i've got one from 1955, while the finish is rough, it feeds, fires, & ejects ANY ammo i put in it. and with good accuracy to boot. it had an entire lifetime of use before i bought it & i see no signs of it crapping out anytime soon
there's a reason these have been in production for over 60 years & with some care, your grandchildren could pass it on to their grandchildren.
"I can't face the world unarmed!!"
Linus from Charlie Brown