Need Help with Mini-14 reassembly

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saltysam

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The trigger guard won't snap back into place. It's stuck. I've tried putting safety in both positions and moving bolt fore and aft. Nothing has worked. I don't want to force the trigger guard for fear of bending it. Any suggestions from anyone? Salty
 

kenny1773

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from the manual

3. Final reassembly of rifle:

a. Replace stock by inserting its front end into the gas block at a slight angle. When the stock is correctly seated into the gas block, the stock can be swung down into full contact with the receiver.

b. Insert the opened trigger housing assembly, safety “ON”, into the stock (the hammer must be cocked prior to insertion). When fully seated, swing the trigger guard fully into place until it locks shut. An audible “click” will be heard when it is correctly locked. Cycle the slide handle and safety a few times to be certain the components are correctly assembled. Put the safety back “ON”.

c. Reinsert an empty magazine and fully withdraw slide. The bolt should lock open automatically.
 

saltysam

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from the manual

3. Final reassembly of rifle:

a. Replace stock by inserting its front end into the gas block at a slight angle. When the stock is correctly seated into the gas block, the stock can be swung down into full contact with the receiver.

b. Insert the opened trigger housing assembly, safety “ON”, into the stock (the hammer must be cocked prior to insertion). When fully seated, swing the trigger guard fully into place until it locks shut. An audible “click” will be heard when it is correctly locked. Cycle the slide handle and safety a few times to be certain the components are correctly assembled. Put the safety back “ON”.

c. Reinsert an empty magazine and fully withdraw slide. The bolt should lock open automatically.
Thanks for your help, Kenny. I regret to tell you that I had the manual opened in front of me before doing anything and followed every step listed. I am baffled by this. I disassembled my M-1 Garand and reassembled it while being timed. That was in 1962. The Ruger assembles like the Garand. I'm going to repeat all steps one more time. Thanks again. Salty.
 

kenny1773

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Based off the initial question, I thought maybe you needed the instructions.

Can you view youtube video? Here is how to put it back together, maybe going back to step one and reassembling again will get it


It has been a while since I have had mine apart
 
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