Rare PreBan N.Y.C.P.D. Ruger Mini 14 Mini-14 .223 18” Semi-Auto Rifle M14

WOA#: WY220720MD001

Sold For: $2,725.00

Make: Sturm Ruger

Model: Mini-14 (LL013)

Serial Number: 186-30214

Year of Manufacture: 1993

Caliber: .223

Action Type: Semi-Automatic   

Markings: Left side of the receiver is marked “PROPERTY N.Y.C.P.D. LL013 186-30214” and the rear left side of the receiver is marked “BEFORE USING GUN READ WARNINGS IN INSTRUCTIONAL MANUAL AVAILABLE FREE FROM STURM, RUGER, & CO., INC SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.”. The Ruger logo of the phoenix is on the left side of the receiver.  Top of the receiver rear is marked “RUGER MINI-14 CAL. .223”. There is a backwards “P” and “R” on top of the receiver near the aluminum handguard.  The bottom of the magazine reads “RUGER mini 14”  with the Ruger phoenix. The left side of the buttstock is marked, “PROP. OF N.Y. CITY POLICE DEPT. LL013”.  .

Barrel Length: 18”.  20” with fixed birdcage flash hider

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a fixed serrated blade with protective wings and has a rear adjustable aperture sight.  There is a picatinny rail running atop the foreguard for all of your favorite optics.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is walnut wood with an aluminum upper foreguard.  There are some impression marks on the left side of the stock and a small nick on the right side beneath the charging handle. The buttpad is smooth polymer.  The LOP measures 12.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 10rd .223/5.56 Blued Steel Factory Magazine in Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is little to no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minimal wear along the receiver surface and on the top of the bolt surface and carrier group. There is surface wear on the charging handle rails and on the tip of the charging handle. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Total of one magazine

Our Assessment:  Once upon a time the AR-15 platform was as uninvited as your uncle Richard who is never invited to Thanksgiving but shows up anyway.  The Armalite system was too new and too “chintzy”.  The M14 however was seen and praised as the finest war machine to have ever seen the light of day since the light of day was invented, which is why Ruger developed the Mini-14. The Mini-14 was created with the purpose of using the newly designed .223 caliber cartridge but retain the beloved M14 weapon system.  Due to the stigma about the Armalite rifles and the traditional praise of the M-14, the Mini-14 became a service rifle for police departments around the U.S.  When eventually the AR-15 platform began to outshine the Mini-14, the AR-15 was adopted in 2002 for police service and the Mini’s were sold or destroyed.  This particular Mini is a bit more unique than the rest.  Due to New York City policies the weapons could not be sold on the open market and were given the option to be bought by the officers who used them.  If the officer decided not to buy his Mini then it was destroyed.  This Mini-14 was bought by a former NYCPD Station Chief and has since made its way down to us.  This is a very scarce and rare collectible that deserves a crowned spot in any collection.  The action is crisp and flawless with an excellent and shiny bore.  What more could you ask for from one of the most beloved rifles to ever make its way off a production line?  Good Luck!