I was wiping my weapons down today and I have two shotguns that I personally think are wonderful shotguns. The first being a "hardware gun". It is an old Eastern Arms side by side 12 gauge. I believe I've got it dated to the late 30s. It is an excellent condition. It's fun to shoot andl it locks up like a bank vault. The second is a Stevens 5100. 101.6 12 ga. It also is an excellent condition and I have a letter from Savage Stevens it was made in 1939. I don't shoot these that much. When I do, it is just target rounds. Does anyone still shoot side by sides or hunt with them?. I know up through the fifties they were very popular and then they seem to have lost their luster. I would never trade, sell or get rid of mine.