SOLD FOR: $1055
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Serial Number: 182-85408
Year of Manufacture: 1981 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .223 Remington
Action Type: Magazine-Fed Semi-Automatic Rifle
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number “182-85408”, a warning, a Ruger phoenix 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”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade integral to a banded base pinned to the barrel. The rear sight is an adjustable protected ghost ring.
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 scattered minor handling marks, but otherwise the stock is free of any notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 12 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate has minor scuff wear at the heel and toe. Overall, the stock is in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with well-defined rifling. There is no erosion, but very minor stubborn fouling persists in spots, mainly at the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The top of the barrel has a few minor spots of residue. The rear edge of the receiver has a few light nicks. The through-bolt has light tool marks with a strong slot, and all markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine-to-Excellent 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 one (1) 5-round magazine, and a Ruger box.
Our Assessment: The Ruger Mini-14 is a classic American rifle manufactured by the last of the major major American firearms companies 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, but this rifle is one of the earlier ones produced back in 1981, and showcases the classic design with that classy wood handguard (later variants would use a polymer version) but with a very lovely stainless finish, lending a very contemporary look. This rifle is in Fine-to-Excellent overall condition and includes a magazine and a Ruger cardboard box. The stock has very little wear, the bore is in great shape, and the stainless steel is nearly without wear. A truly beautiful rifle. Good luck and happy bidding!