NYS Penal Law 265.00, sub 22, paragraph G6.  "Assault weapon" means (A) A SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLE THAT HAS AN ABILITY TO ACCEPT A DETACHABLE MAGAZINE AND HAS AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS: (G) PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE:
" any firearm, rifle, or shotgun that was manufactured at least
fifty years prior to the current date, but not including replicas
thereof that is validly registered pursuant to subdivision sixteen-a of
section 400.00 of this chapter ".
Curio & Relics are still permissible so you may still acquire M1 Garands, Carbines, SKS's, Gewehr 43's, etc.
"THE CONSTITUTION ONLY GIVES PEOPLE THE RIGHT TO PURSUE HAPPINESS, YOU HAVE TO CATCH IT YOURSELF." ~BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.