For awhile now, I have had a Winchester 1897 sitting in my closet. I've never fired it. It's not been fired in at least 25 years. As best as I can tell, it was manufactured in 1921-24. The action functions perfectly, the firing pin is in good shape, and the spring in the magazine tube is still in good shape. The barrel fits into the the rest of the gun very tightly. All in all it's still in pretty good shape. As best as a But the barrel is the biggest issue. I've cleaned it with patches (I should probably get a brush for more thorough cleaning though) I want to fire it. But I'm too afraid to. It has a 30 inch barrel on it. I can't get a good look down the barrel. My bore reflector.. Well there's no way to use that and see rust. And a light down the barrel really just bounces back light. I can't see much down it. Any suggestions to tell if the barrel is safe or not?