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18.5" government barrel, I don't think this has been on a Mini 14 in decades. Walnut furniture with stainless folder. Limited availability.

https://ruger.com/products/min...specSheets/5895.html





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Blast from the past. Interesting factoid, on the original show those were not select-fire AC-556s as is commonly believed, but ordinary semi-auto Mini-14s fired quickly by the actors (you can see them vigorously working the trigger) with full auto sound effects dubbed over.



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1850.00 retail

Ruger can blow it out their ass.
 
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I've thought I'd like to have another Mini... but dang! Not at that price! Not even at the 85% or so of retail, usually seen at my favorite shop.




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1850.00 retail

Ruger can blow it out their ass.


Yeah, even their basic Ranch model with blued barrel is $1259.



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Shows as $1524 on some sites. Still wild, but it is the coolest mini. If I recall they were going for 3k plus in that set up on the secondary market



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Hey Ruger, how about you figure out how to make it accurate instead of exploiting TV nostalgia to sell over-priced meme guns with Hollywood bling? Sadly, the answer to my question is that they'll likely sell every one of these...even at $1800 Frown.

I like the idea behind the mini, and wish they'd put some honest development effort into the platform. If they could find a way to make a plain-jane accurate version that accepts AR mags, and sell it for $800-900, it could be a really practical tool.
 
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TV nostalgia to sell over-priced meme guns with Hollywood bling?


Accurately describes half of my collection. I have an old Mini in a factory side folding stock, not a GB.
 
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Anyone remember Donald Sutherlands quote in “The Dirty Dozen”?

They sure are pretty, but can they fight?

Yeah, it looks nice, but at that price point? And unless they fixed the accuracy issues that the Mini’s had for $1800+ I can get / build a super reliable, super accurate AR.

I’m gonna pass on this one


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How much for a stainless Mini and Samson folding stock? A lot less, I bet. The Minis on the show didn’t have the bayo lug/front sight, so not needed if you want the classic A-team look.
 
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Seems like a trend with Ruger. I was disappointed with the pricing of the new Marlins and now a $1500+ Mini? Have they lost their minds? Roll Eyes


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A rip off for sure. HARD Pass..
 
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It doesn't look like you can easily mount a red dot sight as well. Which for the price, I would have expected.
By this, I mean a rail already installed.

Edited: maybe it does. My brother has an older one and the rail covered the top of ejection. It worked but it was clunky. Their tactical model has a top rail that makes more sense.


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My brother has an older one and the rail covered the top of ejection.


I assume with that setup he never removes the bolt for cleaning? Because it's bad enough to get one out and back in without a rail over the top of the ejection port....I'd imagine it's about impossible with one!
 
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...unless they fixed the accuracy issues that the Mini’s had for $1800+ I can get / build a super reliable, super accurate AR.

Yep. As I see it, the only strong reason to own a Mini-14 over an AR15 is that the legislative sheepdips in one's area won't allow AR15s.

I began shooting my first AR15 at a public range. As my accuracy skills improved, I got to know the Range Officers. One RO said that he long considered all rifles more accurate than he was...until he shot a Mini-14. I thought, OK, you're just a grumpy old guy. Then I shot a Mini-14. Yep, I am decidedly more accurate than a Mini-14.
 
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^ Even I am more accurate than a Mini-14, and that's a much more damning indictment of the gun than comparing it to your skillet, fritz! Big Grin
 
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Bought one at the start of the AWB for 1k but sold it after the novelty quickly wore off. Not a fan of skeleton stock.


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I wish it had the correct vintage rear sight, then that would be really tempting.
I always wanted a GB model back when I had my mini in ‘83. Along with factory 20 rd mags.
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Hey Ruger, how about you figure out how to make it accurate instead of exploiting TV nostalgia to sell over-priced meme guns with Hollywood bling? Sadly, the answer to my question is that they'll likely sell every one of these...even at $1800 .

I like the idea behind the mini, and wish they'd put some honest development effort into the platform. If they could find a way to make a plain-jane accurate version that accepts AR mags, and sell it for $800-900, it could be a really practical tool.

Your exactly right. It could be something special & give folks something different & practical. At that price & until they fix some issues it's not going to sell to the masses. Too bad. It really has potential.


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I have an original GB folder. Not that I planned on selling anytime soon but wonder how it will affect value. I bought it for about $600? during the awb as a LEO, as they were our only approved rifles at the time. Even back then we had a chief who feared "black rifles".
 
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