Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bhhacker, Apr 30, 2021.
I hope the repeatable accuracy is up to the beautiful custom work.
This came from an estate of a man who had extremely expensive tastes, and I really wish I could pick his brain over this one as I am absolutely floored by this stock and work. I work on a boat 2 weeks on, and 2 weeks off, so will need to wait a week or so until I am able to look at this in person. I bought it sight unseen (in real life) as well as a few others from his widow. I am unsure if I will like it or not but am definitely interested in any or all information about it.
When home, I will see if I can get more information for you guys. I have never owned a mini 14 before and am not well versed with them at all.
All I know is that the widow said it was a 1977 and that it appears to have never been fired.
Magazine cover showing one below:
From the link posted in post #7...
...it's not a factory Ruger stock.
That would be neat. Without paperwork I doubt I could say that it was done by them. I will look into them for more information though!
I will probably end up putting it on an auction site but will handle In real life before making that decision
First though, that uncle mike's crappy quick release sling swivel HAS to go!
A rifle that pretty deserves commitment in slinging.
You're welcome to have your own opinion here, but note that the OP has got a dozen "likes" as of this post, and still counting ...
Eh...that’s one person’s opinion. I think it is the coolest Mini-14 I have ever seen.
I sent a message to Bain and David gun shop on Facebook not intending to get a response as they looked inactive for a few years but got a timely response. They said that it looked like one of their custom mini14 conversions built by a man by the name of Walter "Red" Little. He made these from the 1970s until the 1990s.
He said that while prices varied, the last ones Red made were around 1500$ plus the customer produced the rifle. The barrel was stock, and gas system was streamlined to fit the Mannlicher like stock. He said that every rifle he'd ever seen before this one has been checkered so the buyer must have specifically asked for it not to have been checkered and that Red usually put a front sight on. He asked for the customer's name and that's where the story ends as of now.
Figured I'd update this for you guys.
That's the second one I've seen.
Saw one very similar back around 2000 in Utah.
Though it looked neat then and still looks neat.
There is always someone screaming for attention .
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