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Old 01-18-2012, 9:21 PM
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Default Pre-ban mini 14...whats the big deal?

Excuse my ignorance here everybody, but I did a lot of research and things just got more confusing. I have a Pre-ban Ruger Mini 14, serial number 183..... It has a flash hider (not currently) but just the plain wood stock. It is an older rifle that I got from a buddy 6 years ago. Whats the big deal with pre-ban mini's? Is it worth more money? It wasnt originally a folding stock and the sling swivel is on the bottom in the front and back. It is just a ss, wood stock with no frills.
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Old 01-18-2012, 9:35 PM
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I think you're talking about pre-federal assault weapons ban, which has since "sunset" and no longer applies. If the AWB were still in effect you'd have a grandfathered assault weapon that could retain its "evil features" while other post-ban rifles could not. In any case that's moot since the AWB is gone.
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I think you're talking about pre-federal assault weapons ban, which has since "sunset" and no longer applies. If the AWB were still in effect you'd have a grandfathered assault weapon that could retain its "evil features" while other post-ban rifles could not. In any case that's moot since the AWB is gone.
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Excuse my ignorance here everybody, but I did a lot of research and things just got more confusing. I have a Pre-ban Ruger Mini 14, serial number 183..... It has a flash hider (not currently) but just the plain wood stock. It is an older rifle that I got from a buddy 6 years ago. Whats the big deal with pre-ban mini's? Is it worth more money? It wasnt originally a folding stock and the sling swivel is on the bottom in the front and back. It is just a ss, wood stock with no frills.
Any advice here would be great, thanks.
There is no "big deal" with the old Mini's (to my knowledge) The only good thing is if you owned one or had mags for one before 2000, you could then have a rifle with 20/30rd mags. The older Mini's are known for somewhat below average accuracy & on the used market (stainless) can fetch up to $500 give or take.

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Old 01-18-2012, 9:53 PM
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if it has a folding stock or a flash hider (not a muzzle break) please do not admit to that in a public forum
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You guys have really helped. I wasnt sure if I was allowed to have any extra items on/for my rifle, or if it was worth anything extra because it is a pre-ban rifle.
And no, they are not exactly accurate. I could never quite get the hang of the peep sight I have on mine, but no issues with other rifles with similar sights that I have shot.
Thanks again for the responses, I really appreciate having an open forum like this that is run/populated by people from California with similar interests to my own.
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Old 01-18-2012, 9:57 PM
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"if it has a folding stock, please do not admit to that in a public forum"
I didnt say it had a folding stock, all I said is that it wasnt originally a folder (which would have made it more valuable I believe, or mabye not) and the sling swivels are on the bottom. It has a plain wood stock and is stainless steel If you were to look at my WTS post you would see what I am talking about.
But thank you for the advice.
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You guys have really helped. I wasnt sure if I was allowed to have any extra items on/for my rifle, or if it was worth anything extra because it is a pre-ban rifle.
sure, it's worth 10 years in the state pen if it has a folding stock or a flash hider unless you lock a 10 round (or less) mag in place
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I make a mag lock for the Mini 14 and Mini 30 that allows you to have any and all evil features but no larger then a 10 rd magazine... Pm me if you need one.
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sure, it's worth 10 years in the state pen if it has a folding stock or a flash hider unless you lock a 10 round (or less) mag in place
Do you people not read the entire post? He said TWICE that is has a plain wood stock and NO flash hider.
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Clearly, you need to spend some time watching A-Team reruns.

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I make a mag lock for the Mini 14 and Mini 30 that allows you to have any and all evil features
does the install require drilling?
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sure, it's worth 10 years in the state pen if it has a folding stock or a flash hider unless you lock a 10 round (or less) mag in place
Reading comprehension really isn't your thing, is it?

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Excuse my ignorance here everybody, but I did a lot of research and things just got more confusing. I have a Pre-ban Ruger Mini 14, serial number 183..... It has a flash hider (not currently) but just the plain wood stock. It is an older rifle that I got from a buddy 6 years ago. Whats the big deal with pre-ban mini's? Is it worth more money? It wasnt originally a folding stock and the sling swivel is on the bottom in the front and back. It is just a ss, wood stock with no frills.
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Hahaha now thy funny right there
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I have one of these older model Mini-14s as well and I want to replace the original stock (wood) with one of the more modern plastic adjustable stocks. Where can I find out the rules on what stocks I can use on a Mini?
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:33 AM
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bla bla bla


I did a little reading between the lines.. guy is new.. lets be sure he does not do something stupid.... would that be ok with you?
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I have one of these older model Mini-14s as well and I want to replace the original stock (wood) with one of the more modern plastic adjustable stocks. Where can I find out the rules on what stocks I can use on a Mini?
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Old 01-19-2012, 5:28 PM
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5.5-6
I appreciate you looking out for my personal well being, and I AM new to this particular website. But I am not a child and have owned quite a few tools over the years. This is really the first time I have found and used a legal, public forum for trading and selling of said tools, but I am not an idiot when it comes to the laws. I live in this state, just like you, and have watched my 2nd Ammendment rights dwindle, just like you. I would not post in a public forum anything illegal, nor would I admit to anything illegal. If you look at the WTS sell post I specifically say the flash hider isnt on the rifle and shouldnt be put on unless you are in a state where certain rules do or dont apply and allow you to "modify" said tool in such way. Thank you again for looking out for me, much appreciated.
Everybody else- you guys are damn funny. Thanks for the support.
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"Pre-Ban" Mini-14s that are also RAWs in the state of California are rare. If it is a RAW (Registered Assault Weapon) that is registered to you, then you can have a folding stock, flash hider, and all the other AW goodies.

But since you only received it 6 years ago, it probably isn't registered to you.
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I did a little reading between the lines.. guy is new.. lets be sure he does not do something stupid.... would that be ok with you?
You did a little reading between the lines? More like presuming. lol
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does the install require drilling?
No drilling required to mount my mag lock.. All you have to do is tap a exsisting hole in the trigger group. Takes about 2-3 minutes to mount up the first time and on and off for out of state use (maybe 20-30 seconds with a phillips head screw driver) Super easy and clean.
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