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Alright. DO you need to even worry if you leave the gun in sporting config, as imported? and just replaced a piston to a USA made one?


No trigger grips, OEM Stock, and Magazine (4 rounds). This gun is in sporting attire so is there any issues?



Now that same configuration, 14 foreign part: minus the piston = 13. Now put a High Cap mag (-3 parts) = 10 or less this gun is compliant.

The High Capacity Mag makes it (NON-Sporting).


What if you leave it SPORTING (4 rd mag) , no fancy stocks, technically would I have to change the piston all the time?


Also what if you don't like the foregrip, or stock. and make fancy wood ones for sport?

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If you leave it in sporting configuration. You do not need to count parts.


Take it out of sporting configuration with a pistol grip, muzzle brake or high cap magazine and you need to start counting parts.


If you change out the piston with a US piston, then you can use US Hi Cap Magazines.


No need to keep swapping it out. Having a US piston does not convert it to non-sporting configuration.


I am not an attorney nor an employee of the BATFE but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Edited by thoricuncle

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Take it out of sporting configuration with a pistol grip......



Nope.....in the new ATF shotgun study they stated that a pistol grip was indeed a sporting feature and subsequently allowed the PG'd AKDAL-1919 in country.

Take that one off the list. You are not taking a Saiga-12 out of sporting configuration by adding a pistol grip.


Tony Rumore


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