Received and unpacked my rifle today. I paid for hand-select, and it seems to have been well worth it. From a cursory first inspection, my rifle is complete in every way, and aside from a few nicks and scratches, the wood is fully intact. The action would half-cock, breech opens and closes, and full cock and return to battery with no hiccups. Impressive for a filthy gun that hasn't been touched in a century! For the rifle, 5 stars. I have no doubts it will be good looking and shooting after I get the yak cleaned off.
Originally I had an overall review of 4 stars due to some issues I had with packaging, however since posting it I received a personal note from AC addressing the problems I had. The fact that AC actually reads and addresses these review comments speaks volumes about their dedication to customer satisfaction. Since the scale only goes to 5, that's as high as I can go. Thanks AC!