Mini Thirty Rifle
(Manufactured from 1986 - 2004)
Caliber: 762x39
Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production:
186-00501 1986
189-00001 1987
189-15143 1988
189-17652 1989
189-25005 1990
189-38805 1991
189-51041 1992
189-52528 1993
189-59348 1994
189-65480 1995
189-75697 1996
189-82126 1997
189-84971 1998
189-89313 1999
189-96162 2000
*196-06325 2001
*196-44553 2002
*196-99207 2003
*197-12180 2004

* Mini Thirty serial numbers rollmarked with Mini-14 Ranch Rifles beginning in 2001

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 necessarily 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, firearms may be stored for a length of time before they are shipped.

For details on your specific serial number you may contact our Service Department: 336-949-5200

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.