What is my mini-14 worth?

Discussion in 'Ruger Mini 14' started by retiredfireguy, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. retiredfireguy

    retiredfireguy New Member

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    Just got a mini-14 in a trade. The stock could stand to be refinished, but the bluing is good and the rifling is crisp. Per the serial number, it was manufactured in 1989. It came with three 20-round mags and one 30-rounder. Any ideas as to what it is worth? Thanks.
     
  2. OLDBRASS

    OLDBRASS New Member

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    The skies the limit now, sice this craze started they`re hard to find
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Can you post a bigger picture in the thread...hard to judge by the avatar.
     
  4. retiredfireguy

    retiredfireguy New Member

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    That pic is my 10/22. Decided to refinish the stock in the mini-14, so it is in pieces right now. Otherwise I would post a pic.
     
  5. Popeye

    Popeye New Member

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    Hard to say but I would imagine it all depends on how well it shoots. Reliability and accuracy means everything. Some of the older ones could be pretty finicky and not very accurate. A barrel strut can certainly help with any accuracy issues. My experience with the mini 14 is that some of the aftermarket mags can cause problems. The Ruger factory mags might be a little on the expensive side but seem to work the best IMO.
     
  6. shadetree

    shadetree New Member

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    as far as price i wouldnt pay more than 6 for used and wouldnt sell for less than a grand if then. as for mags even factory mags need service/ clean and lightly lubed
     
  7. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Even if you get a price now, in another six months, it might be a whole different valuation.
     
  8. retiredfireguy

    retiredfireguy New Member

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    I'm thinking about selling it now, if the price is right.
     
  9. retiredfireguy

    retiredfireguy New Member

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    OK, here's a pic of the Mini-14.
     

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  10. Popeye

    Popeye New Member

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    Latest pic of mine. It's taking a nap in the back bedroom.:D I only paid $529 plus Tax about a year and a half ago.(new)
    Assorted Rifles 012.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2013
  11. retiredfireguy

    retiredfireguy New Member

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    Love that dark stock! I should have stained mine before I put the finish on it.
     
  12. Schriscoe

    Schriscoe New Member

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    [​IMG]Bought a 186 series GB model wearing tapco intrafuse body. Love shooting it plus the fact it has the LEO stamp. Pondering a trade for an AR. Or I'm gonna put a red dot on it and store away until the next play date.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  13. Popeye

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    That is the way it came to, I didn't do anything to it in the way of refinishing the stock. Just did some work on the upper handguard.
     
  14. tbc27143

    tbc27143 Tom

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    I looked for over a year before I bought one and the price was always $500-700. I got mine for $540 plus purchasing the 20 round mags. I suspect they are much more than that. I would keep it because of the style it is (not a so called assault rifle) yet it operates just like one and has the large capacity mags.
     
  15. bblackmoor

    bblackmoor New Member

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    I haven't fired my Mini-14 in several years, but I'd have to be really hard up for cash to sell it. It's my favorite rifle (and the prettiest).