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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by oughtsix, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. oughtsix

    oughtsix Member

    I was at Gander Mountain, in Huntsville, AL.

    I saw two Ruger Mini 14 GB's. Both used. One was $669 and the other with a folding wire stock was $999. If I remember correctly.

    Could you good people, enlighten, this poor soul's knowledge of such a beast?? I have Googled it and it seems to be a LEO type firearm?????? Is this correct??????? Apparently, they are now or have been available to the general public!!!!!!

    Are they the same as a AC 5.56 and if not, what the heck is an AC 5.56???

    Any and all comments or information is much appreciated and thanks so much!!!!
  2. LBTRS

    LBTRS Well-Known Member

    Wow, I had no idea Mini 14's went for this kind of money. I have one I may need to unload if I can get that kind of money for it.

    Edited to add: I now see this is a special model which I'm unfamiliar with.
  3. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    1. GB=government barrel. Billy Boy sold his Mini-14 to paramilitrees and LEAs around the world in this config.

    2. The AC556 was a select fire version of the Mini-14 and thus subject to Title II of the SSA.
  4. Dave Markowitz

    Dave Markowitz Well-Known Member

    In addition to what ET said, the older GBs have a bayonet lug on the bottom of the front sight. The standard M-16 bayonet fits.

    Those prices sound way high. I bought a stainless 186-series Mini-14 GB in excellent shape yesterday for $475. The same dealer had a stainless GB in the factory folder for around $650 when I was there a few weeks ago.
  5. oughtsix

    oughtsix Member


    these had a bayonet mount on bottom of sight.
  6. RCR29

    RCR29 Well-Known Member

    Those prices would have been fair.....in 1999.
  7. smince

    smince Member.

    Hey, its GANDER MTN. Not a regular dealer. You know, buy low, sell high (as in full retail:D ).

    I saw the same guns there last week myself. They also had a SOCOM marked as a Springfield Scout Rifle.

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