Originally Posted by Gryff
I have acquired a Series 180 Mini-14 (original production design), but it was in an after-market pistol-grip stock. I want to put it back into a traditional-style stock, but everything out there seems to be for the post-180 series.
If you have an old Series 180 Mini-14 stock that you don't need, please let me know. Would actually prefer something with some wear to it, as long as it is structurally sound (no cracks) since I would prefer not to pay a premium for something in "New Old Stock" condition.
ruger doesn't support the 180, so there really isn't much out there. i doubt anyone makes new stocks to fit the 180 model.
you are in the used market obviously, and you will have to be patient.
what really sucks, 3-4 years ago NUMRICH had tons of 180 and other mini wood stocks at amazing prices. i actually bought a walnut stock from them for like $60, and then realized it was for a 180 series and sent it back (and it was gorgeous). they had NICE regular factory stocks for $38...i bought 2.....even then they were very tough to find at a good price.
the problem, i let the word out on a forum, and they got wiped out. they don't have any today. doubt they'll get more, it must have been a large purchase from law enforcement or something.
iknow it doesn't help much...but there will be something out there. it might take awhile to find it.
in addition to standard looking on the webs, i would hit every gun forum with a classified and post a "want to buy" thread.