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#1 ronzo

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:56 AM

I have no gunsmithing experience could someone explain headspace to me?
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 01:49 PM

In a gatling, The distance between the bolt and the shell. If the bolt is too close, the bolt will hit the shell. Too light and you get into a few problems, the firing pin will be too far away and if for some reason it did fire, the shell would be wobbling around in there loose.

 

Thats my take, others that know more will probably chime in.

 

It is easily adjustable on a Gat gun if your bolts are the same length....

 

This is why its so important to have each bolt the SAME length.... And the carrier block holes, the same depth...


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:45 PM

In a gatling, The distance between the bolt and the shell. If the bolt is too close, the bolt will hit the shell. Too light and you get into a few problems, the firing pin will be too far away and if for some reason it did fire, the shell would be wobbling around in there loose.
 
Thats my take, others that know more will probably chime in.
 
It is easily adjustable on a Gat gun if your bolts are the same length....
 
This is why its so important to have each bolt the SAME length.... And the carrier block holes, the same depth...


That makes sense now.
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:19 PM

Sometimes a picture helps

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:26 PM

Sometimes a picture helps


Got it.
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