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Samson Manufacturing Old School Ruger Mini 14 folding stock

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November 19, 2019, 02:43 PM
Belgian Blue
Samson Manufacturing Old School Ruger Mini 14 folding stock
That's really cool MG34_Dan. Does it have any OKHP markings? That's a cool piece of history.
November 20, 2019, 06:52 AM
MG34_Dan
quote:
Originally posted by Belgian Blue:
That's really cool MG34_Dan. Does it have any OKHP markings? That's a cool piece of history.

Unfortunately it does not.


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November 22, 2019, 02:50 PM
DrewR
Yeah, this will be the final straw for me. I have waffles back and forth on buying a Mini but if\when these actually start shipping I will have to buy one and a Mini-14 to mount it to.

I can see it now, me hip firing the Mini with the stock folded while smoking a comically big cigar.


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November 22, 2019, 04:13 PM
PGT
Let's just say....I'm a fan! (all four now have proper side-mount sling gas blocks)



Ruger joining Samson's effort had a lot to do with keeping the price under $300 (if that holds).
November 22, 2019, 04:42 PM
Dtech
PGT appears to be an honorary A-Team member with that nice set of 4. Cool (yes, big fan of the A-Team here)

My brother's bought new late 80s stainless folding stock Mini-14 was the first centerfire rifle I ever fired. Not a particularly accurate example of the rifle (by our much more demanding standards of today), even with a scope attached to it, but fun to shoot none the less. He ended up selling it a couple of years later along with a Beretta AR-70 which he/we never even fired only fondled (don't get me started).

I ended up buying a non-folding Mini-14 a few years later due to the nostalgia of it even though the folder was no longer available, and again, while fun, I ended up selling it because it was just "ok". Don't get me wrong, I actually really like the looks and styling of the Mini, and the general proportions and handling as well, especially with the folding stock, but I just wish it was more...well...just more than the sum of its parts.

It still holds a lot of sentimental value to me for obvious reasons and I know there have been supposed improvements over the years, but I don't know that the return of the folding stock will be enough to try it yet again for a third time, but who knows? Maybe third time would be the charm, but I'm not thinking about rushing out to buy one, at least not yet.

It is still nice to see the return of the folding stock though.


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December 07, 2019, 05:11 PM
VBVAGUY
I might have to get a Ruger Mini 30 now and get this folding stock !!! God Bless Smile


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December 07, 2019, 08:34 PM
kimberkid
I always liked the look of the Mini but after having 2 and neither could shoot under 6" at 100 I swore I'd never own another (this was in the 80's and 90's)

Then a couple months ago I was at a local show and saw a stainless in a Choate Machine & Tool folding stock and was smitten. I saw one with the factory wooden folder but the stock was wobbly for the same price, went back and got the one in the Choate stock, even tho it's most likely a converted Ranch Rifle since it doesn't have the bayo lug.

When I got home I looked up the serial number, late 80's ... I started to kick myself but then resigned to not scope it and just accept the fact that it'll never be as accurate as an AR ... plus I'm not hung up on shooting itty-bitty groups anymore either.





If you really want something you'll find a way ...
... if you don't you'll find an excuse.

I'm really not a "kid" anymore ... but I haven't grown up yet either Wink
December 07, 2019, 08:37 PM
parabellum
The Mini-14 is not a long range rifle, but it excels as a house gun.
December 07, 2019, 08:44 PM
kimberkid
quote:
Originally posted by parabellum:
The Mini-14 is not a long range rifle, but it excels as a house gun.

For the $600 I paid, I could have gotten a decent AR at todays prices, but I don't need another AR ... I haven't even really shot it for group size, or even shot it off the bench (to avoid getting PO'd about it), but off-hand I can hit a 12" gong at 100 and I'm okay with that ... it is what it is, and I think she's Purdy.

Although, Dan has some pretty impressive ones too!


If you really want something you'll find a way ...
... if you don't you'll find an excuse.

I'm really not a "kid" anymore ... but I haven't grown up yet either Wink
December 07, 2019, 11:19 PM
jimmy123x
I wouldn't mind owning one if it came attached to an AC556!!!!
December 08, 2019, 01:28 PM
kimberkid
quote:
Originally posted by jimmy123x:
I wouldn't mind owning one if it came attached to an AC556!!!!

Well, yeah ... that is an option thats completely acceptable too.


If you really want something you'll find a way ...
... if you don't you'll find an excuse.

I'm really not a "kid" anymore ... but I haven't grown up yet either Wink
December 08, 2019, 01:28 PM
JonDaddy82
I love my Mini's, but both my 14 and 30 are of the newer 581 Tactical variety, both with Ulimak rails and scout mounted red dots. Suprisingly competitive in multi-gun matches in stages less than 75m. On the 200-300m target stages it's just easier to get the shots out faster and hope for the best. Inside of 100m though it's an animal...the close optic over bore distance is extremely helpful, and the fast handling of a straight stocked rifle is taken for granted by most.


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December 10, 2019, 12:47 PM
DrewR
Thinking about the new .22 caliber Glock 44 reminded me of this thread. I can’t help but hope that after they release the Mini-14 folding stock that they go back and modify a 10/22 stock with this same feature. I would love to have both carbines set up this way.


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December 10, 2019, 08:48 PM
elmer
That "SBR" Look also to be full auto. Nice
December 11, 2019, 10:40 AM
4859
quote:
Originally posted by DrewR:
Thinking about the new .22 caliber Glock 44 reminded me of this thread. I can’t help but hope that after they release the Mini-14 folding stock that they go back and modify a 10/22 stock with this same feature. I would love to have both carbines set up this way.


They are already doing it!



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December 11, 2019, 10:58 AM
RHINOWSO
These rifles always remind me of the old TV Show "The A-Team".

They were big Mini-14 fans.


December 11, 2019, 12:36 PM
DrewR
Oh, that is good! "B-TM" B-Team! That made me laugh!

Even if I hadn’t been the one asking about a folder for the 10/22 I would buy one just because of the name. My son will love this when he is older.


Laughing in the face of danger is all well and good until danger laughs back.
December 11, 2019, 12:50 PM
Dwill104
quote:
Originally posted by RHINOWSO:
These rifles always remind me of the old TV Show "The A-Team".

They were big Mini-14 fans.



To be honest, that’s pretty much 90% of the appeal of the folding stock.
December 12, 2019, 11:54 AM
Dtech
Wow, the Ruger 10/22 folding stock looks great too! Eek


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December 21, 2019, 07:01 PM
HK Ag
How does one get a proper side sling gas block to accompany the stock?

I remember and still have heartburn with Ruger from back in the day when old man Ruger said you and I could not be trusted with any factory mag greater than 5 rds!

And a factory flash hider was right out!!

HK Ag