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is there such a thing as TE/ME of zero-zero on a SA 8-65 bbl?

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    is there such a thing as TE/ME of zero-zero on a SA 8-65 bbl?

    I finally received my ME/TE gauge from Fulton Armory and was able to check my IHC postage stamp M1 that I bought years ago from a person but with no documentation, just the rifle. Claimed to have never been shot and all the parkerizing looked new and intact, all internals were IHC marked. The right receiver leg is marked "1-66 RRAD", the barrel is SA 8-65.

    I checked both ME/TE with the Fulton Armory gauge and I did not force anything, rather just let gravity do the work and as you can see BOTH readings are zero. Can this be true? Am I doing something wrong? I always thought that TE is generally a tad greater than ME but the gauge shows virtually zero wear which may be true if the rifle was never fired from the arsenal rebuild. The stock does have a box P cartouche with one side open.

    Anyway....have you seen 0-0 Garands before?

    #2
    Yes, It is possible to have a 0/0 barrel. Also you can get a brand new 2/2 barrel. Barrels from your time frame are very accurate.
    Looking for SA bayonets 922033 & 1045220

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      #3
      I have never seen a throat that measured zero. You may not be getting the gage in far enough, you need to depress the slide some.

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        #4
        What I would be leery of is a rifle with a higher ME than TE. That would indicate bore damage at the muzzle and poor accuracy.
        The thief may possess something he stole, but he does not own it.
        The owner has a right to take his property back from the thief.

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