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Hi everyone,

Just came here to the horses mouth so to speak.

I have a MINI 14 that I received in late 1977 or early 1978 in the Fort Carson area. It had been on back order for a very long time as I think it was during the change over from the 180 to 181 series. The time is about right but it has been a very long time.

My question and interest is about the serial number. My MINI 14 has a serial number of 181-00431. My research indicates the SN should start somewhere around 181-7XXXX. Any opinions about the SN and if a low SN adds any value to the rifle. It is not a safe queen, it is still in good shape with maybe 200-400 rounds through it. Last time it was fired was about 20-30 years ago. If I need a picture of the SN I will have to dig it out of the safe. Maybe it is a partial safe queen as it has been in the safe for a long time after I got one.

Thanks for your time,

Cary
 
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