so if im interpreting this correctly, even though the assault weapons ban ended in 2004, it is absolutely illegal to stick a 30 rd magazine on a stock saiga? according to the law 922r(r) It shall be unlawful for any person to assemble from imported parts any semiautomatic rifle or any shotgun which is identical to any rifle or shotgun prohibited from importation under section 925 (d)(3) of this chapter as not being particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes except that this subsection shall not apply to— http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/922.html now my question...! the unlawful part here is assembly.to you i mean modification... Or to put it another way, sale, possession and purchase of these weapons, even if illegally modified is not illegal!!!!only making the modifications is illegal. Also if you hire someone to make illegal modifications for you will be guilty under the law as he is so what do you guys think..any attorneys in the house that can comment on this i need your help!