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I was wondering would it be possible to import chinese M14's if enogh american made parts were put in them. Or is it banned under another law that keeps them out of the U.S period. Another question too. WHy is it all these shotguns can be imported from China but not M14's and the like?
 

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if it says norinco on it you woun't be seeing any more for at least another year and half. as GW slapped them with a 2 year import ban on ALL of their products about 6 months ago. apparently they were selling missle technology to the north koreans.
 

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Two minor corrections.

1) The '89 import ban was put in place by Bush Sr, and much of its "evil features" language was later adopted in the '94 AWB (RIP) that Clinton signed. Chicom M14s were able to get around the '89 ban by putting a faux flash suprressor on. To put a real flash suppressor on, you have to put on the required number of US made parts.

2) GW's ban on Norinco products (and products by a couple of other Chinese military conglomerates) was in response to the Chinese selling missile technology to Pakistan and Iran. I don't think the Chinese trust the North Koreans enough to give them missile technology while they still have nukes and China is in range (probably wouldn't trust Pakistan or Iran either, except that the Han Chinese portion of China is out of range of the missiles that Pakistan and Iran are developing - what do they care if Pakistan nukes the Western territories of China, as that area is filled with rebelious Muslims :wink: ). The Norinco shotguns you see at gun shows were most likely imported before GW's ban. As long as the Chinese keep selling advanced weapons technology to our enemies (Pakistan may technically be our "ally" in the War on Terror, but they won't let our troops into Pakistan to finish off Al Queda and their nuclear scientists are willing to sell nuke tech to Iran), don't expect the ban on Norinco products to be lifted.
 
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