Originally Posted by mini14
i recently got my first mini-14, its in the 181 numbers... could anyone tell me the age?
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Per Ruger's website for the 181 series Mini-14:
beginning serial #:
181-07488 . . . the date of mfg is 1978
181-48351 . . . the date of mfg is 1979
181-84879 . . . the date of mfg is 1980