no debate at all... per the the Gov, when they were sold as surplus.
single heat treat recievers are not safe to fire..
many collectors and shooters shoot the low numbered rifles. myself included.. i dont not recomend anyone ever do so..ever.
but, if you do, use modern factory ammo. such as the Remington 30-06 factory loads, dont use +P hunting loads, wear safety glasses, ear muffs, and leather gloves.
make sure the rifle is in good mechanical shape, clean, clear bore, safe DHT bolt, headspace ect.
dont shoot handloads, or older military ball ammo in a SHT.. better safe then sorry.
the issue with SHT recievers is how they handle a failure.
if it aint broke...fix it till it finally is.