Well, I had the time today to field strip the rifle down and get a good look at everything.
Bluing is very nice on the rifle, shows minimal wear. Bolt and bolt carrier are clean, firing pin rattles and moves freely inside bolt. Trigger is clean with no build up of grease anywhere.
Frankly, I saw no signs of cosmoline anywhere, all springs are shiny and show little wear. Bore and rifling are clean and shiny, no pitting anywhere. Rifling is distinct and sharp edged.
Definitely a refurb, I can see the sanded part on the stock by the serial number where the old number was removed and New number stamped.
Also, bottom of barrel and receiver inside stock have the number 898 stamped on both barrel and receiver.
No pics today, but based on how new everything looks inside and out, I think I did pretty well. Can't wait to get it to the range to see how she shoots.