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Posted: 12/10/2001 7:23:59 PM EDT
I have a mini 14 with a butler creek folding stock and I can't figure out how to field strip it. Any help would be nice. Thanks
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:39:39 PM EDT
Just like an M1 Garand.

Take a screw drive blade and put it into the hole in the trigger guard with the handle of the screw driver along the underside of the shoulder stock. Pry upwards - you're going to un-hook the aft end of the trigger guard from a notch in the receiver.

This will cause a portion of the trigger assembly to cam over and unlock from the inside. Slide the trigger assembly (whole) out the bottom of the receiver. You can now separate the metal of the rifle from the wood from the rear.

The front of the stock hooks into the barrel aft of the front sight.

To get the thing back together just carefully align the vertical edge of a small ridge in the trigger assembly with the matching notch on the inside of the receiver.

Ruger will send you a free manual if you ask.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:46:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2001 7:38:51 PM EDT by Paul]


You're attempting to move the bottom of the trigger guard in the direction shown by the arrow.
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 3:33:06 PM EDT
It has a pistol grip and I cannot get the srewdriver against the stock.
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 4:00:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2001 4:05:13 PM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 4:11:34 PM EDT
Thanks everyone.
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 4:47:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2001 4:40:34 PM EDT by BigMac]
You must first remove the pistol grip. With the pistol grip removed you may then pry the trigger guard from its locked position and the rifle should come apart.

at least with a Ruger folder that is the case.


edited because I don't have a buttler creek stock.
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 4:49:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2001 7:34:27 PM EDT by macloud]
Pictures are always better.

Step 1, this needs to be done with the rifle cocked, it is easier.

After inserting the screw driver, push it towards the muzzle, using one hand to hold the rifle.

Rotate the trigger guard forward till it stops, then pull it down. It should come right out.


Grab the receiver and pull up and slightly forward. The barrel assembly will now separate from the stock.


Pull the slide back until it reaches the little notch towards the back of the rifle. I press the receiver heel against my leg while pulling the slide to the back and slightly to the right. The slide will now be loose from the gun. Slowly let the spring pressure out.





The bolt will come out fairly easy. Do not try to disassemble the bolt. It is difficult without the proper tool. Below is the rifle disassembled as far as you should take it.



Edited because that was the worst example of poor spelling and wording that I have done in a long time.
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