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Posted: 11/7/2020 10:14:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/7/2020 10:52:26 PM EST
Blank gun
Link Posted: 11/8/2020 8:12:24 AM EST
Junk Lithgow receiver?
Link Posted: 11/8/2020 12:11:39 PM EST
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Yeah, cast Lithgow. Lucky just the heel went, bolt lugs held up, though.
Link Posted: 11/8/2020 5:13:58 PM EST
Holy crap! Are these receivers just crappy or is this something I need to look out for in my Springfield Scout Squad?
Link Posted: 11/16/2020 1:21:29 PM EST
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This is a Garand receiver that was made by Lithgow and they have problems.  It is not a Springfield M1A.
Link Posted: 11/17/2020 1:12:19 AM EST
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This is a Garand receiver that was made by Lithgow and they have problems.  It is not a Springfield M1A.
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I was just worried about the whole "cast receiver thing". I love my M1A Scout
Link Posted: 11/17/2020 8:01:24 AM EST
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I was just worried about the whole "cast receiver thing". I love my M1A Scout
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This is a Garand receiver that was made by Lithgow and they have problems.  It is not a Springfield M1A.

I was just worried about the whole "cast receiver thing". I love my M1A Scout

Yep. ... There's a reason M1 Garands were built on forged receivers.
Link Posted: 11/17/2020 3:21:38 PM EST
Just to clarify.. What supposedly happened here?  I see that the bolt came back forcefully and broke the heel of the receiver off, but why the overpressure?  Why did a reenactor at an event have a projectile in the barrel?  Did a blank firing adaptor get plugged or what?
Link Posted: 11/17/2020 5:37:38 PM EST
I saw a M1-A break the exact same way minus the OOB kaboom. It was at a NRA Highpower tournament the weekend before the 1994 AWB was set to begin. I think he sent the rifle overnight to Springfield Armory for replacement.

The heel of M1 Garand and M14 based receivers absorb an impact every time they are fired. Normally they rarely break. I have one M1-A that hammers the tang on the firing pin. I don't know why, it just does.

Hit on something long enough and things can break.
Link Posted: 11/18/2020 8:32:24 AM EST
Every time that I have seen the M1/M14 receiver blow out like that, blanks and extremely dirty rifles were involved. (each and everyone was VFW rifles)
Link Posted: 11/18/2020 9:31:41 AM EST
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Someday soon, I'm going to order a forged receiver and build out a nice standard length M1A.
Link Posted: 11/18/2020 11:16:36 AM EST
cast or forged is irrelevant..

the ONLY reason this happened was an improperly set up BFA and it was over gassing the weapon and/or also weak oprod springs..


period..
Link Posted: 11/20/2020 3:02:42 AM EST
Yikes thats pretty scary
Link Posted: 11/20/2020 9:26:54 AM EST
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I have a grenade launcher for my garand. The only reason I have not shot it is I'm afraid of this. Lol. Yes it has a new oprod spring. I'm just a chicken.
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cast or forged is irrelevant..

the ONLY reason this happened was an improperly set up BFA and it was over gassing the weapon and/or also weak oprod springs..


period..


I have a grenade launcher for my garand. The only reason I have not shot it is I'm afraid of this. Lol. Yes it has a new oprod spring. I'm just a chicken.
With the "poppet" gas cylinder lock screw installed...go shoot it...
Link Posted: 11/20/2020 10:03:39 AM EST
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cast or forged is irrelevant..

the ONLY reason this happened was an improperly set up BFA and it was over gassing the weapon and/or also weak oprod springs..


period..
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These were particularly shitty castings and are known for this and other issues. Lithgow in Australia made these for Springfield’s  M1 “reissue”. They’re in the same realm as National Ord 03A3 receivers.
Link Posted: 11/20/2020 5:00:14 PM EST
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These were particularly shitty castings and are known for this and other issues. Lithgow in Australia made these for Springfield's  M1 "reissue". They're in the same realm as National Ord 03A3 receivers.
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cast or forged is irrelevant..

the ONLY reason this happened was an improperly set up BFA and it was over gassing the weapon and/or also weak oprod springs..


period..


These were particularly shitty castings and are known for this and other issues. Lithgow in Australia made these for Springfield's  M1 "reissue". They're in the same realm as National Ord 03A3 receivers.
But the only reason this happened was because of the improperly adjusted BFA

Link Posted: 11/20/2020 6:32:40 PM EST
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Looks more like weak grain structure and a casting inclusion in the right hand side of the heel wall.
Link Posted: 11/20/2020 7:26:47 PM EST
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Looks more like weak grain structure and a casting inclusion in the right hand side of the heel wall.
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Looks more like weak grain structure and a casting inclusion in the right hand side of the heel wall.
If the oprod velocity wasn't excessive due to an improperly adjusted BFA we wouldn't be seeing this pic....just saying...
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