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Posted: 8/19/2004 5:30:46 AM EDT
Not that it matters much now, but how do you tell is your Mini is a pre-ban?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:27:20 AM EDT
ruger has the serial n umbers listed on their website with the date
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:44:05 AM EDT
thanks....
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 10:48:13 AM EDT
It also had to be in assault rifle configuration before the ban. The standard model Mini-14 wasn't banned and does not qualify.

Hopefully this all will become moot 9-13-04.

Dennis Jenkins


quote]Originally Posted By Southrnshooter:
Not that it matters much now, but how do you tell is your Mini is a pre-ban?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 11:39:16 AM EDT
If you already own a pre-ban, no problem, if you thinking of buying a pre-ban, DON'T. Ban ends shortly and its previous status of pre-post will no longer matter.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:42:34 PM EDT
Does anyone know if they are going to start making the factory folding-stock Mini-14 again? They may have stopped making before the ban, but I can't remember. I grew up watching the A-Team and have always wanted one in stainless steel.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:36:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GomerPyle:
Does anyone know if they are going to start making the factory folding-stock Mini-14 again? They may have stopped making before the ban, but I can't remember. I grew up watching the A-Team and have always wanted one in stainless steel.



I've got one I've had since I was 15. I was a big A-team fan too.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:46:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:

Originally Posted By GomerPyle:
Does anyone know if they are going to start making the factory folding-stock Mini-14 again? They may have stopped making before the ban, but I can't remember. I grew up watching the A-Team and have always wanted one in stainless steel.



I've got one I've had since I was 15. I was a big A-team fan too.



I had a chance to buy one when I was 17 (1994). The ban had just started and a guy wanted $800 for one never out of the plastic with 10 factory hicaps. I only had half the money and I couldn't talk my dad into loaning me the rest. Anytime I see one at the gunshows now they want $1200-1500 for a used one. I really wish they would make them again.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:56:12 PM EDT
Yep they did have that cool factor, I still like them.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 12:54:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 12:55:52 AM EDT by Troy]
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 10:30:26 AM EDT
Why would a Mini have to be in assault configuration before the ban? If your firearm is Pre-ban, can you not purchase a folding stock and put on it after the ban? Why is there a difference between this and the AR?
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 11:13:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 11:17:47 AM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 12:33:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 2:18:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:
ACK! You would be FAR better served putting that kind of money into an AR. The cost of a Mini + folding stock puts you in Bushmaster country, and then there's the magazine issue, accuracy issue, and customization issue.

Friends don't let friends buy Mini-14s. Did you ever notice that even the A-Team, crack Army SpecOps guys, could never hit a single badguy with their Mini's despite hundreds of rounds on full-auto? That isn't just TV...

-Troy



I'd just get one to play with. I've already got a good Bushmaster M4gery. I don't think I would spend more than about $500 for one (assuming they're made again). I'll never drop $1500 on one. It would be a cool toy, but not $1500 cool.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:04:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GomerPyle:
Anytime I see one at the gunshows now they want $1200-1500 for a used one. I really wish they would make them again.



excuse me please...um, where are these shows exactly?????
suddenly the .308 bush-hamster seems a bit closer.......

J/K
i like mine just fine. kinda like an American AK IMO
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