Old doubles with damascus barrels and lots of original finish are my favorite shtoguns. This 12 gauge J.D. Dougall hammergun that just popped up on Gunsinternational.com is a great example of why I love them so much.
Just look at how elegant this side-by-side is, and check out how finely executed everything is, from the checking and and the engraving to the metal-to-metal fit. Pretty stunning, and a testament to just how beautiful wood and metal can when it’s worked on by the right hands.