When I looked at the cleaned bore, I thought it looked pretty good. I didn't see any pitting or obvious flaws. I took it to Braverman's gun shop and the smith there commented that it was in better condition than he thought it would be. The rifling was worn, though, which would affect accuracy. I want to refurbish the rifle to make it functionable so that I can say it is a working weapon but I never had any expectation that I would take it to a range and expect to do any target shooting with it. If I can get it to go "bang" without risk of it blowing up in my face I will be very pleased.