I'm no expert but they are cool shotguns. I'll add my 2 cents worth anyway. I'd say shoot the Western Auto gun to your hearts content. The other one "might" be a collectable. I'd say clean them up and have them checked out if you don't feel comfortable with your own judgement on them. I have my dads 16 guage side by side and it makes me think every time I pick it up. I never knew him as he died when I was a baby. If there is no value to them other than the fact that your forefathers owned them then I say use them and remember who they were each time you head out the door with one of them. Things like that have a way of adding depth to your life in a very deep way. It makes you part of them and them you.