I grew up in Ohio and squirrel hunting with a 22 rifle was considered to be good test of your shooting skills. I used to hunt with a neighbor man. Sometimes a Fox or Gray Squirrel would be high up in a beech tree notch with only a little of his head showing. The neighbor guy would say here kid, my eyes aren't so good you take the shot and he would hand me his rifle. It was a Model 61 Winchester pump. I was a very good shot and the iron sights on those Model 61's are second to none in my opinion. I would shoot and down would tumble a nice Squirrel for the table. Those Model 61's had a big following among my friends for shooting Squirrels and Raccoons treed by dogs. I hunted with these old guys with their Bluetick and Redbone coonhounds. Because I was a good shot I often had the honor of shooting down the Coons too because a clean shot in the head meant better less damage to the pelt. Because of their light weight and accuracy the 61 pump was a favorite. To me the Winchester 61 has such classic lines like the Model 12 pump shotgun. They were made back in the day when parts were machined and the guns were put together by skilled craftsmen. Action were tuned by filing and honing with hard stones. Winchester model 61's are a great addition to a gun collection. They breakdown into two parts by a simple thumb screw. Mine pictured below was made in 1956. I just completely disassembled it, going over all metal moving parts with OOOO steel wool dipped in a little Breakfree CLP, wiped and then lubed with FP10. Likewise the barrel but the Breakfree was followed by Corrosion X. on the outside. Rifling is in excellent condition for a gun that is over 60 years old. Even though my eyes ar not what they used to be I shoot it with the nice open sights.