I have a late production pre ban Mini 30. (serial # 189-2XXXX). This rifle has a flash hider on it. Did this come as a factory item? I've seen earlier production Mini 30s that had no flash hider. Just curious if Ruger made the guns this way, or if it was added before I bought it. Love this gun. It's much more accurate than most mini's that I've seen or heard about. Easily stays under 1 1/2 inches at 100 yds with hand loads. Unfortunately, my wife has decided it belongs to her! Thanks in advance for any info.