Sturm Ruger Mini-30 Rifle 7.62×39 18.5” Model 01829 w/ Nikon Scope Mini-14

SOLD FOR: $1500

WOA#: WY230122WW002

Make: Sturm Ruger

Model: Mini-30

Serial Number: 196-45920

Year of Manufacture: 2000

Caliber: 7.62X39

Action Type: Semi-Automatic 

Markings:  The left side of the receiver 196-45920 BEFORE USING GUN—READ WARNINGS IN INSTRUCTION MANUAL AVAILABLE FREE FROM STURM RUGER & CO., INC SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.”.  The top of the receiver is marked, “RUGER MINI THIRTY CAL. 7.62×39”.

Barrel Length: 18.5”

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a serrated blade. The rear sight is an adjustable fold up peep sight. The top of the receiver is mounted with a Nikon PR31 3-9×40 Prostaff Bullet Drop Compensator Long Range Hunting Rifle.  The sight picture is clear.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is wood with traditional smooth pistol grip, straight comb, aluminum buttplate, and sling swivels in the bottom of the buttstock and on the nose cap.  The upper handguard is vented polymer.  There are some nicks on the comb, as well as some light scratches and impression marks.  The stock rates in Very Good condition.  There are no chips or cracks.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One 30rd and four 20rd Mini-30 Ruger magazines.

Type of Finish: Anodized, Polymer

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light wear including a few light scratches on the receiver.   Overall this rifle rates in Very Good condition.  The scope sight picture is clear.

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 Mini-30 comes with an attached RedHead Leather Sling, total of 5 magazines, Plano hard case and key.

Our Assessment:  Don’t be too deceived by this firearm, it’s a modern take on a classic platform! Ruger found inspiration for this Mini-30 rifle in the M1 Garand of all places, with a breech bolt locking system and a fixed-piston gas system that includes a self-cleaning gas cylinder. Harsh operating conditions like those found in open ranch lands or rural environments won’t stop this compact rifle from doing its job.  It may remind you of an M1 Carbine and rightfully so, the Mini 30 feels like it and looks like it. If the M14 and the M1 Carbine contained the necessary parts to produce a baby, this would be it.  For the traditional shooter, you can’t help but love the Mini 30.   It’s a beautiful and wonderful all around gun. The Mini-30 was created following the unprecedented success of the Mini-14 which took the firearm world by storm.  It was only natural to take such a successful firearm in .223 and chamber it into another wonderful and popular round, the 7.62×39.  This is a classic firearm and has many more range days in its system, or keep it as a truck gun to putter around wherever you go.  Please see our photos, specs below, and good luck on your bid!

Sturm Ruger Mini-30 Rifle 7.62x39 18.5” Model 01829 w/ Nikon Scope Mini-14
Sturm Ruger Mini-30 Rifle 7.62×39 18.5” Model 01829 w/ Nikon Scope Mini-14