Mini-30 rear peep sight question.

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tomiswho

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The newer Mini-30's have a military looking rear peep sight, while my older model (189-81XXX) has the flip up. Will the newer sight fit (and work with the front blade)on my rifle? and if so, do I have to order all the individual parts from Ruger or will they sell the complete sight? Or is there a better option? I'm not putting my scope back on it.
Thanks!
Tom
 

blume357

Hawkeye
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I think you might have to ask Ruger unless someone here has both. I presume you don't or the answer would be obvious, take the new one off and see if it fits the old one.

I put a Williams peep sight on my older mini-30.

I found a close up of the new sight you are talking about on the Ruger factory sight here:
http://www.ruger-firearms.com/products/ ... tures.html

(click on sighting system on left side of picture)

It looks like it might... depending on the cost, I might try it.
 

Old Judge Creek

Single-Sixer
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I put a New England Custom Gun rear sight on my old Mini 30.

Mini30099.jpg


It got all that Mini would give out of it :wink:
 

targshooter

Bearcat
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Dec 22, 2007
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OJC,
The older flip up (as on the 189 Series) and the newer "military" look alike peep rear sights (as on the 580 series) are not interchangeable. My Series 189 wears a carbine aperture from Accuracy Systems; see below, scroll down about 2/3 of presentation tile.
http://www.ruger-mini-14-firearms.com/m ... sories.php
I like this sight a lot. It does need to be loc-tighted into place. Mine is on at 200 yards with the 250 yard setting. To me it appears this outfit got their hands on a lot of US M-1 Carbine rear sights and altered them ever so slightly so they can be held in place on the older 189 receiver using the receiver with no modifications. I have about 500 rounds through the rifle with this sight and have had no problems. Great sight picture, especially with the stock Ruger front sight that came on the firearm.
 

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