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What are the parts of a Mini-14 or Mini-30 that are liable to fail in use?
To my thinking, the most likely ones are the firing pin, the extractor and its spring, and the ejector and its spring.
But I don't know for sure, and that's why I'm asking here.
Thanks in advance.
 

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These sound like a good candidate to me.

Remove them from the rifle and send it back to Ruger and they will fit replacement items to your rifle for a modest fee.

Dennis Jenkins

Originally posted by raf
What are the parts of a Mini-14 or Mini-30 that are liable to fail in use?
To my thinking, the most likely ones are the firing pin, the extractor and its spring, and the ejector and its spring.
But I don't know for sure, and that's why I'm asking here.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Of all the broken parts on this forum since day one, was a couple of firing pins, and a couple of extractor's. 2 ejectors rubed holes in the bolt. A file would take care of the ejectors. Now Mags is another story.
 

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Of all the broken parts on this forum since day one, was a couple of firing pins, and a couple of extractor's. 2 ejectors rubed holes in the bolt. A file would take care of the ejectors. Now Mags is another story.
How did the ejectors rub holes in the bolts? And how would a file serve to fix the problem?

I know that extractors, ejectors, and their associated parts can be obtained from Numrich and Brownell's. No joy with firing pin, though. Seems to be Ruger or nothing on that item.

Looks like I'll have to call them and make arrangements to send at least my bolt to them and have them install and fit a couple each firing pin, ejector, and extractor. With a spring kit to round out the picture, that should do it.
Even though most of the parts would be stainless, I'll put the items in food-saver bags and vacuum-seal 'em, and stuff the bags into the hollow buttstock of my Ram-Line, along with the cleaning kit.
 

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Originally posted by raf


How did the ejectors rub holes in the bolts? And how would a file serve to fix the problem? Check out these threads
http://www.perfectunion.com/forums/showthr...ht=hole+in+bolt

http://www.perfectunion.com/forums/showthr...ht=hole+in+bolt

I know that extractors, ejectors, and their associated parts can be obtained from Numrich and Brownell's. No joy with firing pin, though. Seems to be Ruger or nothing on that item. If I remember correctly, there were 2 members that broke their firing pin, and put the cheap ones in from Numerich (still cost about $25), then they broke, I believe the final fix was to send the bolt in as that is one part Ruger says has to be fited to the bolt.

Looks like I'll have to call them and make arrangements to send at least my bolt to them and have them install and fit a couple each firing pin, ejector, and extractor. With a spring kit to round out the picture, that should do it.
Even though most of the parts would be stainless, I'll put the items in food-saver bags and vacuum-seal 'em, and stuff the bags into the hollow buttstock of my Ram-Line, along with the cleaning kit. Some members have installed the heavier slide assy. springs to reduce the rearward recoil, and to help solve the ocasional "lite strikes" of the Wolf, and other Berdian primed ammo. My question is since the firing pin is an inertia impact the stronger spring seems would increase the shock to the firing pin, and ejector. Still some have done this, and not caused a problem?
Do a search using key words, "broken firing pins"
 

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Heavier slide assy springs? Did not know such was available. Are they worth the trouble? Where does one get them?
So far, I am using the OEM recoil spring along with an aftermarket buffer. Works OK for me, but I don't shoot foreign ammo, either. OTOH, the reloads I use have CCI Military primers, which are not exactly easy to set off, either.
 
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