You Probably wouldn't need head space gauges But I've checked mine as I got them and one of them with matching #s had excessive headspace. It is just a good idea, especially if the numbers don't match. I checked headspace with bolt heads from other Mosins and it was no longer excessive. You can assume the headspace is good but I'll check mine, with or without matching numbers.
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