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Ruger Mini14 model 5855

BuzzlessBuzzless New MemberPosts: 1 New Member
I am having a bit of trouble with this one...will standard AR type mags and their various clones fit this model??

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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,889 Senior Member
    No. It takes Mini-14-specific mags. The latching mechanism is totally different. ARs use a push-button release that latches in from the side, Minis use a paddle-type that latches in the rear.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    There is a way to modify AR mags to fit, but I forgot exactly where to punch out the mag. Some mags a have a pre-stamped knock-out sorta like the dash on your to where you can easily change it to add something.


    BTW, Ruger 30 round mags are on the civilian market now. Usually best to use OEM.
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    I remember the Mini-14 magazines being more solidly constructed compared to M-16 magazines......
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,889 Senior Member
    Also the followers and feed lips are different, and there's dimensional differences.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Also the followers and feed lips are different, and there's dimensional differences.

    Maybe I'm thunking about AR-15 mags (aftermarket) made by a particular company that had the punch-out option, long time, me forgit much.
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,889 Senior Member
    There was one that had an either/or option. I think Ram-Line?
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  • gunrunner428gunrunner428 Senior Member Posts: 1,018 Senior Member
    Mec-Gar, if memory serves, offered a mag that had mag-release cutouts to fit either a Mini-14 or an AR. Never heard any kind of review on them, as Mec-Gar wasn't necessarily regarded as a 'premium' brand...
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