Switching stocks on a Mini 14

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kbm6893

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I have a new Mini with a plastic stock on the way. I prefer the look of wood with the stainless barrel. Is switching them out as easy as it is to do a 10/22?

I see some ads for them state "no metal components included". What does that mean? What components?

Also, I see the wood has a screw in in near the trigger guard. The synthetic stock doesn't have that. And the pics of the ones I see for sale don't have the screw in the stock. The hole is empty. Where would I get that screw?

Finally, are the Mini 14 and Mini 30 stocks the same?
 

Kanook

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When your new stock gets to you and you remove your Mini from its stock, you can remove the metal liners and place them in it. It is a very simple process.
 

slippingaway

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If you're switching from a plastic stock to wood, you won't have all the parts you need. Plastic stocks only have the liner in the forearm, wood stocks require that part (which will just swap) and they also require a Stock Reinforcement bracket. That screw you see is what holds the stock reinforcement piece in. You can get the stock reinforcement from Ruger I'm sure, or at a bunch of different places. Midway has them, but they're currently out of stock on stainless:

blue: http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?p ... ber=547796
stainless: http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?p ... ber=552673

They also have the screw:
blue: http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?p ... ber=526358
stainless: http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?p ... ber=720070

And the lock washer:
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?p ... ber=880168
 

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