bit the bullet, gave the gunsmith the green light 'get'r done'. What else am I going to do, have a good receiver and barrel set in my closet for who knows how long? Live and learn when piece milling military guns together it's either going come togther the first time or bust. I was lucky with a Springfield 1903A, receiver from SOG a barrel from Gun Brokers and it came together with no hithces, in fact the gunsmith was impressed everything looked good, worked good and gaged good. Thanks for the info. but Stand by, I never learned from my mom to learn from your mistakes, in other words I probably do this again, just can't help it.