New to ruger. From Louisiana

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by tat2highway, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. tat2highway

    tat2highway New Member

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    As the title says, I'm new to ruger an I'm from lake Charles, la.

    I was in the military for a few years. Did a deployment, and fell in love with my m4.
    After returning home, I've always wanted another, but couldn't come to paying the price for one. Hence where I'm at now. I ended up buying a mini 14 for a really cheap price. Less than 100 cheap. It's a 181 series. The guy had painted the gun with a spray on bed liner and jacked it up pretty bad. So I'm sanding it down and refinishing it a cherry stain. Here's the progress I got so far...
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    Here, u can see where he butchered the liner and what I'm having to sand through...
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    Well... That's about it. I plan on starting a build thread soon, an use it to record what mods and changes I make to it.
     
  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to RugerTalk,

    Thanks for joining..

    and definitely post progress on the project.



    Jim
     

  3. tat2highway

    tat2highway New Member

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    Took it apart and cleaned it real good with some clp. Couldn't figure out how to get the firing pin out of the bolt....
     
  4. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum and interested in seeing the project come along.
    Buster
     
  5. DoubleR

    DoubleR Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum and our family!
    Thank you for your service!
    That's so sad but it looks like your undoing the wrong and restoring its glory :) Please start a thread on it so we can watch the progress! Very cool!
     
  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the R/T !!
     
  7. tat2highway

    tat2highway New Member

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    Thread made. In its the mini 14 section.
     
  8. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    Welcome from the South East Texas Coast.
    We always like pics. :camera:
     
  9. jmohme

    jmohme Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Texas!