I picked up a Mosin Nagant M44 at the last gunshow here in Houston. The rifle is in excellent condition, and I'll post pictures later tonight. I have definitely got to pick up more MN's while the prices are still good. Now for the question. I, of course, want to check the headspace before I go shoot for the first time. Am I better off buying my own gauges, or having a gunsmith do the inspection? I've called several smiths over the past two days, and they are all backlogged with rifles damaged during Ike. I really don't want to wait a month for something that should only take a couple of hours at the extreme. Any advice guys?