I just don't understand a regular, production model firearm being used as "art", but that is just my opinion. I won't keep a firearm that i won't shoot. I even put one through my first, childhood rifle once in a while (perhaps to the detriment of a treerat this weekend, hmmm
). Why not take a few really nice, well-lit pictures of it in its virginal state & keep those for posterity. If they only made a handful, i guess i could see museum preservation, but i wouldn't want a museum piece in my safe hiding from public view.
Surely a good cleaning will keep it nice enough to be safe-worthy. Maybe some lube on the outside of the cylinder could limit the turn line?
No offense intended; i may just be ignorant.