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Thanks for the reply cajungeo but now I'm really confused between charts and what others were told by ruger. My mini 14
(std not ranch) is 186 382XX (Boy is that one close to the line or what?) How can I get in touch with Ruger to find out for sure?
and do they charge for such a service?
 

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They do not charge-they do not have an 800 #-do NOT go by what you see on the web...
[but officer, I mean special agent, I saw a chart somebody put up on the internet, so it had to be right, what do you mean, I am going to be a FELON now?] /sarcasm

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The lady will tell you about the DOM, how it was configured, rate of twist, etc....if you are nice enough, she will mail/fax a hard copy to you so you can feel better.

One of those lists out there classed one of my guns as POSTBAN--call to the mfg resulted in DOM in 1986!! Definitely not POST-'94......
 

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OK point of Refernce ... Std Mini 14 #186-382XX Was made in November of 1994.
POST BAN that sucks but at least it goes bang when I pull the trigger!
 

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I am new to this forum, and thanks for having me aboard.

I have a Mini-14 I purchased last year (still haven't fired it, for several unworthy reasons).

Can someone tell me (or show me where I can find out) the difference between the pre and post ban Mini-14s? I would appreciate all the info, and thanks again.

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Welcome to the forum CavScout. Say you are gonna have to get to a range or National forest, and break that mini in!

There really isn't a physical difference in a pre/post ban mini's, (except when comparing an old mini with a brand new one). Its a legal issue on what accessories you can have on them. A mini manuf on Nov 1, 1994 is allowed a folding stock, threaded barrel with a flashhider, etc. , but a mini manuf. on Nov 30, 1994 is not allowed the folding stock flashhider etc. I know it dosen't make sense, but then most gun laws don't make any sense either. When a criminal commits a crime with a gun, the Liberal Politicians try to take away hunters, and law abiding citizens rights. Now is that any way to fight crime?:rolleyes:
 

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Hello all. Does anyone know about having a 9 14 94 GB Mini 14 stamped Law Enforcement rifle and or (LEO) magazines in Upstate N.Y.? I understand the Federal AWB ban is done, but I do believe N.Y. state itself has the AWB still, Iam 100% sure NY law states any magazine or rifle manufactured after 9-13-94 is illegal. thanks!
 

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Welcome to the forum CavScout. Say you are gonna have to get to a range or National forest, and break that mini in!

There really isn't a physical difference in a pre/post ban mini's, (except when comparing an old mini with a brand new one). Its a legal issue on what accessories you can have on them. A mini manuf on Nov 1, 1994 is allowed a folding stock, threaded barrel with a flashhider, etc. , but a mini manuf. on Nov 30, 1994 is not allowed the folding stock flashhider etc. I know it dosen't make sense, but then most gun laws don't make any sense either. When a criminal commits a crime with a gun, the Liberal Politicians try to take away hunters, and law abiding citizens rights. Now is that any way to fight crime?:rolleyes:
I thought the federal AW ban expired some years back. So why can't you put a folder on a postban mini. They put ATI's on 580/581's. I think maybe you are confused by some of the features restricted on import rifles (SKS, AK's) that have separate legislative restrictions.
 

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Eight. and. a. half. year. old. Thread resurrection?

Wow. That has to be some sort of record.

FWIW, the OP needs to check with his state authority having jurisdiction...for most things such restrictive states ignorantly refer to as 'assault rifles' it is a matter of features, and the date is certainly pertinent to his question...for him.

Here in America, since the federal ban expired, there is no longer an issue of 'pre-ban' or 'post-ban', and perfectly legal to put 'pre-ban' features on what was manufactured as a 'post-ban' gun (i.e., install flash hider, folding stock, bayonet lug, etc., or buy & use normal-capacity magazines regardless of date of manufacture). For guys like the OP who live behind the iron curtain, unless he has a definitively 'pre-ban' (pre'9/94) firearm, he cannot add such 'pre-ban' features to his firearm now, nor use any 'post-ban' magazines unless they are the neutered, low-capacity kind.

Each of the slave states is a little different about what they consider an 'assault weapon', and the penalties differ, too. NJ, MA, CA, and NY are not the same, so for the OP who is from NY, he would be better off checking with a LE department in his jurisdiction (not including ATF&E, for they really don't know much about guns...other than how to smuggle them to Mexico so they can be used to kill U.S. Border Patrol agents, but I digress...)

But, man. Eight & a half year old thread resurrection. Damn!
 

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Hello all. Does anyone know about having a 9 14 94 GB Mini 14 stamped Law Enforcement rifle and or (LEO) magazines in Upstate N.Y.? I understand the Federal AWB ban is done, but I do believe N.Y. state itself has the AWB still, Iam 100% sure NY law states any magazine or rifle manufactured after 9-13-94 is illegal. thanks!
Only mags over 10 rounds would be, and the rifle will be fine as long as it doesn't have too many evil features.

So, if it has a folding stock with a pistol grip (2 features), then you need to replace it with a normal stock. But if it just has one evil feature, like a welded muzzle brake, then you are fine.
 
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