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I understand some agreements are in place so that the US cannot import specific Russian firearms. Some parts are coming over such as furniture and magazines. Can other parts be imported or complete parts kits?

http://www.rusmilitary.com/html/c-deact_svd.htm
I wonder if they guys could send over the parts kit less reciever? I'm guessing no since knowone else is doing it. Anyone know why?
 

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Main problem is that these guns are decommissioned from the factory so that by the time they get them they are "non-guns" according to the factory.

According to the ATF these are still guns because they didn't do the "ATF method" of decommissioning. Stupid, huh?

From that website:
"Deactivation specifications

- in place covered by plastic hand guards the barrel has 3 cross holes equal in diameter to caliber of the barrel
- the chamber is sealed by welding
- the bolt is cut at an angle
- the firing pin channel is welded
- the bolt locking lugs on the bolt and ledges on the receiver are removed
- the piston head of bolt carrier is filed off
- the magazine cartridge guides are removed to make loading impossible "

However, since the receiver isn't weld-cut into 3 pieces, they are still guns according to the ATF. (LOL)

As for the parts, since they have done so much to them, it would really not be worth it to obtain a "parts kit". Holes in the barrel are enough to make these not worth having.

There's a few UK airsoft companies that use these decommissioned rifles as the frame for airsoft rifles - which is really interesting but only for the UK. :(

So in short "no"






 

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Why are other part kits treated different such as the PMKMS kits sold by many? The Polish kits appear to have been complete rifles that were dissassembled. All parts come in as is with exception of the reciever. No modifications are done to the barrel, bolt, etc.
 

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Why are other part kits treated different such as the PMKMS kits sold by many? The Polish kits appear to have been complete rifles that were dissassembled. All parts come in as is with exception of the reciever. No modifications are done to the barrel, bolt, etc.
Because all of the parts kits you and I are used to seeing are legally imported as such, subject to ATF inspection, and follow the ATF guidelines for decommissioning which is to cut the receiver into chunks. Now, if they did all the import licensing (Form 6 I think) and got ATF inspections on these imported parts kits, then they could import these. This is all the red tape that the current importers have to go through.

Don't know much else about the mechanics or what is needed.
 

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The MMG decactivated guns are illegal to import to the US because they are built using a select - fire (machinegun) receiver.

A semi - auto receivered MMG would be illegal to import without a Form 6. These cannot be imported due to a trade agreement between the US and the Russian Federation which bans importation of AK type weapons or parts.The only AK firearms which are OK to import are the Saiga and VEPR rifles.

Even stocks, pistol grips , and other seemingly innoccuous AK parts are illegal to import from Russia.

Parts sets (imported from Israel - graciously donated by the PLO) can be purchased from Northridge, if you are looking for a milled version of the AK.

It would also seem that purchasing stocks etc from one of the firms in England is also legal , as the parts are imported from England rather than Russia.

"Nearly Russian" - Bulgarian made parts can also be purchased from K-Var, these are almost identical to the Russian parts except they are made in Bulgaria.

If you absolutely want a Soviet made AKM / AK74 part set you can find them , but either be very patient and piece one together or be prepared to spend some serious cash.
 

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USA MARKET: Due to the fact that deactivated rifles have a real receiver (gun part banned for importation into the US), we do not sell deacts to the US, but (!) USA-based customers are welcome to purchase ANY deactivated rifle after we cut it into two halves in the middle of the receiver.
 

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Nice,but still not legal.

Parts kits have to be torch cut in three places.

If you order one you are taking the risk of Customs seizing the kit - read - you lose your money.

The second option is you receive the improperly cut up machine gun and go bye-byes for a 10 year visit in ClubFed.

And you still have few if any usable parts. (stock/PG/forends/rear trunion-the front trunion has the lugs for the bolt ground off/gasblock/front sight/rear sight block/muzzle device).

Also, the British Pound is worth about 1 1/2 US dollars.

After taking all of these factors into consideration it really isn't worth it.
 
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