I bought this 1953 model 12 last year. I was looking at used guns at Cabelas and this one was so cheap it had to come home with me. I took it out for a shoot yesterday. Muddy layout blinds and fine old guns are not the best idea I've ever had. I felt bad when I got home wiping it down. Pump guns and layouts are not my best way to go either. I shot like hell. The 30" barrel is a bit long for me and swinging this heavy gun while doing a sit up was a challenge for me lol. I thought of Raven&me when i loaded the #6 bismuth into this grand old gun. It worked okay when I connected but the #4 bismuth did seem to hit harder. I'm going to have to order some more shot and hit the pattern board. I do love these vintage fowling guns.