Sturm Ruger Mini-14 Stainless 5.56 / .223 18.5” Semi-Auto MFD 1984

SOLD FOR: $717.33

WOA#: WY240317ZW173

Make: Sturm Ruger

Model: Mini-14

Serial Number: 184-84155

Year of Manufacture: 1984

Caliber: .223

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Gas operated Piston.   

Markings: Left side of the receiver is marked “184-84155” and the rear left side of the receiver is marked “BEFORE USING GUN-READ WARNINGS IN INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE FREE FROM STURM, RUGER & CO.,INC. SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.“ and the Sturm Ruger logo. Top of the receiver rear is marked “RUGER MINI-14 CAL..223”.

Barrel Length: 18.5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed serrated blade pinned to the barrel and has a rear adjustable aperture sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a checkered polymer Choate Tool Corp. stock with checkered pistol grip with sling ring, “paddle” style buttstock with sling ring, ventilated rubber buttpad, forend cap with sling ring, and polymer vented upper handguard.  The LOP measures 13.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 5rd .223 Flush Fit magazine in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. There is some minor fouling. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light operation wear.  There are no notable defects on this rifle. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent 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: This rifle comes with a total of one magazine.

Our Assessment:  The Ruger Mini-14 Stainless is a highly regarded semi-automatic rifle known for its durability, versatility, and ease of use. Introduced in 1973 by Sturm, Ruger & Co., it is modeled after the M14 military rifle but scaled down to accommodate the .223 Remington/5.56 NATO cartridge. The stainless steel version offers enhanced corrosion resistance, making it ideal for harsh conditions. Featuring a gas-operated, self-cleaning piston system, and stainless steel receiver and barrel, the Mini-14 Stainless is prized for its reliability and accuracy. Compatible with a wide range of aftermarket accessories, the Ruger Mini-14 Stainless is a popular choice for hunting, sport shooting, and home defense due to its ruggedness and adaptability.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Sturm Ruger Mini-14 Stainless 5.56 / .223 18.5” Semi-Auto MFD 1984
Sturm Ruger Mini-14 Stainless 5.56 / .223 18.5” Semi-Auto MFD 1984