What is this one of a kind mini14 found at an estate sale?!

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  1. Dale Alan

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    That is one beautiful and unique rifle . I have always been a fan of the Mannlicher stock .
     
  2. JT-AR-MG42

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    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.

    JT
     
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  3. Mosin77

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    That’s gorgeous. The only mini-14 I’ve ever seen that I truly wanted.
     
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  4. Speedo66

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    I guess you've led a very sheltered life. lol
     
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  5. rbernie
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    Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but very, very awesome. If I saw that for sale and could remotely swing the price - I would SO impulse buy it.
     
  6. natman

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    Ruger did offer mannlicher styled stocks on several different rifles, called "Internationals". But the styling on this rifle is different from all of them. The Monte Carlo, the angle of the forend tip, the front sling swivel and the white line spacers are all different from any Ruger International I've ever seen. My bet is it's a custom or aftermarket stock.
     
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  7. Skylerbone

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    I’m almost a hater of the mini but yours brings no shame to a collection. Very nice and I’d guess smartly bought considering the current price of a mini, the conversion cost, and today’s firearms market. Three thumbs up.
     
  8. mshootnit

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    kind of reminds me of a super vepr
     
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  9. amd6547

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    I'd be interested in seeing how it shoots...the early stainless Mini I owned years ago was horribly inaccurate, I sold it after a couple range trips.
    But, the OP's Mini is good looking to me.
     
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  10. d2wing

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    Very nice I like it.
     
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  11. shuvelrider

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    That stock was also referred too as an "International" stock , a European style thing. I like them also, good looking gun.
     
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  12. jmr40

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    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.
     
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  13. Coyote3855

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    You have led a sheltered life.
     
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  14. CapnMac

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    You know, it occurs to me that adding that barrel support from the nose of the stock might be just the thing to tame some of the barrel harmonics that have giving the Mini its less-than stellar accuracy reputation.
     
  15. mgmorden

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    Looks nice. Almost certainly custom.
     
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  16. SwampWolf

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    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. :cool:
     
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  17. Thomas Mayberry

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    I like it, congratulations on the find.
     
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  18. armoredman

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    I am not a huge Mannlicher fan and that is AWESOME looking, great buy!
     
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  19. LoonWulf
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    If you do decide to post it on an auction site I request that you post a link so those of us interested can squabble over it!

    Who am I kidding I'm too broke to even have a good squabble......lol
     
  20. Shanghai McCoy

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    I might be able to afford a kerfuffle but definitely not a "squabble"... o_O
    ;)
     
  21. bhhacker

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    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.
     
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    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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  23. guyfromohio

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  24. wiscoaster

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    Well, how about that magazine cover!! That's a real find!!
     
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  25. Stevie-Ray

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    Simply sweet! But then I'm a Mannlicher fan, though my only specimen is a Mossberg 151-M, that I love as well.
     
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