- Ruger Mini 14 Blk Synthetic SS Close-to-New

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A Ruger Mini-14 Stainless Ranch Rifle, the newer model with the 1:9 twist hammer forged barrel. It’s the Ranch Model, I believe. Ruger black synthetic stock (it’s Ruger Factory, not 3rd party). Stainless steel action/barrel/etc. Comes with blued rings, manual, two 20 round blued Ruger factory magazines and one 5 round blued Ruger factory magazine. Round count is unknown though it doesn't appear that it has been fired much. Serial Number 581-186XX. The rifle is in good cosmetic and mechanical shape, functions perfectly. Of course it comes in the .223 Remington chambering – fundamentally the same round as our military has in its AR-15 (M-16 etc.) military rifles. At 3,750 feet per second, this round is very fast, very flat, and very accurate!! And you can have this capability in your civilian version Ruger Mini 14!!! Ready for your favorite added scope and added sling. Great for target shooting, hunting deer and smaller game, and home defense.

Cautionary Note: Some states prohibit magazines with capacity over 5 or 10 rounds. Auction Winner is responsible to inform Seller if you are in one of these states, and which magazines not to ship. If you are receiving shipment in one of these states, this rifle will be shipped only with legal magazine(s) as Winner defines. No discount will be applied in this case for advertised magazines that Winner informs legally cannot be shipped. If auction Winner does not properly inform Seller, auction Winner is accountable for any fees or penalties levied by your state if illegal magazines are shipped.

Third Party Add-Ons: The Mini 14 has a huge array of third-party peripherals available. You can customize this awesome rifle in a wide variety of ways. The quality and flexibility of this rifle make the Mini 14 one of the best selling rifles anywhere. Also re-sale value is always quite high for any Mini 14 in good cosmetic and mechanical shape.

Layaway 25% down and 15% per month until paid in full. If Buyer is in good standing during the layaway period, Seller will refund half of all payments made at any time if Buyer changes mind. Or suggest layaway terms to better suit your needs.

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General information on the Mini 14 rifle follows. (Some of this does not apply to the rifle under auction.) The Mini-14 is a lightweight .223 caliber semi-automatic rifle manufactured by Sturm, Ruger & Co. that is popular with law enforcement, security personnel, hunters, ranchers and target shooters. It is made in a number of variants including the Ranch Rifle (this auction is for a Ranch Rifle) with an integral scope base on the receiver, the Mini Thirty which is chambered for 7.62×39mm, and the AC-556, a select-fire assault rifle.

The Mini-14 was first introduced in 1973 by Sturm, Ruger & Co. The name Mini-14 was coined because it resembles a smaller version of the military M14 rifle. Designed by L. James Sullivan and William B. Ruger, it incorporated numerous innovations and cost-saving engineering changes. The Mini-14 rifle employs an investment cast, heat-treated receiver and is mechanically similar to the M1 Garand rifle, with a self-cleaning, fixed-piston gas system. Initial rifles were produced with a complex, exposed bolt hold open device with no button for manual engagement. Stocks were somewhat angular and heat shields were made of wood. These rifles, with serial number prefixes before 181, were later tooled and redesigned with a new stock, new bolt hold-open mechanism, and other small changes.

The original Mini-14 rifle had a rear aperture sight with large protective wings, and no integral scope bases. In 1982, Ruger introduced the Ranch Rifle with an integral scope base on the receiver, a new folding aperture rear sight, and factory scope rings. It introduced a plastic heat shield and ejected spent cartridge cases at a lower angle to avoid hitting low-mounted scopes. The design was overhauled to improve accuracy and update the styling while at the same time reducing production costs. The standard Mini-14 was discontinued and the name became the family name for all Mini-14 type rifles. All new models are now based on the Ranch Rifle design, with integral scope bases.

As of 2005, all new Mini-14 type rifles are built with integral scope bases, non-folding ghost ring aperture rear sight and a winged front sight similar to that used on the Ruger Police Carbine. These new rifles were designed to improve overall accuracy. They have new iron sights and a modified gas system designed to reduce barrel vibration. These new Mini-14s are capable of shooting 2 inch groups at 100 yards or 2 minute of angle (MOA) accuracy.

