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A po might have been dealing with hard primers on his military ammo and a weakened mainspring so the spacer was an easy cheap way to increase the power of the spring. I’ve added spacers on springs to increase their power on different projects. When I finally get my No1Mk3 I’m going to try to lighten the mainspring like I’ve done on my ‘03s and Krags to make them run easier. Hopefully next week. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JD 303 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2021 at 11:04am
Possibly.
 I bought this rifle about 15 yrs ago,as a Christmas present,for my brother.
He "sporterized" it,but never fired it !
He decided not to hunt,anymore ,so it came back to me.
I'm trying to get it back to military dress.He kept all the screws,slings,top wood, etc.but not the fore- end piece he cut off,or the rear band.
I plan on replacing butt,and fore stock,and the magazine,which he cut to 5 rounds.
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I'm thinking a "Bubbah" fix for old tired click BANG ammo maybe?
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You can improve the feel of cocking the bolt if you polish the inside of the bolt and the firing pin collar.
Having less friction (resistance) between the bolt body and the spring, and the firing pin collar and the bolt body will also benefit the striking speed of the firing pin. 
A few miliseconds gained between trigger pull and firing pin striking the primer is good for accuracy.
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Great points, Zed! I'll try that on my rifles.
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Found the  problem with the bolt closing:
I was checking the bolt,and I noticed there was more wear on the outer lug,than the inner lug.
So,with a bit of CAUTIOUS "stoning",it now closes well,and the soot shows equal marks on both sides.

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Polished my striker [had to laugh remembering the bit from Airplane] with 600 grit paper. Seems pretty slick now. My bud is supposed to bring his chamber gauges to our cas match next Saturday. The bolt lifting when it is dry fired is annoying [but supposedly normal] so I will look in my washer collection to find or make a couple brass washers to see if i can stop it. 

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