Ruger 77 serial number dating

I heard on one of these forums that the angled forend screw should NOT touch the wood.

A little work with a rat-tailed file, and it does OK, now.

Hope this info helps others and that it's not a repeat that can be found elsewhere here but I couldn't locate it. ------------------------------------------------------------- Mini-14 Rifle (Manufactured from 1974 to 1977) Caliber: .223 Rem.

Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production: 580-00001 2005 580-15286 2006 580-32382 2007 580-50951 2008 580-76276 2009 The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year.

This number should be used as a point of reference only.

It is not necessarily the very first serial number shipped, but it can be used to determine the approximate year your Ruger firearm was shipped.

I just joined this forum when I became interested in buying a mini 14 and had trouble learning which one to buy.

Did discover that I should be looking for a 581 series over a 580 series but hard to tell what series a mini is by looking at it.

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