Personally I would not but it is entirely your call. If you do make sure you look at the screws and make sure they are not buggered. Wood to metal fit is a issue to look for. Do the sights line up and are they centered. Does it lever properly. Check the receiver and look inside the barrel for bad tool marks or burrs and such caused by poor machine work. Too many things for a man to do and still not feel comfortable. It might have barrel droop which is hard to spot and has been a problem for some people. I would look around and for the same price you probably can pick up a older Marlin before Remington started making them and not have any of the problems that have plaged the Remingtons. I have seen brand new Remingtons on the rack in gun stores that you could not work the lever on because they were locked up.