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

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Old 03-11-2012, 15:57   #1
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need help with older mini

Have a mini 14 in the 183 series Was reading on the site about recoil buffers and found I had none installed. All of the threads seemed to deal with installation on the newer models.. My recoil spring just fits in a hole in the receiver.. Can anyone give me instructions for the older guns? as to exact placement and thickness ? Do I just cut the hole the size of the recoil rod , slide it onto the rod between spring and receiver and put tab back in the hole??? a picture of one installed on an older gun would be great. Thanks
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Have a mini 14 in the 183 series Was reading on the site about recoil buffers and found I had none installed. All of the threads seemed to deal with installation on the newer models.. My recoil spring just fits in a hole in the receiver.. Can anyone give me instructions for the older guns? as to exact placement and thickness ? Do I just cut the hole the size of the recoil rod , slide it onto the rod between spring and receiver and put tab back in the hole??? a picture of one installed on an older gun would be great. Thanks
But 1911 Recoil Buffers. Install one over the gas piston, and install the other on that recoil spring.
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1911 buffers

I use WC 1911 buffers (blue) on my minis. Both are the standard skinny barrel. Have not had much luck trying one over the gas block. The gas block gets very hot and the buffers are plastic and some believe they can be dangerous. Like not allowing the bolt to go into full lockup. The buffer at the end of the spring keeps the op-rod from slamming into the receiver which is a good thing........................Joe
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I did not put a recoil buffer on my gas block as well. The buffer will fit right over the spring and the rod that goes into the receiver hole. That's all you need. The older Mini's don't seem to throw the brass as far as some of the newer models. If your brass is not going 30 feet or more the 1911 buffer is all you should ever need. kwg
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Thanks guys.. Think I will make one out of belt leather. I am up in Can and some distance from a sports store that probably doesn't carry the 1911 buffers anyway What thickness do you recommend?
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