Ruger auctions rare Mini-14 in support of SASP
Ruger Firearms has generously donated a very rare Ruger® Mini-14 to benefit the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP). The rifle is being auctioned on Gunbroker.com now through April 1st at 12:30 pm.
This week’s auction is a stainless, .223 Rem. caliber Ruger® Mini-14® Ranch rifle with serial number 196-26439. The roll mark date of this rifle is March 21, 2000. This rifle was never sold and has not been fired beyond normal testing during manufacture. This model rifle was manufactured for sale in the United Kingdom. The “straight-pull” only (also known as bolt-action only) models were manufactured for the UK because the semi-auto version of the Mini-14 was not legal there. This Ruger® Mini-14® rifle has an 18-1/2 inch barrel with flash suppressor. It also features a fold-down rear peep sight (adjustable for elevation and windage), and fixed front sight with bayonet lug. Other features include a zytel stock with a rubber butt pad, a heat-resistant ventilated fiberglass handguard, and a 5-round magazine. The receiver has a factory-machined scope mounting system to accommodate the included scope rings. NOTE: This firearm may not be available in all states and locales due to feature-based restrictions. Please check with your local law enforcement agency prior to purchasing to verify that it may legally be purchased and/or possessed in your particular state and locale. The rifle is being sold “as is.” The purchaser assumes all liability for its safe and proper ownership, storage, use, and resale. The Mini-14® Ranch rifle will be shipped in its original rifle box along with the original instruction manual, marketing materials, and locking device. Please note that the winning bidder of this auction is responsible for paying the Federal Excise Tax of $33.32. The rifle is a part of the Ruger factory collection in Southport, Connecticut, and a Certificate of Authenticity will be mailed to the winner of the auction.
Ruger has committed to supporting the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) through a series of Gunbroker.com auctions running through mid-April, with a new auction beginning each Wednesday at 12:30 pm EST. ALL proceeds go towards SASP and upcoming auctions will include many rare “one-of-a-kind” sample firearms!