Samson’s A-TM Folding Stock for the Ruger Mini-14 and Mini Thirty Rifles

Samson AT-M folding stock Ruger Mini-14

Courtesy Samson Mfg.

If you’re a fan of the old A-Team and seeing a plan come together, you’ll probably appreciate Samson Manufacturing’s A-TM (geddit?) folding stock for Ruger Mini-14 and Mini Thirty rifles which they announced last month.

As Samson describes the stocks . . .

The A-TM Folding Stock is the perfect complement to your Ruger® Mini-14®. Using the original molds and wood from the original stock maker, this is not a copy or a reproduction. The A-TM Folding Stock is compatible with all Ruger® Mini-14® models and the Ruger® Mini Thirty®.
(Mini-14® and/or Mini Thirty® not included)

A-TM Mini-14 folding stock

Courtesy Brownells

Features:
  • Stainless Steel construction
  • Walnut stock
  • Drop in fit
  • Made in USA
Specifications (Folding Stock Only):
Collapsed:
  • Length: 19.5”
  • Height: 5.5”
  • Width: 3.5”
  • Weight: 4.2 lbs.
Extended:
  • Length: 29.0”
  • Height: 5.5”
  • Width: 2.25”
  • Weight: 4.2 lbs.
Length of Pull: 13.5″
Approximate overall length of extended A-TM Folding Stock and Mini-14® with an 18-inch barrel: 38″
The A-TM folding stocks just went on sale. Brownells has them for $279.99. We pity the fool who’d pass up an opportunity like that.

comments

  1. avatar PJO says:

    Ordered one of these directly from Samson two and a half months ago. All I ever received from them was a receipt. Good luck with your order…

    1. avatar bmrebel says:

      I got mine weeks ago

  2. avatar Joe says:

    It’s the A-team!

    1. avatar Andrew Lias says:

      Saw it and whistled a few bars from the theme song.

  3. avatar That Jason says:

    Armed with these, special forces operators couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn. But they were devastatingly accurate with a cabbage cannon….

    Doesn’t really recommend itself, does it?

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      If you consider the broadcast timeslot, you were lucky they could even see firearms. And don’t forget the scene where Face files down the sear in the trigger group.

      1. avatar That Jason says:

        Yeah, you never would have seen gunplay on
        Hardcastle and McCormick
        Scarecrow and Mrs. King
        MacGuyver
        Magnum PI
        Simon and Simon
        Knight Rider
        Airwolf

        All of whom also spent time in the early prime time slot in 1985.

        1. avatar Hobo with a shotgun says:

          Didn’t watch most of the others but Magnum P.I. and Simon and Simon pretty much had signature guns for all the characters.

        2. avatar Art out West says:

          Airwolf always had shooting from helicoptors, airplanes, etc. Machine guns, rockets, missiles

    2. avatar Erik says:

      They missed on purpose. They weren’t killers.

      1. avatar That Jason says:

        People who empathize with The Galactic Empire said the same thing about Stormtroopers…
        #TheEmpireDidNothingWrong

  4. avatar Specialist38 says:

    159……..ok sign me up.

    279……no thanks!

    It’s a handy accessory for a Mini. I’m not paying to be on the A-Team.

    I’m sure they will sell a bunch…..just not to me.

  5. avatar strych9 says:

    I really like the standard Ranch stock. I see no reason to switch.

    1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

      Had me one on a ranch in the 90s. When life imploded in the early 00s, sold it for 300, so replacing it would be a wash, at that price.

      Hey, at the time, I liked the look. Today, I like the idea of a brace as an SBR work-around better…

      (Easter ‘Peeps’. Nature’s most *perfect* food, sugar-coated sugar! 😉 )

      1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

        take the m’wave challenge…

      2. avatar The Next Gen says:

        SB Tactical braces are awesome. Peeps suck! Cadbury Eggs is where it’s at.

  6. avatar Mack The Knife says:

    “Pity the fool.” Hahaha, Mr T, great sneak of a famous phrase, except phonetically spelled, pity the Fuool!!

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      i remember that guy bouncing on division.
      fame brought out his inner arborist.

  7. avatar Dave says:

    I love it when a plan comes together.

  8. avatar Steve says:

    Ruger sells them on their online store as well.

  9. avatar enuf says:

    So I’ve heard all the stories of the Mini-14 being as accurate as a garden hose adjusted for wide area dispersal. Problem is, I’ve only shot one of this model, belonging to a friend, and it was a perfectly fine shooter. At 100 yards could reliably hit a clay pigeon, so long as I did my part. With a completely stock gun, plain original stock and sights.

    The other thing is when I’ve tried folding stocks on other long guns I have found them too unbalanced in weight. I ended up removing the folding stock and returning to the standard one that it came with.

    So if this is your thing, ignore all opinions and do what makes you happy.

    I mean, it’s your marksmanship, and its your money, after all.

