If the State court said, " Your rights are restored" and they CAN'T be used against you from this point on. Then, of course, this is considered a FULL expundement under federal law.
Then there's Arkansas. Where I had an expundgment in 1976 of a minor felony and was good to go UNTIL 1995 when they passed a law that said they can now hold this against me again. So now after 36 years later, I can't buy or own a gun, again. The law was not intended to be retroactive, but they do anyway.
How do you fight the State without going broke? Last 37 years with nothing more than a speeding ticket and an expunged record and I can't buy a gun. Go figure.