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Old 09-15-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default Head spaces gauges for Mosin Nagant

I received my Russian surplus Mosin Nagant yesterday. I only paid $100 plus shipping. It shoots 7.62 x 54R. I was very pleased with my purchase. It looks almost brand new. It's an earlier model because it has the hexagonal receiver. My son and I watched Enemy at the Gates last night, too. The M/N was the rifle the Ruskie sniper was using. I'll post some pictures later.

Are head space gauges something a gun shop would have? Anyone know of a gunsmith who might have them? Would he charge me any less than the $50 I'd pay for the go and no-go gauge set?

Does anyone here have a set that I could swing by and use for this 30 second test?
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:32 PM   #2
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Where'd you get yours, I been looking for one
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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Where'd you get yours, I been looking for one
Here ya are. I didn't pay the extra $10 for best of 5 and I got a very nice looking one. I'm tempted to get another one for my son.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=F3MOSIN9130
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Default Pictures of my Mosin Nagant

What it looks like now:
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Here's what I'm going for: new Boyds stock, Rock Solid scope mount, and Rock Solid bolt with turned down handle.
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ya that is a great looking gun, especially for only $100. You shot it yet?
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Everyone should have at least one Mosin in the safe. I love taking mine out to the range.
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Unless it shows a lot of abuse and wear you should not have to worry about the head space. Since it is a rimmed case it head space off the rim, If you worried about it you can cut a peice of shim stock of difference thickness and check it. just my 2 cents jj
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ya that is a great looking gun, especially for only $100. You shot it yet?
Waiting for two things. Head space check and 880 rounds of ammo. The latter will have to wait until payday. I'm self-employed so who knows when that will be. The former I may be able to check using other techniques besides the $54 gauge set, like maybe that plastic you use to check tolerances between bearings on an engine?

AIM Surplus has Bulgarian ammo for $0.16 per round if you buy in large quantities. I've been stocking up on ammunition this year.
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