So I took my M1A apart and noticed a chip in it? Is this normal? I will attach photos.
Best post of the day John!!The Rifle is trashed! You shootin Heavy hand loads out of it right.
I PMed my address. I will give you $300.00 for it with the bayonet or no deal.
You know I am kidding.
This happens to SA M1As when they get too many GI Parts. The Gun gets Mad and revolts on you!
Only if you gave it a Girls name. Than of course it does.There not, not that it matters.
I didn't know rifles had feelings?
I have an H&R op-rod in mine. It does show where it's been contacting the receiver in that area, but there is no chip. There is some metal that looks like it's been displaced, though.I would like to hear from people with non ( dreaded ) SA Op Rods to see if they in fact see it as well.
I was looking for a Poly (because i thought SAs were too much Money). But NOOOOO! My Wife said "Buy a real one not a knock off"! So i did.nah I'm pretty sure they're castings made by wayne machine in Taiwan along with most every thing else but, the receiver and, the barrel (right Phil ?) or that's what I read on the internet which never lies.By the way all my springfields done the same thing around the one hundred round count and none of my polys have but,I can't tell that it has hurt any thing just dress it up with a needle file and don't worry it's normal
So that explains why this is very common on SAI M1A's.The USGI receiver blueprint calls for 45 degree chamfer on the top forward edge of the receiver op rod rail, to clear the rod at its max reward travel . Most commercial receivers do not have enough or proper relief there. Easy fix with diamond EZ-LAP stone.