There is minor pitting visible on the barrel. I plan to pull it from the stock to verify the condition below the wood line. As expected, the bore is rusty. I've run a few patches with WD-40 on them down the pipe but I'm planning to soak it in Evaporust. Assuming the barrel looks good below the wood line, I'll remotely test fire it using some fuse. IMA sells these as wall hangers but a lot of guys who buy these guns from the Nepalese cache are shooting them. It certainly won't be a high round count gun but if it's solid, I don't see a reason to not shoot it occasionally.