Arsenal is now making a NJ/NY compliant AK. I was sending them (and some other manufacturers) emails about a year ago asking them to dremel off the bayonet lug and leave the barrel unthreaded (or cover the threads) so us poor fools in NJ and NY could buy an Arsenal. Everyone I contacted said they were not interested in doing that but then I just noticed them on the K-Var website.
Still cheaper to do the conversion yourself but they’re available if you want them. They also have a CA compliant model.