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The answer is no, new weapons don't need to be gauged.
New and overhauled weapons are proof-fired and gauged prior to being shipped to your unit.
Of course, any time armorers suspect problems with a weapon or when the bolt or barrel is replaced, the weapon should be gauged.
All Army units and activated Guard and Reserve units must have all their small arms gauged by direct support within one year of receiving them.