nope i bought it to use, and use it i will. it's got a Bell & Carlson camo stock, so i don't have to worry about wood being scratched, and i might just shell out $400 for a new barrel. the bluing is almost perfect, i only paid $400 Cdn for it, which for an A-5 is pretty good. sometimes i see them for $150 atthe local shop, should take a better look next time. it'll probably see most of it's use for upland birds, and it's a pleasure to shoot 5 stand with. i'd like to find a 16 and 20 as well, small town gunshows are best for finding good cheap gunsdukkillr said:I'd put that gun in a shelf somewhere and not shoot it, or certainly don't have work done on it. I've got a 12 and 16 A5. I've shot them both but i'm very careful with them and only take them on "easy" hunts.