nope no gouges. no deformities. just scratches. I was actually a little hesitant stripping the Magnum when I got it. it was in excellent condition. a light sanding and a coat of paint and you're good to go. The screw heads aren't perfect, as you can see in the picture. It looks like somebody really wrenched on them with a screwdriver not knowing that they were just quarter-turn. They work, & have the springs.