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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dispatch55126, Feb 9, 2008.

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  1. dispatch55126

    dispatch55126 Member

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    Is this such an issue with all matching numbers?

    I can see it with a mix match bolt but if it is all matching and in good condition, one would think it would still be fine.
     
  2. cracked butt

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    Generally no.
     
  3. paintballdude902

    paintballdude902 Member

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    i would still chekc it with a go/no go guage just to be on the safe side
     
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    I just finished doing mine. It'll cost you $17 to pick up either a no-go or field gauge (your choice). You don't need a "go" gauge as your ammo is doing that for you! It'll take you all of 5 minutes if you know how to break down your bolt and put it back together. The hardest part is drifting the extractor out.

    Don't forget to put the extractor back in when you're done . . . . I did both of my Mosin, had them back in the gunsocks and in the safe and then noticed two extractor's sitting on my bench. :( The good news is that I think i could tear down a Mosin bolt with my eyes closed. :)

    Have a good one,
    Dave
     
  5. Jim Watson

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    What do you milsurpers do when you find a rifle with excess chamber headspace? Enough to accept the Field gauge, just to be sure we are talking about something generally considered undesirable.
     
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    I suspect everyone has their own idea's . .but I think it'd be a wallhanger or parts gun for me if it failed a field gauge.
     
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    What to do when you find out that your milsurp has excessive headspace depends on which milsurp you're talking about.

    With an Enfield, you can just change the bolt face. Easy and cheap.

    With a Mauser, if I'm not mistaken, you'd have to rebarrel the weapon. Not so easy or cheap.
     
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