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Old November 20th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #1
 
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Mini-14 extractor (new vs. old)

Hey all,

I was curious if anyone knows if the newer 580/581 series Mini-14 rifles have the same extractor as the original 180/1970's series.

Need to replace the extractor on an old 1976 mini-14 and don't know if I need a special part or if I can just use and current extractor.

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Old November 22nd, 2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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Ruger customer service would probably be able to help you with that. They have been very helpful to me in the past.
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Nope, they gave me the "We'll give you a credit towards a new gun" and "We don't service those old 180 series" e-mails, just like they have for any other questions I've had. =\

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For anyone interested, it turns out that the bolts and extractors are totally different.

On the 180 series there is not only the extractor, but also a small ejector at the bottom which punches the empty casing out and forward for the weapon.

currently trying to write into ruger enough and complain loud enough, that they will atleast send me the specs so I can fabricate my own extractor and ejector because I find it totally unreasonable that they refuse to help with a still modern rifle.
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Got an e-mail reply from Ruger today, it's a shame you can't e-mail an actual person and have to go through their form each and everytime.

Basically it was a really polite "No, go away" letter stating they refuse to offer any actual help and refused to give me a way to actually fix my rifle. And basically they told me they won't fix or support it and won't give me the means to fix or support it myself by allowing me to get the proper specs for the parts. This confuses me, if they don't want to support it, why not let someone else? this is a horrible excuse for customer service!

This is very saddening to me because it makes me think twice now about ever recommended anyone ever buy a mini-14 again, because who knows when ruger may just up and decide to never support it.

And I can't seem to buy the excuse of 'due to age', because I have plenty of other guns that are much older and still have parts available and support from companies - examples being many of my older colt and remington ones.

such a shame, I hope no one else has to deal with this.
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I am dealing with the same thing,and the same response from Ruger.

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Did you check Numrich?
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Yes. I even checked brownells and Myers gun repair he has had lot of other old parts.
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Hope everything works out.

I own a few old pre 180 guns as well, never had to replace factory parts and hope I never do. Good luck!


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Yes. I even checked brownells and Myers gun repair he has had lot of other old parts.
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I am thinking about Parting Mine out. Or selling it whole as a parts gun and all it needs is an ejector.
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CaliforniaSon go to Flordiagunworks searck for ruger mini 14 extractor 180. they have one for 49.95. LOL

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Thank you everyone.
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I'm looking for an ejector next, I'm starting to think it's time I scrap this thing and just warn anyone I can about ever purchasing one of these since Ruger refuses to offer any customer support or a way to fix it myself.

such a shame, I had sworn against ever buying an AR, but atleast there will always be parts for those.
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180 series extractor

dont know if that part will work but I just bought a 180 series extractor from Jack First INC 1201 Turbine way SD 57703 phone # 605-343-8481 cost was about 45.00 with shipping and then had a gun smith fit it. My mini is a 1976 law enforcement model
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180-series extractor at Florida Gunworks. $49.95.
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