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So first off, I'm new to the M1A, and I just bought my first one. Anyways, I took it out to the range today and I shot less than thirty rounds through it and what do you know, I have one failed strike and I pull open the chamber and here pops out a chunk of circular metal. So I'm thinking that's not good, so I field strip and find the roller in about three pieces.

So here's my question, what is the most common causes of this issue?

Also I bought the rifle used, it's a 94 SAI manufacture with extremely low round count with all original parts.
 

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MGySgt USMC (ret)
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The reason it broke almost certainly was due to there not being clearance for the roller when the bolt is all the way forward and down. You probably can notice a ding where the bolt roller should rest in that position.

Yes, indeed, call SAinc. for a tracking number and send it back for correction.
 
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