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OK, all you legal eagles, heres one for you. If I have a "preban" mini, can I put it into a folder and use John Masen's cool flash hider/bayolug combo. The mini is not listed as one of the bad rifles in the BATF green book. Looking for the legal answer. Thanks!
 

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Wrong forum.... I'm moving it to the Mini-14 forum.
 

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Here is the answer as I understand it.

If the DATE of the manufacture is prior to the cutoff, but it is an otherwise "stock" mini-14, you don't have a preban.

A preban assault weapon is a firearm that was in "assault weapon" configuration according to the Fed's rules the day the law went into effect.

In other words, if you modify a stock Mini-14 to have pre-ban features, you are manufacturing a new assault weapon, after the ban, and therefor are guilty of something or other.

If the owner on the cutoff date had the rifle in an assault weapon configuration, then it is considered a grandfathered assault weapon.

Thats the KEY word... GRANDFATHERED. You cannot change a non-assault weapon configuration firearm into an assault-weapon configuration legally after the cutoff date.
 

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That sounds correct to me but then again, who will ever know if you put that folder and flash hider on after the assault weapons ban?
 

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It depends. If there is evidence that it left the factory in non-grandfathered form, and it sold at a much later date at a dealer in non-grandfathered form, after the ban, there is a chain of evidence against you.

Reminder... you are in a public forum. I'm never going to suggest you do anything illegal, and my suggestion to all is that you don't publicly suggest that you'd do anything illegal as well.

Keep it safe.
 

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Well,
I guess I have some parts to sell :eek:( I thought if it was manufactured before the ban, It could have the folder and hider.
I do not want to break the law even though it is stupid. And with 18 years to a 20 year Air Force Career, it is not worth loosing.
 
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