Ruger mini 14 rattles

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    Ruger mini 14 rattles

    I just inherited a used mini 14 from my dad. He had it for about 8-10 years and shot about 50rds thru it.
    I just got it two days ago and went through it and gave it a thorough cleaning. Question is that the gas mechanism rattles when it is shaken or when it is carried. Does anyone out there know off this problem and is it safe to shoot or should it be on its way to my gunsmith?


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    Shouldn't be rattling,you sure you got it back together right
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    Yeah, I can't remember every in and out of how the Mini goes together, but I'd bet you have something caddywompus (technical firearm term). I don't think it ought to be rattling when you pick it up but with how rock solid that design is, I'd bet it was an assembly issue rather than a broken gun issue...
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    Don't get any rattles out of my Mini Thirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Shouldn't be rattling,you sure you got it back together right
    I did not take it apart. and it rattled when I got it
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    I down loaded the parts schematics and it appears that the gas block assembly is missing. My dad does not have a clue about it. Sucks. Hello gunsmith
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichiganCCW View Post
    I down loaded the parts schematics and it appears that the gas block assembly is missing. My dad does not have a clue about it. Sucks. Hello gunsmith
    Um yeah, that's pretty integral to it working correctly. I've never taken that apart so I honestly don't know if you could put on back on by yourself.
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    Never disassembled a Mini-14, but if they're put together like an M-14 on a smaller scale, the gas block should be pretty easy to remove. Might need a special tool - check Brownell's.

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    ...might be less expensive to send it back to Ruger...well worth fixing properly, either way...

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