Mini 14 first aid/surgery kit

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Ballistic

Bearcat
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What are the must have spare parts to get for a series 185 (1987-1988) mini 14?

Lets say you want to keep one going for as long as possible and want to buy all the parts now, what would you buy (Ruger catalog numbers), how many of each and where would you buy them from?

What would you have in your mini 14 first aid/surgery kit to keep it alive no matter what malfunction it has except for the barrel or receiver failing?
 

Hangfire

Bearcat
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Joplin Missouri
Great Questions. I would like to have the answers to your questions myself as I have a 185 series in SS. Thanks for posting them and welcome to the forum.
 

JFB

Hunter
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Eastern Piedmont NC
I brought a mini back from the dead (salvage from saltwater grave) with
springs
15
19
25
32
33
37
43
45
extractor plunger 14
gas port screws (4) 7
gas port bushing 9

I also got a complete rear sight instead of trying to rebuild.
 

Ballistic

Bearcat
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Hangfire":39776s53 said:
Great Questions. I would like to have the answers to your questions myself as I have a 185 series in SS. Thanks for posting them and welcome to the forum.
Thank you!

JFB":39776s53 said:
I brought a mini back from the dead (salvage from saltwater grave) with
springs
15
19
25
32
33
37
43
45
extractor plunger 14
gas port screws (4) 7
gas port bushing 9

I also got a complete rear sight instead of trying to rebuild.
Well done!
 

hpman66

Hunter
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Mar 27, 2003
Messages
2,576
JFB":95dv1b1h said:
I brought a mini back from the dead (salvage from saltwater grave) with
springs
15
19
25
32
33
37
43
45
extractor plunger 14
gas port screws (4) 7
gas port bushing 9

I also got a complete rear sight instead of trying to rebuild.


I can understand the springs, but what kind of shape was the bore of the barrel in? Was it pitted or in shootable condition(accuracy)? What about the stock or was it synthetic?
 

Ballistic

Bearcat
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Oct 2, 2009
Messages
7
Thanks Sig685, looks like I will have to get a dealers licence as they won't send anything down here. :cry:
 
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