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Old 06-08-2020, 10:38   #1
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Series 180 gas block needed any help out there?

I need a Gas Block set (upper and lower piece) for a Ruger mini 14, 180 series I have the gas piston, if any one has one please contact me, there are lots of replacements for the 580 and newer series, but nothing for the 180 series, can an newer gas block be machined to fit the older larger series 180, or any suggestions where I could find one? thanks
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Let me look. I might have one.

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Roverguy: you'll need to be a bit more specific in your inquiry. "181-series" up to the 580-series are pretty much the same in terms of mechanics (particularly the gas block). The 180-only series may be a bit different (no personal experience, but the 180- series is "different" in many respects (and no longer supported by Ruger).

Not sure about bushings differences between the 180 and the 181+ series, though.
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There are some 180 specific parts on Ebay.
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The biggest differences in the 180 vs the newer models was in the way it ejected.
Jack First gun parts is making some 180 specific parts, but they are limited to the extractor, extractor spring and plunger and the recoil spring.

Are you sure that a current production gas block won't work, or can be made to work to fit the 180 ?
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Sorry Rover. I could not locate it.

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I am informed that the series 181 is smaller in diameter than the 180, it would help if someone new exactly the size difference between series 180 and series 181? then I could see if it could be modified to fit,
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Nope for a 180 you would probably need to custom machine the parts. And the gas nozzle is a course thread screw in part on the 180. It would also likely need to be custom made. And the Operating rod is also smaller. I think the only compatable parts on the 180 vs. 181+ series is the magazine, and the trigger group assembly, and I'm not 100% sure on the trigger group.
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I am informed that the series 181 is smaller in diameter than the 180, it would help if someone new exactly the size difference between series 180 and series 181? then I could see if it could be modified to fit,
Its the other way around. 180 specific parts are smaller than 181+ parts. By 181+, i mean any series starting at 181 to current models
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