This is the little brother of the Ruger Mini Thirty
Also classified by the US Government
as a Battle Rifle
, this is commonly used among farmers
for warding off predators
. Hence they sell a model called the Ranch Rifle. The Ranch Rifle varies from the basic mini-14 in that it's got a lighter colored stock and stainless steel, polished parts to add to visibility.
Expect to pay around US$300-500 for a good condition mini-14.
Caliber: 223 (5.56mm)
Barrel Length: 18.5"
Overall Length: 37.25"
Weight: 6lbs 4oz
Magazine Capacity: 5, 30, 50 round (common); 100 round drum (uncommon)
Stats from The Shooters Bible