A 2005 ATF letter which addresses the rear stock tang on AKs


  • C&R Collectors not prohibited from building guns for personal use. Markings not required unless transferred.
  • Back plate on a sheet metal receiver (commonly called a "rear trunion" by the online gun community) is not a trunion per ATF. Trunions are barrel supports.
  • Guns may be built using imported barrels from parts kits.
  • A foreign-made barrel with a permanently attached US-made muzzle device is still an imported part.
  • List of counted AK-47 parts for 922(r) purposes.
  • Reiteration that the back plate is not a rear trunion in a stamped sheet metal build.

The Letter

-- SeanNewton - 24 Dec 2011

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