The bolsters were screwed in to the barrel, weren't they? Could have been a case of it having been removed at some point and not reinstalled properly.
And you know, to me it looks as if the cutout in the stock for the lockplate is REALLY oversized...
Replacement stock with a poorly fitted lockplate?
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