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    Yes, on the standard firearms license we are permitted to have a semi auto only if there is no freestanding pistol grip, magazine limited to 7 rounds (15 if rimfire), no bayonet lug or flash hider. If we want the military style features we get an endorsement on our license and the rifle is registered as a restricted weapon.
    Its a pretty good system and seems to work for us quite well.
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    If you don't mind another question, what conditions must be met to obtain the endorsement permitting military-style weapon features?
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    Certainly. With the basic firearms license there is an assessment by a vetting officer to ensure the applicant is fit to own firearms, family members such as a spouse are interviewed and so is another person known to you but are not related, background checks are also done and basic firearm security is checked.
    When applying for an endorsement, this process is again repeated but this time the requirement of firearm security is of a much higher standard. With the basic license something like a locked cupboard is acceptable, however the endorsement requires a steel cabinet/ safe built to strict specification such as minimum of 6mm thickness, 5 lever locking mechanism and internal hinges, all securely bolted to a floor and wall.
    Its also interesting to note that with the basic license, there is no requirement to register the serial number of firearms with the police. An MSSA or other restricted weapon IS recorded and then transfered to the next endorsed owner when sold.
    In fact I'm off down to the police station tomorrow to transfer a beautiful 56-3 with red phenolic furniture that I just bought ;-)
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    there is no requirement to register the serial number of firearms with the police
    I'm confused, so there is a registration of the firearm yet they don't take down vital information for their records? Or am I mistaken and they give you a license but don't log actual items in your possession? I'm asking about the basic license.
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    Absolutely correct, with owning firearms without an endorsement (ie. Bolt action rifles, shotguns, semi automatics without the military features) it is completely voluntary to register the serial number or other information with the police, suffice to say most people don't.

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    OK, so a Dragunov Tigr (configured without flash hider) wouldn't require an endorsement if the mag was limited to 7 rounds? I recall hearing they're sold in NZ gun stores, definitely not sold retail here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZAK View Post
    OK, so a Dragunov Tigr (configured without flash hider) wouldn't require an endorsement if the mag was limited to 7 rounds? I recall hearing they're sold in NZ gun stores, definitely not sold retail here.
    Yep you got it. We also have the Tigr in straight pull, brand new as imported. Plus I've seen Romanian PSL new for sale as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VityaNZ View Post
    Yep you got it. We also have the Tigr in straight pull, brand new as imported. Plus I've seen Romanian PSL new for sale as well.
    Now that you mention straight pull versions of semiautos, I know Ruger was making some straight pull Mini-14s, I take it you see those there too? Could be wrong but I think they were making them purely for export too.
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    Interesting, maybe for Australia or UK. We have Mini 14 and 30, both semi auto and no military style features, although just like the AK or AR platform as soon as you insert a high capacity magazine and you're not endorsed, its illegal!

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    I thought you all might like to see my Norinco 56S-3, its in fair condition and complete apart from the bayonet, I hope I can find one.

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    This one shows the color of the phenolic furniture a bit better

 

 
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