Originally Posted by HockaLouis
If the gun was made in 1945 I would be nervous.
Most my guns are Milsurp, I have a 1908 Carcano, 1925, 1946, & 1955 Mosins,
a 1943 Garand, 1948 and 1956 SKSs, and they all function flawlessly.
I'm not going to claim a gun will absolutely never blow up in my face, but
if you get your gun from a FFL who uses a gunsmith on the premises, or
you have your gun checked by a competent gunsmith before firing,
this should not be a problem.
Wear safety glasses at all times when firing firearms. Join the GOA.
(and watch out for the grape cool-aid...