Upon close inspection the serial number was somthing like 180-00723. This number should be used as a point of reference only. As a further stupidity I can put 27 pistol grips on the forarm of my car-15 but none on my P. It appears they may have reached that happy medium between accuracy, reliability, handiness and cost effectiveness in their new and improved Mini-14. I know, I'm beating this to death. Beginning Serial Nbr 187-00001--1982--1 in 10 187-02611--1983--1 in 10 187-13218--1984--1 in 10 187-27226--1985--1 in 10 187-50919--1986--1 in 10 and 1 in 7 187-59308--1987--1 in 7 187-70033--1988--1 in 7 187-84127--1989--1 in 7 188-01157--1990--1 in 7 188-30499--1991--1 in 7 188-50902--1992--1 in 7 188-66901--1993--1 in 7 188-71086--1994--1 in 7 188-85981--1995--1 in 7 195-06037--1996--1 in 7 195-27761--1997--1 in 7 and 1 in 9 195-44221--1998--1 in 9 195-63542--1999--1 in 9 196-06325--2000--1 in 9 196-44553--2001--1 in 9 196-80982--2002--1 in 9 196-99207--2003--1 in 9 197-12180--2004--1 in 9 New Mini-14 Ranch Rifle 580 Ranch Rifle early version : Thin barrel, ejector in the bolt stop assembly, scope ring scallops cast into the receiver, buffer system using the recoil spring assembly, new tooling resulting in a slightly different look to the receiver more rounded edges, etc. Mini-14 Rifle Manufactured from Mini-14 serial numbers rollmarked with Mini-14 Ranch Rifles beginning in 2000.
This made great sense from a marketing standpoint. This is more of a museum piece for the discriminating mini 14 collector. I guess over the years, Ruger has cut corners just like others to mass produce. But some where in between is best. My biggest consideration is not cost, but the thought that I have never seen one like this before and would sure hate myself if I pass it up and never see another of similar design and condition in my lifetime. Still supported by Ruger factory parts. Hope this info helps others and that it's not a repeat that can be found elsewhere here but I couldn't locate it.
Our product will not help a worn out, shot out, out of spec bore dimension or defective barrel. But I haven't seen guys fighting one another for an early-vintage Mini-14. All in all, the Ruger Mini-14 is a legacy design whose time has come and continues to be in development. Order Number - Mini 14 pre-580. Would you consider this a collectors item? Tired of having to change gas bushings only to find you didn't get the right diameter installed and had to start the process all over again? Roy Directly from the Ruger web site.
Balance and harmony are wonderful things. But this tends to result in a hassle and an overly long wait. So what can bad harmonics actually do to a barrel, at least enough for a shot at Mr. That being said, I could be wrong believe it or not, that happens from time to time. Does anybody know anything about this model of Mini 14? Which can be opened for other calibers by your gunsmith.
The military style diopter sight, reminiscent of that of the , make quick close shooting possible. I wonder if I failed to polish enough to remove all the rust because it looked better for a while then seemed to come back. Mini-14 Rifle Manufactured from 1978 to 2004 Caliber: 223 Rem, 222 Rem Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production: 181-07488 1978 181-48351 1979 181-84879 1980 182-45601 1981 183-03581 1982 183-40455 1983 184-17175 1984 184-26063 1985 184-95448 1986 185-14140 1987 185-50455 1988 185-56556 1989 185-81009 1990 186-05029 1991 186-18250 1992 186-20065 1993 186-31116 1994 186-42502 1995 186-58133 1996 186-66855 1997 186-81445 1998 186-87432 1999 196-06325 2000 196-44553 2001 196-80982 2002 196-99207 2003 197-12180 2004 Mini-14 serial numbers rollmarked with Mini-14 Ranch Rifles beginning in 2000 The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year. What is the year of a mini 14 ruger number 180. Replacing the sights are an easy upgrade. I have heard that parts and accessories are hard to find.
Ruger Mini 14 223 cal, 180 Anniversary Model. Share your thoughts in the section below:. Thanks again for the feedback! Barrel Fitting Charts Below See Barrel Taper Above Fits All Mini 14 Post 581 , All Mini 30s 189 thru Current. It simply became a better weapon. Fits rifles with pre-580 serial number prefix. .
Extra Power Replacement Guide Spring - Illustration B. A lot of buyers would prefer the newer heavy barrel models which easily accept a scope. Not for sale, but might be interested in another. With any luck, pictures will follow never posted pic anywhere before. I bought a Mini-14 in 1989 that had a 185 prefix. My gun ser 186-3xxxx was manufactured in May '94.
Chet, I'm new here, but have been lurking long time as I have a 44 carbine. The main difference in the 181 series is the bolt catch. After this, production was moved to Newport and the Mini was given a blade front sight. I believe they are the pencil barrel series known for inaccuracy problems related to the barrel heating up; these were the series that gave the mini-14 a bad reputation. In those moments before the round goes off, 580-series Mini-14 Rugers are haunted by a.
Just picked it up today and the guy says he has had it since new, for many many years like 15 years now. While this might have been a positively ideal semi-auto loading mechanism for a sturdy. You can update your browser or click on the link below the movie to watch it in a different formate. As far as the folding stock goes it is leagal on your rifle, but not on post-bans. It's real value is if it remains unfired.
This is the version most often seen in old A-Team episodes as well as numerous films and is still often found in the hands of corrections and law enforcement. Perhaps the one product, which saved the legacy of a 50-year-old rifle in terms of accuracy anyway , is the. The wood handguard was subsequently revised with a riveted clip on the underside of the wood handguard that simply pinches the barrel, this is the same style clip used today, and no more slots cut in the barrel. James Sullivan is not a well-known name in many gun circles. That's why the differences of this gun caught my attention. Hogue Stock Rug Mini 14 30 Post 180 Serial.