- Dec 28, 2009
Bought a brand new Mini 14 Ranch (stainless/wood) back in 2001. I had a re-occuring problem. The bolt handle would not stay on the receiver track (sorry for terminology) when I shot it. It seemed to work fine when I manually manipulated it but after 3 or 4 shots, I literally would come apart while shooting it. I sent it back to Ruger, and after I got it back , it happened again. I packed it up and went directly from the range to a dealer and traded it for a Bushamster. I've always wondered, was this somewhat common? Maybe a recall I didn't know about? or did I just get a lemon?