Originally Posted by HANDLER
action face was trued,,lugs lapped,,,the stock was designed with a derlin barrel accurizer,,that was never installed,,has the aluminum bedding,thnx
Truing the face of the action is not actually required in a Mauser mod 98 as the barrel face should lock up on the armourers lugs inside the action threads .
The barrel shoulder does no even have to touch the action face .
That's how Mauser designed them to work.
That is provinding no one has removed the lugs.
I lock my barrels on the lugs and have about .003 gap at the barel shoulder but each to his own , you can lock up on the face if you want .