Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bhhacker, Apr 30, 2021.
I know I would make a play for it, given the chance to look it over.
The B&D connection is interesting and the work done on it has been well done.
Please do let us hear back on the selling price if you hear it.
Thanks for sharing.
I guess you've led a very sheltered life. lol
But, the OP's Mini is good looking to me.
Good catch, I'm pretty sure you're right.
It doesn't float my boat. Not something I'd want for my personal use, but I can appreciate the uniqueness and the apparent quality of the workmanship. If the price were right and if I could flip it at a good profit I might be interested.
You have led a sheltered life.
The op's beautiful Mini-14 with a (decidedly not factory; white spacers and cheek pieces are things you don't see often, if ever, on a Ruger rifle) mannlicher stock belies Colonel Townsend Whelen's oft quoted "only accurate rifles are interesting" axiom.
Who am I kidding I'm too broke to even have a good squabble......lol
I might be able to afford a kerfuffle but definitely not a "squabble"...
I will do that. I assume it's ok to just put the link in this thread when I do. I am gonna put it up probably next Saturday when I get home and start it at a dollar on GB.
I do want to address this as I don't believe capnmacs post was suggesting anything about the design of the stock being intended to help with accuracy in general.
Most of the recommendations I've read about improving accuracy (at least with modern commercial Mannlichers stocked guns) was to make sure the muzzle cap DIDNT touch.
I read the post simply a thought that it might help with the MINIs accuracy.
Weird stuff seems to help with minis, you cant float them and there's a bunch of heavy stuff hanging off the middle of relatively thin barrels. If I owned that gun id probably try corking the forend and seeing what it did for my first 3-5 shots. Once the barrels hot id expect it to cause more issues than it helps with, but I've been surprised by minis before.
Again, I've never been trained to do any work on guns, Ive learned thru experimentation....so while id certainly have to try it, if it failed id chalk it up to a learning experience and move along.
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