It's your rifle. If you bought it to use, and if you will get more enjoyment out of using it if it is D&T'd for a scope, then it is not "stupid." A collector/purist might disagree, but I believe these old rifles were meant to use and enjoy. If that is what will make you happy, then I say go for it, and don't worry about what someone else may think. Just MHO, for what it is worth.