Not that I'd need yet another shotgun, but I've realized that the 1942-vintage Sauer & Sohn boxlock I've used for pheasant hunts doesn't seem to handle high volume shooting too well. When it gets hot it starts to bind and on top of that the fixed M/F chokes aren't ideal for the job. Its case hardening is very nice but anything but weatherproof and even a meticulous waxing can only do so much to protect it from the elements. I thought about getting another Mts111 to match my wife's gun, but their hammer prices in auctions have started to resemble phone numbers lately. So do those of the more recent (say, 60's and up) British doubles. Winchester 21 to a degree, too. Enter the model 23. I've browsed European sites and it seems that especially in the UK 23:s are relatively affordable, equivalent of $800-1400 for pigeon grade or even super grade examples. Single trigger and fixed C/IC/M chokes or winchokes are a big plus in my book. These guns seem to have a very decent reputation, they're not quite at "best gun" level as far as exclusivity is concerned but close enough for invitational hunts, and quite a bit more weatherproof than vintage guns. I think it could double as a grouse gun, too. Is my reasoning far off from reality? Does anyone have experience of the 23 in high volume hunts, maybe 80-200 shots in an afternoon? Opinions? All input is much appreciated.