Ruger Mini-14

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Factory New  Ruger Mini-14 GB Police Specifications .223 Collapsable stock Adjustable ghost ring sight Blade front sight with side guards 16" Barrel Garand Type Safety  

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Ruger Mini-14 Specs

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Technical Data


.223 Remington (5.56x45mm NATO)



Barrel Length



20 + 1


112 oz



Ruger Mini-14 Features

The Ruger Mini-14 is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in 5.56x45mm (Or .223REM in countries who have been to the moon) and uses an M1 Garand style action.  It uses detachable box magazines similar to the M14, and has a long-stroke gas piston under its 18.5 inch barrel.  Its rear sight is both windage and elevation adjustable, and its bolt will lock back on an empty magazine.

Ruger Mini-14 Ballistics

.223 Remington (5.56x45mm NATO) Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

Ruger Mini-14 Capacity

Often sold with a 5 round magazine, Ruger, along with aftermarket magazine manufacturers, offer larger magazines with capacities of 10, 20, and 30 rounds.  The Mini-14 magazines load into the rifle similar to the M1A or AKM with its “Rock & Lock” method where you insert the nose of the magazine and rock it back as opposed to the straight-in insertion you see with an AR15.
With an overall length similar to an AR15 and a weight of 7 pounds (or less with a composite stock), the Ruger Mini-14 is arguably more mobile due to its more elegant design with fewer bits sticking out that can get caught in dense foliage.

Ruger Mini-14 Mobility


Ruger Mini-14 Ergonomics

The Ruger Mini-14 takes the traditional design of the M1 Garand and M14 rifles and scales it all down to match the firepower of the much weaker AR15.  Its Monte Carlo style stock gives the user a more traditional grip on the rifle.  The safety, when engaged, sits inside the trigger guard and sits in front of the trigger guard in the “off” position.  The long-stroke piston, the reciprocating charging handle, and the bolt cam groove are all forged into the same piece, offering the user a “forward-assist” function by way of manually pushing the charging handle forward - and the round into battery - if needed.  The comb on the stock offers a comfortable cheek weld while using iron sights.

Ruger Mini-14 Fit & Finish

Forged out of incredibly strong steel, the Ruger Mini-14 is incredibly resistant to damage.  Offered in stainless or blued steel, the surface finish on the metal components can look unfinished, though the craftsmanship of the wood stocks shows off the pride Ruger has for their rifles.  The rough look and feel of the action has little to no influence after the rifle has passed its break-in period.  Older Mini-14’s with the thin, un-tapered barrel are known to suffer inaccuracy issues, and accurizing kits to correct it are offered.  The design was updated to a thicker tapered barrel (If the serial number starts with 585-XXXX or higher, you’re looking at the new version).  Be sure to apply white lithium grease to the camming groove in the charging handle, along the bolt lug groove on the inside-left of the receiver, and along the charging handle raceway on the outside-right of the receiver to have the best lubrication and longevity for your rifle.
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How much is a Ruger Mini-14 worth?

In 2024 a new or used Ruger Mini-14 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Ruger Mini-14 and most rifles. The Price for a Ruger Mini-14 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Ruger Mini-14 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $646.02 $844.80 $993.88
Excellent $596.33 $795.10 $894.49
Very Good $546.63 $795.10 $894.49
Good $496.94 $745.41 $844.80
Fair $347.86 $646.02 $795.10
Poor $248.47 $496.94 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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