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imjustasking 10-06-2011 08:01 PM

180 series Mini-14 question
I recently was able to acquire a 180 series "Liberty" Mini-14.

I assume this means it was manufactured in 1976.

It looks to be in real good shape with very little wear. I am not sure though if the upper hand guard is "proper". The upper hand guard is solid wood. Should it not be the wooden upper with the black metal band running across it?


plumbernater 10-06-2011 11:17 PM

Yes your right the 180 has a band on the hand guard. Mine is a 181 and they changed it to a brad to hold a clip to attach to barrel.

imjustasking 10-07-2011 03:01 AM

I have located a 180 upper hand guard but the seller wants $50 for it. Is that a good deal? :confused:

plumbernater 10-08-2011 10:53 PM

It depends on how bad you want it original. Its not a bad price. Ive spent more than that for mags, just in case the zombees come:D

doolan 12-21-2011 09:41 PM

I had the original 180, but discovered Ruger wasn't manufacturing some replacement parts, traded for new Ranch rifle. Suggest you contact Ruger to grab them if available.

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