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Thread: Is a thumbhole lower HG illegal on an AK Pistol ?

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    Default Is a thumbhole lower HG illegal on an AK Pistol ?

    I hope that someone can enlighten me as to whether a thumbhole lower handguard is legal on an AK pistol build.

    I have made a few for folks with short barreled rifles, but wanted to know about pistol builds.

    If anyone has a link to a BAFT reg., that would be appreciated, too.

    Thanks in advance.

    John

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    The law defines a pistol as "made for use with one hand".

    Does your hand guard facilitate one-handed use?

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    Duhgg,.. nope?!

    I guess that answers my question.
    Thanks.

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    It'd be legal only if you get the appropriate NFA stamp for it before attaching the thumbhole.
    I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."

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    Thank you, Mr. Johnson, for a civil response.

    I suppose I should have stated "could a thumbhole lower be legal on a pistol build".
    But, yes, that is the kind of thing I was wondering about.
    Whether, at all, it could be done.

    Thank you very much.

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    If you ad a stock it is no longer a pistol. You have just made a SBR

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchkma View Post
    If you ad a stock it is no longer a pistol. You have just made a SBR
    . . . and who said anything about a stock?

    This hand guard is what is under discussion:



    When installed on an AK pistol, it most certainly puts it into "untaxed NFA firearm" territory if you don't have an approved tax stamp.

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    That's a funky flash hider, any more info on it?

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    With the foreward pistol grip and no stock - I'm thinking the gun could be classified as an AOW, and could be done for the $5 tax stamp as long as it was built by a licensed class III manufacturer and then transfered to the purchaser..........

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    LOL, "built" as in installing the lower HG. But, I agree. Looks like an AOW.
    I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."

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