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Spade
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Posted - 01/23/2014 :  6:44:48 PM  Show Profile Send Spade a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I retired and fled California over 20 years ago and took my toys with me. I still have a couple of grandsons living there and I'm considering giving them what they want of my collection of various hunting and old military rifles. I have recently picked up an Underwood M-1 Carbine. I'm wondering what the law is regarding having this rifle in California. Is it on the ban list? Are there magazine size restrictions?

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masterPsmith
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Posted - 03/08/2014 :  2:57:56 PM  Show Profile Send masterPsmith a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't know why anyone has not answered this, but here goes. Your Carbine is legal in California. You cannot though, import any magazine into the State that has a capacity of more than ten rounds. As of June 1st, 2014, it will be illegal to possess any magazine in California with a capacity of more than ten rounds and there is NO Grandfather clause period. Send your thank you's to Gov. Jerry Brown for signing that one into law..........................

Jim.....
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Jack Straw from Wichita
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Posted - 06/13/2014 :  8:42:14 PM  Show Profile Send Jack Straw from Wichita a Private Message  Reply with Quote
masterPsmith is partially correct. The M1 carbine with the wood stock is legal in California (the version with the folding stock is not).

Re magazines: possession of magazines holding more than 10 rounds is not illegal. It is illegal to manufacture, import, sell, give, or lend such magazines to a California resident. Also, a recent addition to the California Penal Code declares such magazines to be a "nuisance" and authorizes law enforcement to seize them without compensation. So even though one is not breaking any law by possessing a 15- or 30-round magazine, one could still lose them.

Spade can bring his M1 carbine into California, but no magazines larger than 10 rounds.
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David13
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Posted - 10/04/2014 :  6:48:15 PM  Show Profile Send David13 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I hope they are legal here. Everyone has one. Except me, but I'm looking for a special one.
I understand they are illegal in New Jersey. How stupid.
dc

Los Angeles area
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mdm
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USA
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Posted - 10/06/2014 :  07:29:48 AM  Show Profile Send mdm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David13

I hope they are legal here...

My "here" is likely very different from your "here". Just exactly where is your "here"?
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David13
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Posted - 10/07/2014 :  10:48:08 PM  Show Profile Send David13 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, I guess I don't have it here.
Los Angeles.
If there is a space for it, I'll put it on my info. I didn't realize it wasn't there.
dc

Los Angeles area
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gunbb
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USA
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Posted - 11/18/2014 :  08:51:41 AM  Show Profile Send gunbb a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That was the stupidity of the so called, "Assault Weapons Laws". They never included the M-1 Carbine or the Mini 14 because they were not "Scary " guns. However, if you have a paratrooper stock, [folding stock], and the gun in the same place, even if they are not attached, they will bust you. Even selling a folding stock could get you arrested . If you had a real Paratrooper, you had to register it as an AW . I have run into many guys who were doing Re-enacting and were carrying a folder and so I asked if it was registered. They all said , "What "?
The basic carbine is fine, just use an after market 10 round mag. Just MHO, BB
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gatorwade
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USA
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Posted - 07/28/2015 :  10:22:57 AM  Show Profile Send gatorwade a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am stuck in this commie state, and love to shoot 30 carbine. I have never found a 10 round mag that feeds reliably. Has anyone found a 10 round mag that works? What make?
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pgpipefitter
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USA
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Posted - 12/21/2015 :  01:18:20 AM  Show Profile Send pgpipefitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cant 15 rd mags be pined or blocked to hold only 10rds
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Kilibreaux
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USA
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Posted - 06/30/2016 :  06:16:53 AM  Show Profile Send Kilibreaux a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is no "approved list" for semi-automatic rifles. For the "evil" rifles that have a combination of features defined by CA law, the "bullet button" allows citizens to possess.
The M1 Carbine has none of the features defined by the Assault rifle ban and so can be owned in CA.
Due to its small length, light weight, and easy recoiling cartridge the M-1 Carbine offers a lot as a self-defense weapon......
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