Well the 10 day stupid period is over, and we picked up our first shotgun today. It's a J.C. Higgins model 583.25 distributed by Sears and Roebuck. It's a 20ga bolt action. Excellent condition, as you might be able to tell from the pictures. The action is buttery smooth. We paid $110 out the door, which includes taxes and whatnot. The shotgun itself cost $75. The choke is fully adjustable. Pretty neat.
It holds 5+1. Yes, I've already loaded it fully. I believe usually these models only hold 2+1, but I believe there's a dowel rod in the tube that prevents it from its full capacity. If that's true, a previous wonder removed mine. Not a bad thing at all. I was gonna do the same anyway.
Not sure when we can get to a range to test it out. It might be as long as a month, unfortunately. Oh well, for now we'll just admire it.