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Old 05-23-2019, 11:31 AM
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Default Bolt Action Repeating AK pistol?

Hi everyone,

I recently bought the Franklin Armory CA7. For those unaware, the CA7 is DOJ roster-approved "bolt action repeating" AR pistol. It's pretty much a normal AR pistol but without a gas block, gas tube, and drilled barrel.

Anyways, it got me thinking, wouldn't an AK pistol with a similar configuration also be viable?

It would be a regular AK pistol, but without a drilled barrel? Might even test the waters with a brace?

Your thoughts?
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Atlantic firearms was selling one I guess they ran out and wont produce anymore due to lack of interest?
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:20 PM
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Atlantic firearms was selling one I guess they ran out and wont produce anymore due to lack of interest?
Atlantic Firearms was making/selling a dimensionally compliant bolt-action single-shot AK style pistol in 2015.
They were not bolt-action repeating pistols. They were bolt-action single-shot pistols (had a fixed 0 round magazine).

It used a USA made receiver and Romanian Draco parts kit or Serbian M92 parts kit.
^They would take a Draco/M92 and destroy it per BATFE specification. Then use the parts to make a new pistol that was never semi-auto (welded closed gas block?).

They stopped doing this in 2016, due to low sales.

They were priced between $950-1150 depending if they were on sale.
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Hi everyone,

I recently bought the Franklin Armory CA7. For those unaware, the CA7 is DOJ roster-approved "bolt action repeating" AR pistol. It's pretty much a normal AR pistol but without a gas block, gas tube, and drilled barrel.

Anyways, it got me thinking, wouldn't an AK pistol with a similar configuration also be viable?

It would be a regular AK pistol, but without a drilled barrel? Might even test the waters with a brace?

Your thoughts?
Whoever makes it (bolt-action repeating pistol) will also need to do what Franklin Armory did (submit it for testing and get it listed on the Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale) in order to make it CA legal for CA FFL dealers to sell to non-exempt CA residents.

A person or manufacturer can make a dimensionally compliant bolt-action single-shot AK pistol (in order to avoid testing/listing), but in order to remain CA legal, it will need to remain configured as such while it is in CA.
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Whoever makes it (bolt-action repeating pistol) will also need to do what Franklin Armory did (submit it for testing and get it listed on the Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale) in order to make it CA legal for CA FFL dealers to sell to non-exempt CA residents.

A person or manufacturer can make a dimensionally compliant bolt-action single-shot AK pistol (in order to avoid testing/listing), but in order to remain CA legal, it will need to remain configured as such while it is in CA.
It's too bad there isn't any AK manufacturer that is willing to go that far. Not to mention the majority of AK are imports or parts kits.
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We received a NASTY letter from CA DOJ letting us know that they did not consider the single shot manually operated AK47 Pistol legal in CA and we could not send it to CA anymore . Due to lack of sales and this legal battle we had to bow out of the fight .
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We received a NASTY letter from CA DOJ letting us know that they did not consider the single shot manually operated AK47 Pistol legal in CA and we could not send it to CA anymore . Due to lack of sales and this legal battle we had to bow out of the fight .
Wow, even when you try to make it legal, all DOJ has to do is say they don't like it and that's that. It seems like we're not getting AK pistols any time soon.
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