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I had a guy weld the flash hider/extension to my vz-58 barrel and he welded over the USA markings on the thing. I tried to file some of the weld away to see if it would show again. No luck. Can I still count it as one of my parts or do I have to get something else like magazine floorplates or followers to get the correct parts count?
 

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You're good, US parts are not required to be stamped.
 

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Chances are you will never be asked. Plus Theoretically in this country we're all innocent until proven guilty. A receipt also works well. Also there are not too many foreign devices even available for these.
 

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Burden of proof lies in the accuser.


Why not just silver solder it on and be done with it? That method is considered "permanent" and is much cleaner than welding.
 

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"weld the flash hider/extension to my vz-58 barrel"

I'm still not sure that the hider/extension HAS to be US. If it's welded to the point that it meets the BATF "permanant part of the barrel" criteria?
 

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the list czusa has published about the tgi rifles states imported parts as
1 receiver
2 barrel
3 bolt
4 bolt carrier
5 gas piston
6 pistol grip
7 buttstock
8 handguards
9 magazine body
10 muzzle extension
 

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The answer to your question is yes. Even though it is permanently attached, the BATFETB considers it a barrel attachment as evidenced in the following clarification I received for a submission.


 

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Thanks rbthntr64 - that actually answers a long standing question I've had. Sometimes, even though a barrel extension is welded, one WANTS it to contribute to the 922R parts count.
 
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