I was at a LGS today porusing the parts area and noticed 2 mini 14 factory stocks for sale. I asked the counter guy how much for the synthetic stock? He comes back with $80, which seemed a little high for a used stock. Right next to it was a mid 1980's ranch rifle stock (Straight cut in the back with a plastic butt cap) I asked how much for that one. He says $239. I said How come? He says Ruger does not make a mini 14 anymore that comes with a wood stock. That was news to me. Can anyone here verify that story? Any case, I have one just like it here at home. If anyone wants to pay me $239 for it please P.M me. It has all the metal parts included(blue mini). I will even ship it free, with insurance. Thanks for any responses. 40nascar.