Mini-14 Ranch Rifle
(Manufactured from 1982 - 2004)
Caliber: 222 Rem, 223 Rem
Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production:
187-00001 1982
187-02611 1983
187-13218 1984
187-27226 1985
187-50919 1986
187-59308 1987
187-70033 1988
187-84127 1989
188-01157 1990
188-30499 1991
188-50902 1992
188-66901 1993
188-71086 1994
188-85981 1995
195-06037 1996
195-27761 1997
195-44221 1998
195-63542 1999
196-06325 2000
196-44553 2001
196-80982 2002
196-99207 2003
197-12180 2004

The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year. This number should be used as a point of reference only. It is not necessarily the very first serial number shipped, but it can be used to determine the approximate year your Ruger firearm was shipped.

Ruger does not produce firearms in serial number order. There are occasions when blocks of serial numbers have been manufactured out of sequence, sometimes years later. Also, within a model family the same serial number prefix may be used to produce a variety of different models, all in the same block of serial numbers. And in some cases, models may be stored for a length of time before they are shipped.

For details on your specific serial number you may contact our Service Departments:
• Rifles, Shotguns, Revolvers: 603-865-2442
• Pistols: 928-541-8892

For serial numbers manufactured prior to our electronic records, or for an official letter confirming the details on your firearm please download and mail in the Request for Letter of Authenticity form.