    1. avatar napresto says:

      I regularly shoot successfully to 200 yds with mine, both iron sights and with an inexpensive red dot. Not sure the group size (knowing me, my vision, and my impatience, probably not great), but hitting steel silhouettes at those ranges is no problem. The Mini-14 isn’t the disaster a lot of people would have you believe – it’s a fine gun designed for good practical accuracy. I really like it, better, I think, than the ARs I’ve shot when visiting freer states than my own…

      1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

        I was never any good with mine, but it was an early production run, so that may have been a part of it.

        What annoyed me, it *consistently* dented the shoulder of the brass on ejection, and I could never decide if fired brass was safe to reload back then.

        I kinda regret letting mine go, the last three digits of the serial number were 223.

        I might have to get another new one, I’ve heard the accuracy is much better now, and I still have a small mountain of stainless 30-round magazines in storage. It might be fun to have another stainless ranch with that stock, since it appears to be an excellent copy of the original ‘sterile’ GB stock…

        1. avatar Napresto says:

          Yeah, that bent brass thing is characteristic. Mine does it to. I don’t reload (yet), so it only bugs me in an abstract sense.

    2. avatar Ron says:

      Lots of people like to blame the gun for their inadequacies…

  10. avatar TP says:

    Hopefully they offer a blued or nitrided version.

  11. avatar MADDMAXX says:

    I think I’ll just leave my Mini-14 alone, it has never failed me, it shoots ,223 and 5.56, it’s accurate at 100 yards.. AND it doesn’t look like one of those scary “killer” black FULLY semi-automatic ASSAULTING things.. Now if I can just figure out how to get it off the bottom of that lake…

    1. avatar possum says:

      whoe’d have ever thought a magnet could be so profitable

      1. avatar MADDMAXX says:

        An EXCELLENT idea, I’ll grab that 650 foot rope out in the shed, go find a 10 pound magnet, buy a new boat and invest in a submersible self powered camera to find that stuff… Should be a piece of cake to retrieve a rifle that I bought used for $150.00 nearly 20 years ago… Suggestion noted and appreciated…

        1. avatar Art out West says:

          You got a deal on that rifle. $150 twenty years ago, was pretty darn good. I paid about a $100 for a Marlin 60 back then, and a Mini-14 is certainly worth more than 1.5 Marlin 60s (and I love Marlin 60s).

        2. avatar MADDMAXX says:

          Hell it even had a $50.00 scope on it…

  12. avatar possum says:

    Folding stocks are for tank drivers and drive by:s.

    1. avatar Specialist38 says:

      Or underneath a pickup seat…..at the bottom of a lake.

      1. avatar possum says:

        that made me laugh,

    2. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

      Get in, we are doing freedom shit.

  13. avatar Shawn says:

    I’m going to be honest here but when I saw the picture of that mini-14 the first word that entered my mind was “abomination“. It just looks so bad to me. That’s something you’d expect out of bubbas garage.

    1. avatar MADDMAXX says:

      “the first word that entered my mind was “abomination“.

      Really??? Not SCARRY!! with the “black” pistol grip hand thingy and that Euro-looking assault rifle stock that can be adjusted or even folded out of way to make your Mini 14 even more accurate and more deadly in close quarters? And your first thought is “abomination”? Actually mine was ridiculous and senseless….

      1. avatar Shawn says:

        “Ridiculous and senseless“. Same difference.

        1. avatar MADDMAXX says:

          I was playing at being facetious aka sarcastic, bemused, funny NOT ironic and abomination IS a perfect description of that add on crap…

    2. avatar Erik says:

      Ask your husband if he liked the A-Team. He can explain it better.

  14. avatar Smith Wesson says:

    I want that exact combo! I hope Ruger does a run with the stock so that I don’t have to buy separately.

    I’m already planning the new purchase.

    I’ll leave it just like that, iron sights, sleek and all business. I think it’s the best looking folding stocked firearm.

  15. avatar Travis says:

    So will this fir the newer versions as well, or only the old pencil barrel ones?

  16. avatar Jeff says:

    Why would I pay more for a stock than I paid for the rifle?

    1. avatar bmrebel says:

      you haven’t priced Mini 14s with folding wood stocks

    2. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

      Where did you get yours from? Cuz I need to start shopping there.

      1. avatar MADDMAXX says:

        got mine at a gun and pawn in central Fl for $150.00 in ’02..

  17. avatar Eric Swalwell says:

    I would like to have some fun and play dirty. Do you have armpit hair Ms. Mizarucata?

    Eric Swalwell 2020

  18. avatar Kevin Kmet says:

    I just got mine after waiting 6 months. I am really disappointing. The stain color is so light it looks like cheap poplar. All the photos show it looking like a true walnut Ruger color stock. UGLY, NOT WORTH IT EXPENSIVE CRAP.

  19. avatar Kevin Kmet says:

    I just got mine after waiting 6 months. I am really disappointed. The stain color is so light it looks like cheap poplar. All the photos show it looking like a true walnut Ruger color stock. UGLY, NOT WORTH IT EXPENSIVE CRAP.

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