I feel ya Noelf, I can definitely see where you are coming from. But I have a Type 53 that is a hodge podge of parts, nothing matches. So I have been scared to crack it off. But I checked it with the gauges, and yep, it passes with flying colors, go figure. But for being all mismatched, its in beautiful shape, I've never seen a bore as good as that 53 on a Nagant. But please post more of your empty case and masking tape method for us.
"You're so drunk you cant hit nothin, In fact you're probably seeing double"...."I have TWO GUNS one for each of ya"