Too little information.
bbman25, was this rifle from the CMP/DCM? What powder did the reloader use, how much and what weight bullet?
The receiver may have been a weld-up already? And lead dipping to anneal the heels of some receiver was a practice at Springfield during war production.
My personal opinion is that I treasure my boyish good looks too much to have them ruined by and exploding rifle.
As stated by some of the others. Salvage the undamaged parts and go to the CMP to buy a Field or Rack Grade M1.