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Posted: 1/24/2006 6:11:55 AM EDT
Just purchased my first FAL; a nice SA58. I would like to have a complete, spare bolt and carrier assembly that I can drop in as needed. I have one on order. My question involves head spacing. Can I safely use the spare bolt as a drop-in, assuming that the new assembly will not close on my Forster NO-GO gauge (1.634") with normal two thumb pressure? Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 9:36:48 AM EDT
Yes, assuming that it closes on a go gauge.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:18:18 PM EDT
When checking th headspace with the "new" bolt and carrier, make sure that the chamber and bolt face a clean and that the extractor is removed. You can check the head space with the extractor in place, but it is a pain in the butt.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:07:18 AM EDT
Thanks, guys. Curt, I figured the GO was a given. Thank you for pointing it out. You never know how "new" somebody is.

MD, yeah, I have done it with the extractor in place on M1A's, AR's and others, but it is a pain. The extractor will be removed for this exercise.

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