I am of a strong belief that if a classic arm has survived for over 40 years unfired, it should be left to the ages in its unfired condition. There are always many that have been fired, so the idea that 'i just have to shoot it' is a little unsound IMHO. There will always be other used ones. How many other NEW ones will there be? Shooting simply denies the world of one more unfired one, while also lowering the value (many times significantly). I also believe that the patina of a classic arm should never be disturbed under any condition as it destroys it's history and value. If the arm is in current production, no big deal. But much like a Gen 1 Sig Ultra CDP, they are usually more desirable and certainly worth more unfired. Whats your take GT? Do you take a pristine example and use it, or do you go buy a used one?