Seeking a Mini-14 Expert
I have a Mini-14 that I'm trying to get some info on. I bought it new, it has a 186 serial number that according to Ruger was made in Nov. 1997. It is a green laminated stock, stainless, with a factory flash suppressor. I saw it in a large gun shop during the assault weapons ban sometimes after its manufacture. I asked about the flash supressor as no other Mini-14 I saw for sale during this era had one. The shop owner said Ruger made 1000 of them and the large dealers got two each.
I'm assuming its a LE model of some type and rare according to what I was told. Can anyone tell me anything about it and its value? It's in new condition and has been fired less than 50 rounds. Many thanks in advance.