I'm sure by now everyone's used to my radical engineering ambitions. My latest is this: We all know that with a detachable mag, you can have only one out of 5 restricted features, which rules out folding stocks. Many of us also know that the law is even tighter on imported rifles, but that if you bring the imported parts down to 10, it's treated like a US made rifle. Does anyone else see the loophole for a very awesome little carbine here? With a US made stock set, US made FIXED magazine, and US made gas piston from Tapco, an SKS could be free of both bans, meaning hello folding stock, flash hider, and bayonet lug. Am I missing something here? I don't think I am. I could envision this setup for a compact carbine to carry in the woods. Maybe even that freak 9x39mm conversion I was thinking about long ago. The barrel could be shortened to 16" and a red dot site installed for use at night.