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Is this upper wood vented handguard factory ? I’d never even seen a wooden upper on a mini14 till this one. Googled image didn’t show me any with holes drill in them.
Seller says it’s factory. I’m doubting it. Thanks
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It does look somewhat "vaguely" familiar... as in "I believe" that I might have seen another pic of this same Mini-14 version in the past. Perhaps it is one of those "distributor specials" as Ruger is very fond of offering up... ;) :confused: :D
 

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The older model Mini 14’s had wooden upper handguards, at least the ones I had did but they didn’t have vent holes, I think someone drilled a factory handguard, if so did a good job.
 

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Be nice, or at least, be honest...and DOL
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I cannot quite tell from the pics, but if it is a 181, the stock is probably original and if a 182, it may or may not be. It does look like a early Ruger stock set. Either way, I've seen, owned and fired a few Minis/ACs and never seen a wooden hand guard with holes. If, as it appears in the pictures, the holes are nearly so but not exactly aligned, I'd say there is no way it left Ruger that way. Pop it off and look at the underside - if the exit side of the holes are ragged, I'd say that is the final answer.
 

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Sorry. It’s in north ms. I can get you a contact if you want. He really wanted my 17l we just couldn’t reach a deal.
 
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