Mini-14 vs M-14, How close can you get?

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by jismail, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. jismail

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    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?

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

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    Let us see some of your results!
     
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  2. TNFrank

    TNFrank New Member

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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. ;)
     

  3. jismail

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    Great idea! I never realy noticed it was missing one!
     
  4. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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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!
     
  5. FullautoUSA

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

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

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

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  9. bwraven

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    He can't install a flash hider in CA. He has a Muzzle Brake installed (not a flash hider.)