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So in my 10/22 now a CA evil gun?

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I recently found this site and just in time. Hopefully someone knowledgeable about the mess that is Kalifornia law can tell me in plain english ( I'm also trying to decifer the online CA regs.)

I recently got interested in target shooting again after many years. I dug my old 10/22 out of storage. However from reading I think this might now be an 'evil' gun here. I thought it might be pre-ban or that a .22 wouldn't be considered an 'assault rifle' but saw another message about these not really qualifying. This is the current configuration:

I bought used back in the 80's, the serial # starts with 120-

1) Just after I got it I put on a folding stock, a Black Warrior brand with a pistol grip.
2) I put on what looks like a muzzle brake, at least it looks similar to the current double brakes, slips around the sides of the front site, locked on with a set screw. middle section has 6 holes in two rows of 3, all near the top. The very front has 5 slots, there is not a slot on the very bottom of that section.
3) I put on a hand guard that goes on top of the barrel around the rear site area.

4) I also have several Ramline 25 shot banana clips and one of the 50 shot clips that looks like a big teardrop.

So it I took this to the target range am I a felon in Kalifornia? If so can I take the items off and keep in a box or is just possesion bad. Do I have to trash everything?

Thanks for any advice.
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Thanks cajungeo,

Yeah, I'll continue to check into this, just hoping for some leads from someone who already looked into it recently. I looked through a booklet on CA gun laws I got from the Calif. Rifle and Pistol Assoc. (member of CRPA and NRA) and in the CA Penal code section it mostly talks about centerfire weapons and I did find one section that said .22 rimfire guns or any converted to .22 rimfire weapon was exempt from the 'assault weapon' classification. That seems to cover my gun but of course the rules change as the wind blows (through the empty heads of our legislature) so will continue to check more. Thanks for the links. From the ruger_rifles link it looks like my 10/22 with 120- serial # was made in 1980.

I need to do some more research on the hi-cap mags also. They should be ok fed rules wise but CA has a habit of making things felonies to possess that are legal anywhere else. Until I know for sure I'll take the stock magazine to the range. That should keep me busy until I get my Mini-14 and get through the CA waiting period.

OHNO Mr Bill :ar15:
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