It appears that most on this forum are mostly interested in tactical, or pump shotguns in general. So this post might not attract much viewing interest, but I'll try to make it a little interesting. Maybe I'm gettin' to be just an old buzzard who's thinking is antiquated. That may be so, I've always had a love for doubles. The guard on the stagecoach, or the old bank guard always got my undivided attention when he blasted both barrels. I see their graceful design as a thing of beauty and a pleasure to shoulder. I own several very fine SXS shotguns among my other shotguns, which I'm also very fond of, but some of mine go back to the 1890's in England and I always wonder who had them and where did they go and what did they shoot. The one I'd like to show now may actually be my favorite even though there's no fancy engraving like it appears on the others. This is a field grade Winchester model 21 mfg in 1949. It was owned by an old Winchester gunsmith when a friend of mine that I worked with bought it from him. Winchester considered this their finest shotgun and others credit it with being the strongest double in the world. A total of only 30,000 of these shotguns of various grades were made. My friend fortunately for me got married to a lovely girl who lucky for me was into showing hunting dogs which is costly, so naturally the gun had to go as well a couple of beautiful Browning engraved medallions in 30-06 and 300 Win mag that my uncle bought. This was 1981 and I didn't have much money so I was forced to part with a WWII captured Walther, AC43, P38 w/holster and a pre-war Walther PPK .32 commercial in minty condition and holster with capture papers from the European Theatre. I loved them, but wanted the shotgun more. I still had to come up with a couple of hundred dollars to pay him. He wanted $1100 and at the time that same shotgun was selling for $1700. I couldn't pass it up. It took almost 2 more months of saving, but I finally paid him. The shotgun has a single selective trigger, solid rib, 28"full/mod chokes with a beautiful stock. The stock's comb was professionally raised and a Pachmyer recoil pad was added. The checkering is 22 lines per inch.There's wear at the bottom of the receiver from being held, but the barrels are 98% blue remaining.The word safe is gold layered and the fancy feather crotched wood has just a few minor handling marks with lots of lacquer remaining. These shotguns are considered custom made and are made to the customers specifications in several grades up to Grand American that can run 50, or 60,000 bucks. I've seen some for higher, but I'm content with mine. I've shot clays over the years and always have people coming over to try it out. It has a profile that I can recognize from a block away with other guns. I'd like to go bird hunting if my back ever lets me walk right again.