Back in the mid-1960's, the cheap, crappy, sheetmetal shotgun was the Remington 1100 as Browning A-5 owners attacked this "poor man's" shotgun like a pack of rabid dogs. Today, after ~6 million of them have been produced, they are held in a totally different regard by many shooters.
Given that most all of today's production S/A shotguns appear to have a degree of the throw-away DNA in them, Chris may have discovered a real value in his Escort shotguns, considering you can get 3-5 of them for the price of one "top-of-the-line S/A shotgun, and if you get five seasons out of each, thats 15-25 years of service for the same amount of $$'s expended on one of the "thoroughbreds".
IMO, could be a part of the reason(s) guys are either going "retro" with 1100's, A-5's, etc. or taking the path Chris has chosen.
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Does the number of bands claimed simply mean you have an Ebay account?
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