Since my options are limited, I need to find out more about what rifles are definitely not legal in CA, the ones on the list are obvious, but category 3 is vague to say the least. I will probably buy an SKS, but I'm also interested in a MAS 49/56. It's not on the list but the extension on the barrel is the problem, is it a flash suppressor or grenade or flare launcher? I have asked a lot of gun shops about the new laws and get too many different stories. I have been told that if I get an SKS I will have to remove the bayonet, while it is clearly stated at the bottom of category 3 that "bayonets and bayonet lugs are not assault weapons characteristics under California law"
Californians only have about a year left before we won't be able to get anything good, so I plan on buying wisely and often.