Sometime between 2007 and 2008, Ruger added a heavier tapered barrel to the Mini series. The heavier barrel had an overall larger diameter with the barrel visibly becoming thicker in the final inches as the barrel approaches the gas block from the muzzle. These changes combined with tighter tolerances result in greater potential accuracy.

Ranch Rifle: scope mounts and ghost ring rear sight. The Ranch Rifles are currently the most basic models, they generally come in a wood rifle stock or synthetic stock with black or stainless receiver, and feature an 18.5" tapered barrel. These rifles feature an adjustable ghost ring rear sight and winged front sight. They are sold with a 20-round detachable magazine; however, in some states like New York, New Jersey and California, where certain magazines are banned due to their capacity, the rifles are sold with 5-round magazines instead. This model will chamber both .223 Remington and 5.56×45mm NATO ammunition.

Target Rifle. Introduced in 2007, the "Target Rifle" version has a 22-inch (560 mm) cold hammer-forged heavy barrel, adjustable harmonic tuner with adjustable minute-of-angle accuracy and either a laminated wood or Hogue overmolded synthetic stock. The Target Rifle does not have iron sights and comes with scope rings and Picatinny rail mount. The Target Rifle is only designed for the .223 Remington round, 5.56 NATO is not warranted by Ruger. (See my auction number 609560893 for one of these.)

NRA Model. Introduced in 2008, the "NRA Model", is a Ranch Rifle with a shorter 16.25-inch (413 mm) barrel, two 20-round magazines (where permissible), and a polymer stock with a gold National Rifle Association medallion. Ruger made a donation to the NRA-ILA for every rifle sold.

Tactical Rifle. Introduced in 2009, the "Tactical Rifle" is a newer model with a 16.12" barrel (1:9" RH twist rate) with flash suppressor, and are available with a standard fixed stock/fore-end, or a collapsible ATI brand stock with Picatinny rails. This rifle is marked on the receiver as "Tactical Rifle." It is very similar to the Ranch Rifle model except for the "bird cage" flash suppressor, folding stock, and shorter barrel. This model will chamber both .223 Remington and 5.56×45mm NATO ammunition.

General information on the .223 Remington chambering follows. The .223 Remington (.223 Rem) is a cartridge with almost the same external dimensions as the 5.56×45mm NATO military cartridge. It is loaded with a 0.224-inch (5.56 mm) diameter jacketed bullet, with weights ranging from 40 to 90 grains (2.6 to 5.8 g), though the most common loading by far is 55 grains (3.6 g). While the external case dimensions are very similar, the .223 Remington and 5.56×45mm differ in both maximum pressure and chamber shape. The maximum and mean pressures for some varieties of the 5.56 (different cartridge designations have different standards) exceed the SAAMI maximum for the .223 Remington, and the methods for measuring pressures differ between NATO and SAAMI. The 5.56 chamber specification has also changed since its adoption, as the current military loading (NATO SS-109 or US M855) uses longer, heavier bullets than the original loading. This has resulted in a lengthening of the throat in the 5.56 chamber. Thus, while .223 Remington ammunition can be safely fired in a rifle chambered for 5.56×45mm NATO, firing 5.56 ammunition in a .223 Remington chamber may produce pressures in excess of even the 5.56 specifications due to the shorter throat. IF YOU WIN THIS AUCTION, DO NOT SHOOT 5.56X45 AMMO IN THIS RIFLE.

