This is a factory target barrel with original finish. It was manufactured 1954.
Bluing - 98% with no problems.
Metal - Excellent cosmetically. There is a small blemish on the bottom of the barrel (see photo 10). This mark is under the stock line and cannot be seen when the stock is assembled. No other noteworthy problems.
Bore - 7/10 borescope verified. There is some throat errosion beginning and a few pits in the first 6 inches of bore past the chamber. The balance of the bore is excellent with no problems other than light land wear. The barrel should still be accurate, but the pits may be prone to fouling.