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Old 02-20-2012, 08:37 AM
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Default Relation between the M14 and the Mini-14?

Is there one? This has been bugging me for a while now, since both rifles share a similar physical appearance and name. Was the Mini-14 designed as a "downsized" M14 in a smaller caliber or is it just a superficial similarity intended for marketing toward fans of the M14/M1A rifle?
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:54 AM
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The bolt assemblies/actions look pretty similar from the outside but I believe the Mini-14s is smaller overall so the parts aren't interchangeable.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:22 PM
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The relation is in the looks only, the mini 14 actually is more related to a m1 carbine.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:54 AM
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Bingo,

I have a copy of the M14 History and Development and the Mini14 is not mentioned in it as it's not a true M14 varient.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:10 PM
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According to wikipedia:

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Mini-14 is derived from the military M14 rifle implying a miniature version of the M14. Ruger used the M14 as a model for the new rifle while incorporating numerous innovations and cost-saving engineering changes.
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Isn't the wood furniture the same? With the folding stock variant it looks almost identical.

If not then i'd say the M2 automatic carbine was used.
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