Well, I called Centerfire on Friday morning and they said it was shipped on Thursday. My hopes of getting the rifle before the holiday were crushed. So, I stopped by Ohio Rapid Fire on my way to Piqua to see if maybe my Enfield had arrived. It had!
These things are monstrously caked in cosmoline! I appreciate the preservative effect, but damn it's nasty. A quick check with the bore light was done before I signed the paperwork. I figured if it was bad, I'd send it back. The bore looked fair so I signed the yellow form, paid Todd, and took the rifle to my mom and dad's place. As a great relief, the magazine, bolt and receiver numbers all match.
I sprayed some brake cleaner down the barrel to get the heavy stuff out and then popped the bolt out and ran a couple patches through. To my delight, the bore is absolutely spotless!!! The rifling is sharp too. There's a nick on the muzzle, but it's not near the bore. I think I'm going to buy one of the Brownells 11 degree crowning tools. The .30 caliber pilot should work with the AK's, FALs, .303s, and any future military caliber I purchase (maybe a Garand).
I should have taken some pictures, but I couldn't wait to get it degreased and start refinishing it. The only thing not disassembled now is the barrel/receiver unit and the micrometer flip sight. I made a quick tool to get the bolt apart, as I'm too cheap to pay $11.00 to Numrich for the bolt tool.
I am REALLY looking forward to getting this back together and shooting it! This makes up for the PMKMS kit, so I'm completely happy with Centerfire's customer service and products. Thanks again, Centerfire!