It's interesting to read this. My father passed away in April, and I have inherited his shotguns and a .22LR handgun. Two of the shotguns were mine, which I had left at his place. A Noble 20 gauge pump and a Remington 870 Wingmaster 16 gauge pump. Both were my 'squirrel guns' growing up.
Dad's are a Remington 870 Wingmaster Magnum 12 gauge and a Winchester 1400 semiauto 12 gauge, which years ago I had a Polychoke installed on.
All in pretty good shape, as I occasionally cleaned and oiled them through the years, "protecting my inheritance" so to speak. Turned out to be the truth!
I no longer hunt with shotguns, and don't shoot skeet or trap. But these guns do hold sentimental value for me. Added to my 870 Home Defense shotgun and the three old bolt-action shotguns I collected on a whim a few years back (because they look so cool and funky!) I find myself 'shotgun heavy'.