He wasn't joking?
I thought Valleyforge was joking, as the very idea was utterly ridiculous to me. Not a fan of old Winchesters, eh? Well some of us are. I'm guessing that rifle is in better condition than my well used 1942 vintage model 94 and mine works just fine in spite of the long gone finish. My model 1912 Winchester is now 99 years old and still busting clays as good as a brand new 870. These old Winchesters will still be good long after we are gone.