I know this has probably been beaten to death regarding NY compliant M1As but I am not finding much information regarding SOCOMs.
The issue that I am seeing is the legality of the SEIs NY Compliant gas blocks for the SOCOM models: M14 / M1A Key Elements : Smith Enterprise, Inc.
These are gas blocks, as many of you already know, that have the threads removed from the end so it cannot accept any brakes, FHs or suppressors.
If you remove this gas block, there are threads on the barrel but those threads are not meant to accept the banned devices. Granted you are some how able to thread on a device, it will render the gun inoperable (well a bolt action I guess) since the gas system is not operable.
I have been searching high and low through all these different forums but it seems to be 50/50 on this. Some say that it doesn't matter what gas block is used because the barrel is still threaded and there for illegal.
Are there any SOCOM owners out there with this gas block? If so, does it have to be pinned or welded to the gas system?
I know DD ranch, Seneca Gun Sport, Camp Site and even my local LGS all seem to sell these guns with the SEI gas block on them but doesn't say if they are welded on or not.
Thanks for any input.