Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30 Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30 family of rifles

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Old 03-21-2003, 09:41   #1
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Has anyone experimented with cutting the wooden butt stock on a Mini-14 to a flat configuration and installing a steel butt plate from an AR15 or M1 carbine? The AR15 would probably be too wide but the carbine or another rifle's butt plate may fit.
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Wooden stock on a Mini is too short for most people as it is. Check my gallery post on how I fitted a surplus M-16 butt plate with a trapdoor (hard plastic with steel armature inside) to the Hogue OM stock.

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I saw your stock and it looked great. TI like the wooden stock look (m14) and am looking for a way to put a flat metal butt plate on the mini-14. Maybe that will not be possible.
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Is there an easy way to extend the length of the mini-14 stock? I have seen a recoil pad for the stock (adds about 1-2"), but it states that it will not work with the ranch model (which I have).

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Numrich Gun Parts Corporation has or had metal buttpads for the Mini-14.

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Originally posted by maddog7
Has anyone experimented with cutting the wooden butt stock on a Mini-14 to a flat configuration and installing a steel butt plate from an AR15 or M1 carbine? The AR15 would probably be too wide but the carbine or another rifle's butt plate may fit.
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Old 03-21-2003, 15:08   #6
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Hi Guys,
E-gunparts sells a steel buttplate for the mini-14

http://www.e-gunparts.com/DisplayAd.asp?ch...90&chrSuperSKU=
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Numrich is e-gun parts, isn't it?

I am surprised that no one has offered a stock with an A2 style trapdoor for the mini. Perhaps someone should mention it to them?
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Yes sir - Numrich Gun Parts Corporation
Have you checked out voruzon's mini, A2 trapdoor buttplate on his houge stock. I must remember to ask where he got that.
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I got that at Numrich for $8. It required quite a lot of grinding/filing but I am happy with the result.

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Thanks voruzon,I will check it out.
Thanks again
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ICM, thanks for the new Ruger site link which I borrowed from you in the general discussion bd, and made it a sticky in this forum. It contains a lot of often asked info.
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I second those who recommend the Numrich steel buttplate. It isn't a perfect fit, but rather than try to grind it, I filled in the gaps between wood and metal with leather padding. Works fine, and adds about 1/4 inch to the length.

I can't imagine why Ruger puts that flimsy plastic buttplate on the Mini. How many tenths of a cent are they saving?
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I went to the Numrich's web site and could not find a steel buttplate, so mabey I can fabricate my own. Anyone know of another scource ?
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Click on the link in lcm's post and it will take you directly to the Mini-14 steel butt plate. I just tried it so I know it works.
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Yes, the link does work.When I done a search for steel buttplate on the Numrich site, it would show 0 matches.Thanks.
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My 180 series came with a steel butt plate. See pics in gallery Coon Dawg
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