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barrel shortened to 18" and fake flashhider from KKF installed,
Aimpoint M2 in LaRue RASII mount:





 

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Sweet...
But why a fake flash hider?
Last I checked, there was not legal problem with real ones...
 
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Unfortunately flash hiders are illegal in Austria. Only the blast & flash-enhancing muzzle breaks are legal. With the fake FH I get the compact look of 16"+FH while having a 18" barrel.
 

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I'm very sure that they are not.

Flash hiders are not listed in §17 WaffG nor in the KMV, and not mentioned in the WaffG-DfV.
They might be in the criteria for determining the status of semi-automatic rifles, but were not mentioned in the recent Anfragebeantwortung, so I doubt they're there.

Near as I can tell, there's no legal basis for them being illegal.


edit: typo. §17, not 18
 
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They are not illegal per se, but, together with bipods, bajonet mount, folding stock, on the new 5.56 semi-auto carbines OA15A , Sig 550 and AUG-Z they indicate "war material" (according to the "Erlaß des BMI vom 25.März 1980").
The Vienna gun dealer Seidler, who was deeply involved in the legalization of these carbines, refuses to mount flashhiders on them because of that.
If you have another source or plan to ask the BMI please go ahead.
 

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Can't find that in the RIS databank - but that doesn't mean anything, 'cause apparently they don't have anything from the BMI :?

I think I'll fire a mail to the IWÖ Rechtsauskunft...
 
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