Gun Report

Ruger K-Mini Thirty-P/20 No. 5853 7.62x39mm

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With 20-round magazine or flush-fit five-round boxes, this may be the best all-around definition of Ruger’s original concept, the Ranch Rifle.

Ruger K-Mini Thirty-P/20 No. 5853 7.62x39mm

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
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Safety on meant this panel was pressed backwards into the radius of the trigger guard.
The Ruger’s front sight was a ramped blade between two protective ears machined as one piece including a barrel band. The unit was held in place by a roll pin, and all sight adjustments were made at the rear sight. For comparison, at right is a 223 barrel.
The Mini Thirty offered simplicity without bulk. The rear-sight unit offered positive locking windage and elevation adjustment. The subtle notch and arc cutouts fore and aft of the ejection port served as a scope base. The bolt catch was the small rod protruding from the left side atop the receiver.

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