Mine was wayyyyyyy worse. The skirt had come off the piston and gouged some places. I honed for a good long while. There were a few spots still left but the hone had smoothed the edges. I put an NAA piston and seal in it and it works like a charm. It will stay up for about 3 hours which is fine with me. I don't use it a ton - it is the snow removal tractor and that is about it. If I used it all day every day it might wear that rubber ring out sooner, but I have bigger tractors for everyday use.
I always think that using a part that old is always better than using something made recently in the Republic of Who Knows Where.