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Old 11-12-2017, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by tony270 View Post
Thanks for the reply. What if I can clearly see that the bolt handle and the metal on the rifle are deformed causing the malfunction, at least by .025, the thickness of manila/file folder paper? I have a dial caliper that I can measure the head space with. Thanks
Remove all the burrs and galling and re-machine the surfaces flat and lap the parts together.
Then set the barrel back to correct the headspace and grease the locking lug so it will not gall again.
If the receiver continues to setback, the receiver is too soft and the action is garbage.
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