Congratulations sig shooter!
Please join me in congratulating sig shooter, declared winner of this Accu-strut contest, for post #153, the closest submitted entry.
As mentioned elsewhere, the top grey bar of the logo symbolizes the original 9/16" Mini-14 barrel, aka the "skinny" bbl. The barrel was changed to the current 5/8" barrel in 2008 (possibly a few released late 2007).
The lower bar represents the Accu-strut. Released in April of 2007, the device had an outside diameter of 5/8", coincidentally the same dimension as the current Mini-14 bbl. This dimension has never changed
. Only the bbl changed, not the strut. That was the only tiny detail not covered in the guesses. Sig shooter was only off by a word and a year. Well done. As I mentioned before, my own production manager was not able to solve the riddle.
The new logo is an "homage" (the one-word clue) to the original product application, a 5/8" strut supporting a 9/16" bbl.
Interestingly (or incredibly boring
), it was jockeying with the font size difference that led me to change the height of the trim bars, to "balance" the logo better. At that point I noticed the relevant symbolism.
The difference between 9/16 (.5625) and 5/8 (.625) is 62.5 thousandths.
Sig shooter, please PM me at your convenience, informing me of your product choice, including desired finish. Once again, congratulations and well done.
CEO NEST Engineering
MINI-14 SHOOTING CHAMP
2003: Iron Class: Dec and 3rd Overall
2004: Iron Class: Series 1; Scope Class: Series 1