I just got a WASR-10 last week and would like to know if it would be legal to have a muzzle brake permanently installed on it. I hear different anwers from different people, but reading the laws myself I only see statements against flash suppressors and threaded barrels that it could be screwed on to (which my WASR-10 has removed). I've seen shotguns at Gander Mtn. that have muzzle brakes, and when I asked the people who worked there they said they're legal as long as they don't hide the flash and they're permanently welded on.
Does anyone know for certain what I can legally do in regard to compensators and muzzlebrakes? Is there a way to tell the difference between illegal flash suppressors and any NY-compliant muzzle brakes? And if it is legal to have one installed on my AK would it give enough of an improvement in accuracy to be worth the money?