The Mini-14 rifle was developed in the early 1970’s and introduced near 1974. To put it simply, the Mini-14 is a M-14 “clone” scaled down to use the then-new 5.56mm / .223 Rem cartridge. Mini-14 is somewhat similar in design to M1 Garand and M-14 rifles, utilizing the same gas action with underbarrel gas piston, rotating bolt, positive safety with safety switch located at the forward part of the trigger guard.
One of the top action gunsmiths in America today is Larry Crow. Larry owns and operates Competitive Edge Gun Works in Bogard, MO. He is a member of the prestigious American Pistolsmiths Guild and has been creating quality firearms for more than 20 years.
In the program you’re about to see, Larry Crow shows you complete disassembly and reassembly of the ruger Mini-14 rifle alng with the modifications and adjustments one can do to make this rifle more accurate and reliable. Strict attention is given to nomenclature of parts and funtionality.