Sold For: $1,200.00
Model: Mini-30 (Model #01844)
Serial Number: 189-84519
Year of Manufacture: 1997
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle fed by Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “189-84519”, 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 THIRTY / CAL. 7.62 X 39”.
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 a flip-up peep sight. The receiver rib is cut for and installed with Ruger rings holding a DeeField 3-9×32 scope with duplex reticle. The scope body has a few dings and nicks. The scope glass is clear.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a smooth wood with pistol grip, straight comb, polymer handguard, and black synthetic buttplate. There are sling swivels on the buttstock and gas block. There are scattered minor handling marks, mostly in the form of scattered minor nicks and scratches. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 12 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate has minor scuff wear at the heel and toe and a few scratches on the surface. Overall, the stock is in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless and Alloy
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is light operational wear on the receiver and a few light scratches on the barrel. The screw heads are well defined. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with the DeerField scope as described above, an Allen buttstock sleeve with ammo loops, a gray nylon sling installed and one (1) 5-round magazine with intact feed lips and strong follower spring.
Our Assessment: The Ruger Mini-30 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. Unlike its cousin, the Mini-14, the Mini-30 has only ever been chambered for 7.62×39, and by contrast, fewer Mini-30 rifles have been produced. This rifle is in Excellent overall condition and includes a single magazine. The stock has very little wear, and the bore is in great shape. Good luck and happy bidding!