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Hey folks,
I tried my first attempt at a shim to fit my 45-70 barrel. When I received it, it was a little bit loose on my frame. I found that I could use mini-feeler guages into the hinge space to size up the fit. With the forend off, I was able to just slip the guages in from the top and then close the action. I went with a .003 as it gave me the tightest lockup. .004 would close but the action wouldn't lock no matter how hard I slammed it. .003 took a firm shutting but would lock up nice and tight. I tested this with some firm blows from a rubber mallet and it wouldn't pop open.
Once I had the size pegged, I followed the tips found in the FAQ section on fitting barrels. Now my barrel locks up vault solid. I'm not sure how many rounds of 45-70 it will withstand but I'm looking forward to finding out.
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You did good now go shoot it and let us know how it does . ;D

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Fist shim done
When I first read this I remembered my thumb[/color] shim. ;D ::) OOuch! Lock up was sure tight but made the latch messy with blood. Then I realized it is just a typo.

Great job with the shim. I've been lucky so far. Mine have fit pretty good without having to shim.

Sorry but I just couldn't resist.

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Hey Jerry,
I didn't even notice my type o until you pointed it out. That would be painful as all ****.
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