Mini-14 & deerstalker semi auto

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by theotherDWS, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. theotherDWS

    theotherDWS New Member

    Does anyone know if the gas operated 44Mag carbine (the later model with the detachable magazine) uses the same basic action (beefed up I imagine) as the Mini-14? They look very much alike and the few parts drawings I had seen make them look very similar, at least to my mind's-eye
  2. Etced

    Etced New Member

    I have a 44 Deerfield. The receiver and bolt are basically the same design. The safety is different, it utilizes a cross bolt design which I personally prefer. The spring setup in the forearm is different also. It has dual smaller springs. I glass beded mine and with handloads it will shoot consistent 2 inch groups.