Wow! Geez USPS! Just curious how was the rifle packaged? There is a LA stock on LRH but it’s a synthetic stock.
Since the gun went to my FFL and was unpackaged when I showed up, I can't speak to how it was packed. The gun store said the packing wasn't great, the shipper said it was, so I'm not going to make a judgement call either way.
It looks to me like the gun was leaning against a wall (still boxed) barrel up, and something large and heavy fell on the lower 1/4 of the box and impacted right where the breakage is. The gun clearly wasn't packaged to withstand that particular hit, but whether that was out of the range of what a person should expect, I don't know. Either way, here we are!
Thanks for the tip about the synthetic! I don't have an account over there, but I'll go try to find it. I've got synthetics for my other A bolts that sometimes go on during super [bleep] weather (I like the wood stocks otherwise) so picking up a synth wouldn't be a bad place to start.