I am posting these images on the forum to warn shooters of the value of common sense and knowledge in buying ammunition. Before using any ammunition, you should know what it is and where it came from. Alan bought a new Springfield Armory (not USGI) M1 Garand. He bought reloaded ammo from the dealer he bought the rifle from. The ammo was reloaded and in plastic sandwich bags. He violated the basic rule of never shooting unknown reloads or unknown ammunition. He was slightly injured in this accident and the rifle was a complete loss. Alan was not at fault in ths incident. He bought the ammo from a gun shop and he should have expected the ammunition was serviceable. The photo of the overview tells it all. The photo of the bolt shows a complete failure. The cartridge case shows how high the pressure was. I have never seen a cartridge case destroyed like this one.