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Old 11-20-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default Mini-14 vs M-14, How close can you get?

I have been a fan of the M-14 for a long time and when I picked up my Mini-14 581 series a couple years back, I was hoping to have a fairly close look to the original. Being that I live in California and am limited to some items that can be added to the rifle to complete the look, I was forced to compromise on some parts but all in all, thought it looks pretty close at the end.

I would like to see some other folks' efforts to create a true M-14 clone based off of the Mini-14. -- How close did you get?



Here is mine, sitting next to it's big brother, my FedOrd M14SA for comparisons.....










Let us see some of your results!



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Darn you, I had my mind all made up that I wasn't going to go for a Mini-14 since it'd cost about as much as if I built an AR but then you go and post those pics and WOW, that rifle looks really amazing.
Guess I just need to keep an open mind and see what comes up with the funds will allow me to get into a semi auto rifle.
One thing you could do, drill a hole in your safety so it'd look more like the one on the M1a1, also you could use a pad lock to secure the gun in the safe position too if you wanted too.
Anyway, awesome looking Mini, thanks for sharing the pics.



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One thing you could do, drill a hole in your safety so it'd look more like the one on the M1a1, also you could use a pad lock to secure the gun in the safe position too if you wanted too.
Anyway, awesome looking Mini, thanks for sharing the pics.
Great idea! I never realy noticed it was missing one!
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Very nice! Someday I need to get a big brother, I save money and wind up with another mini! The scout rifles are very cool! I held the Ruger bolt action scout the other day and loved the feel of the light action!

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Other than the magazine and the forearm somewhat, I can't really tell the difference, great job!

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Wow, at first glance it's hard to tell. Very nice job! Looks vintage.

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Great looking rifle!

One small suggestion replace your flash suppressor with this one (if it will fit your barrel) to get even closer to the M-14 look.

http://www.riflestock.com/store/do/product/07-07-14

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One of my M-14's (M1A SOCOM) and one of my Ranch Rifles.

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One small suggestion replace your flash suppressor with this one (if it will fit your barrel) to get even closer to the M-14 look.
He can't install a flash hider in CA. He has a Muzzle Brake installed (not a flash hider.)


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