Ruger Mini-14 Mini14 .223 Rem/5.56mm Wood Handguard Semi-Auto Rifle 1981

SOLD FOR: $1025

LSB#: 210831JB01

Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Model: Mini-14

Serial Number: 182-63428

Year of Manufacture: 1981 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)

Caliber: .223 Remington, 5.56x45mm NATO

Action Type: Magazine-Fed Semi-Automatic Rifle (no magazines are included with this rifle)

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with “24326-40”, the serial number “182-63428”, a warning, a Ruger logo, “®”, and “STURM, RUGER & CO., INC. / SOUTHPORT CONN. U.S.A.”. The top of the receiver is marked with a Ruger proof mark, and “RUGER / MINI-14 ® / CAL. .223”.

Barrel Length: 18 1/2” Standard; 19 7/8” with the Installed Muzzle Brake

Sights/Optics: The front sight is a serrated blade with protective ears integral to a banded base pinned to the barrel roughly midway. The rear sight is a protected ghost ring adjustable for elevation and windage.

Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a smooth wood with pistol grip, straight comb, wood handguard, and black synthetic buttplate. There are sling swivels on the buttstock and gas block. There are a few scattered draglines and darker scuff marks that appear to have been piled over. The wood at the end of the butt is lightly weathered and there is a more notable loos in the toe. There are no cracks. The LOP measures 12 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate shows moderate wear at the heel and toe with light nicks along the edge. Overall, the stock rates in Very Good-plus condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright with well-defined rifling. There is no erosion apparent, but moderate stubborn fouling can be seen throughout.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 94% of its metal finish. The action has light operational wear and there is minor thinning on some edges of the receiver. There are a few light nicks through the finish on the top of the barrel, mostly behind the front sight. The through-bolt has minor tool marks with a strong slot, and all markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork and Accessories: This Mini-14 includes a black nylon sling. Please note, NO magazine is included with this rifle.

Our Assessment: The Ruger Mini-14 is a classic American rifle manufactured by a venerable American company that has seen use in most sectors, private and military, all over the world. In production currently, there have been many variants throughout its history, and this is one of those. Produced 1981, a few years into production in this case and showcases the fundamental design with the classic wood handguard. This version has been refinished and parkerized, giving it a distinctly more militaristic look. This rifle is in Fine-plus overall condition with a near immaculate stock and virtually no wear on the metal surfaces. Good luck and happy bidding!

Ruger Mini-14 Mini14 .223 Rem/5.56mm Wood Handguard Semi-Auto Rifle 1981
Ruger Mini-14 Mini14 .223 Rem/5.56mm Wood Handguard Semi-Auto Rifle 1981