I purchased this stock last year and installed it on a newly acquired carbine. I took the rifle to the range one-time soon thereafter and it has been a safe queen ever since. The threads going into the lower receiver look virgin and there are faint rub marks on the extension tube where there is a slight marring of the finish due to the extension/contraction of the stock, which is what you would expect to see after very few uses.
These is no buffer or spring included with this stock.
There is a rub mark on the front sling swivel attachment point due to a nylon strap that I used. The stock will come with the 1/2" recoil pad (hard)
Please e-mail me for digital photos and you will see just how nice the stock is. Please check my other listing here on the Equipment Exchange for the exact same stock except rifle length.
Thank you for looking.