Some older shotguns should not be shot (a smith can tell if you if yours may.)
Never ask a smith how much the firearms are worth if they are family "hand-me-downs". You know how much they are worth to you. If you can document the history of the guns (with photos of Grandpa holding it), future generations may enjoy them more.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
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Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)