Another thread on here got me to thinking about nice guns. That thread is about an original Low Wall in pristine condition for sale on Gunbroker. Looking at it, it truly is a work of art and craftmanship. If you owned something like that would you take it out and shoot it much? Would you hunt with it at all? I myself am a shooter and a hunter. I have good quality guns and shoot them a lot. A couple of years ago I decided I wanted a lever gun in 45-70 and started looking for one. After buying a couple of 45-70s made in Italy that had functional problems and getting my money back, I found a NIB Winchester/Miroku 1886 for sale and bought it. I soon realized the chamber was too short to allow it to shoot heavier bullets so I took it to Turnbull's and got the throat reamed out to their specs. Unfortunately, while I was there I looked at their guns for sale on the wall and the CCH guns looked like candy to a kid in a candy store. I had them keep the gun and CCH it as well as lengthening the throat. In addition to that, I had them mount a Skinner rear sight on it and then had the Skinner sight CCH'd also. When it was all said and done, I had a beautiful looking gun without a single mark on it handed back to me. Now when I take it out to shoot it at the range I don't even like to sit it down in case I get a mark on it. All my other guns have "memory marks" on them from being used even with reasonable care. No matter how careful you are, sooner or later some little mark will end up on a gun being used. At this point I don't rally enjoy shooting it as much as I thought I would. I just know it's a matter of time before something marks it up. Anyone else own something like this? Do you hunt with it and shoot it much, or does it just become a safe queen?