http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=66812&st=0&sk=t&sd=a He sent it back to SA and here's the report I wonder how much trouble that gun shop can get into making and selling loads licensing Dec 08, 2008 The rifle is currently in route to SA. They said it should take a week to investigate once received. I have also found out that the gun store in question does their own reloading in house and DOES NOT have the proper license to reload or manufacture ammunition. Dec 23, 2008 I received a verbal report from SA today. Please keep in mind that I may have some of the information not quite right as it is from memory. Their investigation found a yellow residue from an unidentifiable powder which indicates the powder was old and unstable causing excessive pressures. They also concluded that the battery was fully locked and closed at the time of ignition. They do not feel that the remaining parts are safe to reuse. Since they no longer make the M1, they can’t replace it, unless I provided a receiver. They did offer to replace it with a new M1A if I want to pay the difference in price. (I feel that isn’t a bad offer considering the gun is out of warranty.) I told them I would like to think about it while they are closed for Christmas. They will send me a written report when time allows, since this is the holidays.