the NRA..... "We encourage you to contact your representatives in Congress and ask them to urge BATFE to reconsider its classification of 7N6 as armor piercing ammunition or to grant 7N6 a “sporting purposes” exemption, as it has been imported and safely used for lawful purposes for many years." If ATF tries to weasel their way out of this one by granting an "exemption", we need to keep fighting. That's not good enough. If ATF offers an exemption, it's because they know that they will lose the fight in Federal court. The AP ammo statute was never intended to be used to reclassify rifle ammo as pistol ammo. ATF has gotten away with it in the past because there has never been much of a movement to fight back. This 7n6 ban will be different. ATF is clearly exceeding their statutory authority. "Let me make clear what this bill does not do. Our legislation would not limit the availability of standard rifle ammunition with armor-piercing capability. We recognize that soft body armor is not intended to stop high-powered rifle cartridges. Time and again, Congressman Biaggi and I have stressed that only bullets capable of penetrating body armor and designed to be fired from a handgun would be banned; rifle ammunition would not be covered. To further clarify this intent in our legislation, both Congressman Biaggi and I would favor an amendment explicitly to exclude rifle ammunition." - Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan" https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/104790NCJRS.pdf (1984) "An agency's power is no greater than that delegated to it by Congress." - Lyng v. Payne Lawmakers NEVER intended on ATF classifying rifle ammo as pistol ammo, just because some guy builds a handgun that shoots rifle ammo. Even if 7n6 is not banned, the AP statute needs to be revised. If it's not, ATF will always take advantage of the vagueness of the law, in order to push through their agenda....
  4. Great point.....This fight is about the bigger picture. I'd love to see the import ban on 7.62x39 steel core lifted. And we all know ATF want's 54r next.
  5. Please spend a few minutes to read this.... http://www.lawandfreedom.com/site/firearms/GOA_Comments_ATF.pdf and this..... http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2012/batfe-taking-comments-on-sporting-purposes-exemption-to-armor-piercing-ammunition-law-until-dec-31.aspx.... Regardless of whether this 7n6 issue is legit, we MUST fight to revise the legal definition of "AP ammo".. A federal judge would agree that Congress never intended on giving "a guy who made a '.50 bmg handgun in his garage" so much power to control the people's rights. The issue just needs to make it to federal court. "It is already illegal to manufacture and import armor-piercing ammunition except for military or law enforcement use. But it is generally still not illegal to possess or transfer armor-piercing ammunition." - Barack Obama ATF and the gun grabbers will continue to use the vague AP ammo statute to push through their agenda.
  6. How so? Who is going to sue them and face millions of dollars in expenses for an almost guaranteed defeat? NRA and GOA have tried it and generally lose. Their goal is to stop the people from becoming armed. I would think that any step toward making it harder on us regular folks would be a victory for them and their supporters (the moronic voters that got Mao 2 terms). Thanks for your pessimism. A simple fucking google search will show you the history of the BATF getting sued for stupid shit. This would be an easy one. I agree with Stryker....This should be an easy one to fight. It's not the same as a 15.9" barrel, because the law specifically states that rifle barrels must be no shorter than 16" . The 7n6 issue is about Congress' original intent. Not to mention, according to the letter of the law, 7n6 is NOT AP ammo. The core is not made entirely of steel. It includes lead. And Stryker is right. the diameter of 5.45 projectiles are smaller than .22 caliber projectiles. Both the statute AND the original intent of Congress are on our side.
  7. William J. Olsen's law firm representing Gun Owners of America, Inc. and Gun Owners Foundation...... They have already pinpointed the problem. ATF is using the statute, which is too vague, to push through their agenda. Congress never intended ATF to use this statute this way. The document from December 2012 explains this issue perfectly....http://www.lawandfreedom.com/site/firearms/GOA_Comments_ATF.pdf ATF has claimed an authority it does not possess.
  8. Everyone needs to support this. -http://www.lawandfreedom.com/site/firearms/GOA_Comments_ATF.pdf William J. Olsen and/or Gun Owners of America, Inc. and Gun Owners Foundation. It needs more exposure
  9. Everyone should take a moment to read this. I think this the argument we need to focus on......http://www.lawandfreedom.com/site/firearms/GOA_Comments_ATF.pdf Some more info from William J. Olsen.......http://lawandfreedom.com/site/firearms/index.html "Today our firm filed comments with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ("ATF") on behalf of Gun Owners of America, Inc. and Gun Owners Foundation pursuant to the ATF request for comments on the use of the “sporting purposes” exemption for “certain projectiles from regulation as ‘armor piercing’ ammunition.” These comments were filed because "GOA and GOF believe that ATF’s past interpretations of Section 921(a)(17) have been erroneous, and are contrary to the clear intent of Congress. Thus, ATF’s understanding of what constitutes AP ammunition should be revised." The comments expound upon the following points: ATF Would Add Its Own Language to the Statute, in an Effort to Further Restrict Armor Piercing Ammunition. ATF Has Misinterpreted the Language of Section 921(a)(17) in an Overly-Restrictive Manner. Many Typical Rifle Calibers Are Capable of Defeating the Soft Body Armor, Regardless of Whether They Are Armor Piercing." I think this is who can help - William J. Olsen and/or Gun Owners of America, Inc. and Gun Owners Foundation
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    Rear trunnion damage?

    It looks fine. Just don't do it again.
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    Nickel boron coated puck?

    Black Forge Weapons offers nickel boron and nickel phosphate refinishing for AK's. I just saw a nickel phosphate refinished Vepr-12. Try giving them a call.
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    Can a /How do you attach a SVDS stock to a Vepr 12?

    There's a lot of work involved. Black Forge did it with a slant back 5.45 Vepr. It was very nice, but it would be much easier to use the correct trunnion set. Rusmilitary offers them, but they are currently sold out.