I recently purchased an M1 carbine stock and handguard from a person on Ebay. The price was right and the stock was going to be used as a "range stock" to keep from messing up the excellent stock that the rifle is now wearing. I received the stock yesterday and it had been packaged/shipped by the seller as follows: Only covered in several thicknesses of wrapping paper and sent to me via USPS. In my opinion, a combination just asking for damage. Well, here is how it arrived prior to opening it: Here is the damaged stock that was in the wrapper (I didn't even have to tear any additional paper to get the stock/handguard out: Now, no doubt the USPS animals put this package through hell. However, my opinion of the way it was packaged/shipped by the seller was just asking for trouble/damage. No box, not bubble wrap, just a loose stock wrapped in a little bit of paper. It is ironic that a stock that made it through WWII and Korea in originally decent shape, didn't survive a negligent shipper and the USPS. I have turned the matter over to my credit card company, PayPal, and Ebay but I am curious as to your feelings about the way it was packaged by the seller.