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    IMHO - A U.S. Krag bolt should show some...

    IMHO - A U.S. Krag bolt should show some clearance, (approximately .001" to .004"), between the rear of the Bolt's 'guide rib/ safety-lug' and the receiver. This appears to be how Springfield Armory...
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    It use to be a practice among some professional...

    It use to be a practice among some professional and amateur gunsmiths to 'Lap' the rear of the single lug on the U.S. Krag Bolt.

    The intention was to allow the rear of the Bolt's 'Safety/Guide...
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    'CHUCKW' can add a thin washer or layers of foil...

    'CHUCKW' can add a thin washer or layers of foil to his 'No-Go' head-space gauge, to build up rim thickness to .070 to .073". This will allow it to serve as a 'Field' gauge, for repeat testing.
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    I use a 'knock-off' .30-40 Field Gauge that...

    I use a 'knock-off' .30-40 Field Gauge that measures .073". None of my Krags will close on this. (I strip the bolt for testing).

    Amazingly, my fired Brass Cases will fit, (without re-sizing),...
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