I just traded for a Mini 14 stainless 196 series and from what I can tell it was produced in 2000 although my serial number is way below the number listed for the beginning of production for that year 196 000XX
I guess my reason for getting it is an A-Team fantasy I've had since I was younger.
The question I have is about aftermarket stock options. I want to purchase an ATI Strikeforce stock with the scorpion recoil system(so my youngest can shoot it comfortably). Has anyone had experience with these stocks? Are they any good? How difficult is the change over? Any problems I should be aware of?
Also any advice in general about Mini 14's as I've never even touched one before last night.