Today I visited a gun shop and found a Stevens 311 12 gauge that took 3" shells. I think the barrels were 28". The serial # was 193,xxx and I think there may have been a "C" in front of the 193. The stock seemed solid, but had several light scratches here and there with the varnish missing. One of the screws in the trigger guard looked too large. It was marked $150. I doubt they will knock anything off...but I may get it out the door for $150 (they may pay my 6% sales tax). It seemed to be in very good condition...or at least good plus. Looking at the online auctions...this looks like a pretty good deal. I'm thinking about going back and picking it up tomorrow. Most likely I would refinish the stock. If I don't like it I imagine I could get my money back on Auction Arms or Gunbroker. What else should I look for on this side by side? I understand the barrel opener lever should not move to the left. Anything else to look for? Tight lock up? Is a little play acceptable? Thanks in advance.