During the late 1950s, ArmaLite and other U.S. firearm designers started their individual Small Caliber/High Velocity (SCHV) rifle experiments using the commercial .222 Remington cartridge. When it became clear that there was not enough case capacity to meet U.S. Continental Army Command's (CONARC) velocity and penetration requirements, ArmaLite contacted Remington to create a similar cartridge with a longer case body and shorter neck. This became the .222 Special. At the same time, Springfield Armory's Earle Harvey had Remington create an even longer cartridge case then known as the .224 Springfield. Springfield was forced to drop out of the CONARC competition, and thus the .224 Springfield was released in 1958 as a commercial sporting cartridge known as the .222 Remington Magnum. To prevent confusion among all of the competing .222 cartridge designations, the .222 Special was renamed the .223 Remington in 1959. In the spring of 1962 Remington submitted the specifications of the .223 Remington to the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI). With the U.S. military adoption of the M16 assault rifle in 1963, the .223 Remington in a slightly derived form was standardized as the 5.56×45mm NATO. As a commercial sporting cartridge the .223 Remington was introduced in 1964.

The .223 Remington is a cartridge that is ballistically in between the .222 Remington, and the .222 Remington Magnum. The popularity of .223 Remington is so great that in the United States it has virtually eliminated the chambering of new firearms in .222 Remington and .222 Remington Magnum which includes both semi-automatic and bolt (manual) action firearms.

The .223 Remington is one of the most common rifle cartridges in use in the United States, being widely used in two types of rifles: (1) varmint rifles, most of which are bolt action and commonly have 1-in-12 rifling twist suitable for bullets between 38 to 60 grains (2.5 to 3.9 g), and (2) semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15 and the Ruger Mini-14, which are commonly found to have twist rates of 1-in-7, 1-in-9, or 1-in-8. (Most modern AR-15s use 1-in-9 which is suitable for bullets up to 69 grains or 4.5 grams or 1-in-7 which is suitable for slightly heavier bullets, but older M16's used 1-in-12 twist rates, making them suitable for use with bullets of 55 grains or 3.6 grams.) The semi-automatic rifle category is often used by law enforcement, for home defense, and for varmint hunting. Among the many popular modern centerfire rifle cartridges, .223 Remington ammunition is among the least expensive and is often used by a wide range of target shooters, particularly in the "service rifle" category or 3 gun matches. The .223 is also used in survival rifles. The Sturm, Ruger & Co. Mini-14 rifles have a rifling twist rate of 1:9.

.223 Remington versus 5.56×45mm NATO. The .223 Remington and 5.56×45mm NATO cartridges and chamberings are similar but not identical. While the cartridges are identical other than powder load, bullet weight, chamber pressure and the chamber throating, i.e. distance from the projectile while seated in the case to the rifling is typically shorter in .223 Remington commercial chambers. Because of this, a cartridge loaded to generate 5.56×45mm NATO pressures in a 5.56×45mm NATO chamber may develop pressures that exceed SAAMI limits for .223 Remington when fired from a short-leade .223 Remington chamber. This is a heavily debated issue among shooters and reloaders, but there has been very little actual research done to determine the actual ramifications of firing 5.56 NATO in rifles chambered for .223.

The throating issue exists because in the USA it has been traditional to have short chambers so that the bullet is being engraved at the moment of insertion. European practice has more of a forcing cone construction which can, by itself, allow significantly higher chamber pressure. All of Sig-Sauer, handguns (for example) have European throating and all are certified to fire +P ammunition. Short throating and unnoticed bullet setback can easily increase chamber pressures by more than 10,000 psi. The result is that 5.56×45mm NATO ammunition is not as accurate as .223 Remington in many of the AR type rifles extant even with the same bullet weight.

This is a Mini 14 Ranch rifle in very good shape that is awesome for target, hunting, and home defense use. Use the included iron sights for home defense and heavy brush hunting. Add your choice of scope for target shooting and longer range hunting. Shoot any game from deer on down. Package includes a total of 2 20-round magazines (unless prohibited by State Law where you live) and one 5-round magazine! Ready for your sling, has sling studs and swivels!! And it’s Stainless Steel!!! This rifle will do it all!!! Get your bid on the table now!! See my many other Mini 14 auctions. Also check out my 50+ other auctions! Consider using the LAYAWAY Option!!!!!

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Barrel Length
18 inch
.223 Rem.
Mfg Part Number
11.00 Pounds