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Old June 26, 2011, 03:47 PM   #1
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is it Pre-pban or isn't it?

So I am living in NY right now and Am looking at some used ar-15’s and AK-47’s. My question is. How does one be sure that a rifle is “Pre-ban” or not? Does this go by Date of Manufacture?
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Old June 26, 2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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Before everyone starts jumping on me telling me how NYC deos not allow ak-47's let me say that I am no in NYC.
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Old June 26, 2011, 03:56 PM   #3
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A pre ban weapon means before the AWB was passed. So any rifle before then is legal, if understood correctly.
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Old June 26, 2011, 04:16 PM   #4
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Date of manufacture before the ban should be easily determined by communicating with the manufacturer on which serial numbers qualify.
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Old June 26, 2011, 05:47 PM   #5
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soooooo if we are talking about romanian AK, who do I call to verify the serial number?
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Old June 26, 2011, 05:48 PM   #6
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Like a WASR? Call Century, they import/make them.
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Old June 26, 2011, 05:55 PM   #7
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Sooo, the only tested process of establishing if a weapon is pr-ban is by calling the manufacturer/importer? there are weapons that came here prior to century arms and other such companies taking over? Norinco only has a number in China. Not sure if anybody there speaks the lingo.
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Old June 26, 2011, 05:59 PM   #8
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Not sure if anybody there speaks the lingo.
Only one way to find out.
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Old June 26, 2011, 06:18 PM   #9
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Some are easy:

http://www.browning.com/customerserv...egun/index.asp

http://oldguns.net/sn_php/marlinlookup.php

Some you will have to do some legwork:

This one is very well done and likely your best bet.

http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=26665

http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?topic=30811.0

http://forum.pafoa.org/rifles-42/859...-question.html
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Old June 27, 2011, 05:45 PM   #10
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I am having a hard time understanding the issue here. There is no longer a federal awb, so why does it matter?
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Old June 27, 2011, 07:39 PM   #11
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I am having a hard time understanding the issue here. There is no longer a federal awb, so why does it matter?
Some states passed their own bans. Some of them mirrored the federal ban, some are stricter.

NY state is one such state with their own state level ban, hence the question.
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