Vintage Ruger Mini-14 .223 18” Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Scope Mount & Mag M14

SOLD FOR: $705

WOA#: WY230326JS001

Make: Sturm Ruger

Model: Mini-14

Serial Number: 181-77580

Year of Manufacture: 1979

Caliber: .223

Action Type: Semi-Automatic 

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “181-77580 / 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-14 CAL. .223”.  The top of the receiver above the chamber has a circled PR proof stamp.

Barrel Length: 18”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed serrated blade and has a rear aperture sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The two-piece stock is high gloss wood with steel buttplate, and sling swivel in the bottom of the buttstock and nosecap.  The LOP measures 12.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.  There are some light scratches and compression marks.  There are no chips or cracks.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One 30rd Blued magazine in Good condition.  The leading edges are sharp and the spring is sharp.  There is some corrosion on the and finish loss present from operation present.  

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some scratches on the trigger guard, rear sight, and on the front sight.  There is some finish loss on the receiver and carrier from operation as well on the barrel near the muzzle. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good 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, its attached Nylon sling in Good condition with some standard wear, and a B-Square Scope Mount complete with scope rings.

Our Assessment:  The Sturm Ruger Mini-14 is a classic semi-automatic rifle that was first introduced in the 1970s. It’s a lightweight and versatile firearm that’s been used for hunting, ranch work, and even law enforcement and military applications.

One of the standout features of the Mini-14 is its reliable operation. The gas-operated action is simple and rugged, and it’s designed to run smoothly even in harsh environments. The rifle also has a reputation for being accurate and easy to shoot, thanks to its well-designed sights and comfortable stock.

The rifle’s design is classic and simple, with a traditional wood stock and a blued finish. It’s a great choice for anyone who appreciates the classic look and feel of a well-made rifle.

Overall, this Vintage Sturm Ruger Mini-14 is a solid choice for anyone looking for a reliable, versatile rifle that’s easy to shoot and maintain. Whether you’re a hunter, rancher, or just someone who appreciates a good firearm, the Mini-14 is definitely worth considering.

Vintage Ruger Mini-14 .223 18” Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Scope Mount & Mag M14
Vintage Ruger Mini-14 .223 18” Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Scope Mount & Mag M14