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If I put a Thumbhole Stock on my AK-47 does that eliminate one of the three evils (Pistol Grip) and allow me to add another evil in it's place (Flash Suppressor or Brake)?
 

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Probably not. I'd sure want a letter from the BATF before I relied on something some guy on the internet told me. <G>

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QUOTE]Originally posted by RugerNiner
If I put a Thumbhole Stock on my AK-47 does that eliminate one of the three evils (Pistol Grip) and allow me to add another evil in it's place (Flash Suppressor or Brake)? [/QUOTE]
 

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I agree with dennis. I think in the recent rule changes they consider a Thumbhole stock the same as a pistol grip stock. I would want it in a letter also.
 

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Keep in mind that a muzzle break is NOT considered the same as a flash supresser. In other words you can put a muzzle break on at any time(provided you do it the correct way).
 

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Hi,
The major question here should be, is your rifle pre-ban or post-ban? By "pre" or "post," I mean was your rifle imported into the USA before the 1989 Assault Weapons Ban went into effect. This is the crucial question because if your firearm is "pre-ban," you may add a flash hider without changing anything. However, if your rifle is "post-ban," you may NOT install a flash hider in any circumstance. You may, however install a muzzlebreak, if it is permanently attached, and if your rifle has the correct number of US parts to comply with Section 922r. Your best bet is to talk to a knowledgeable gunsmith, first. Then, if you still do not feel comfortable, contact the ATF. Here's the bottom line, if your rifle is "pre-ban," anything goes. If your rifle is "post-ban," leave it alone until you know the laws inside and out.
Hope this helps,
William

PS By the way, Romanian SAR's are not "pre-ban," they just look that way because they have the correct number of US parts installed. SAR's should NEVER have a bayonet lug, flash hider, or folding stock installed, period.
 

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That answers all my questions.
It's a Romanian SAR-1 imported by Century Arms.
Now my question is, is a muzzle brake worth putting on?
Thanks for all the replies I recieved.
 

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If you install an AK-74-style break, you'll be amazed by the lower felt recoil. Also, be sure to install a recoil buffer in the receiver, it helps a lot, too.

However, I wouldn't just throw a muzzlebreak on that rifle. You need to be absolutely sure that you will not have over 10 imported parts on that rifle. Stamped receiver AK's have 15 parts, and Century makes them look "pre-ban" by replacing the pistol grip and the fire contol group. Before you slap a brake on that puppy, be absolutely sure that it's legal. Call or write Century, I'm sure they can answer your questions. I do believe that your muzzlebreak will have to be a permanent install, done by a gunsmith, in order to be legal.

You might want to check out www.ak-47.net for more information. It's the best AK-related website on the 'net.

Good Luck!

PS If you go with a muzzlebreak, you'll have a tough time bumping the rifle. That's why I don't have muzzlebrakes on any of my AK's. ;-)
 

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Good to see Rugerniner small world,sorry to say but you still cant put a muzzle Break/flash suppreser on.I would like one on my USA made Veper,and my Romanian SAR-1,but the only way I can figure how you could is weld it own.They say the set screw type blow off. That would be a pain.Good seeing you around.


Best !!
 
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