I didnt want the other thread I started to get sidetracked, so I started another. I realized yesterday when I was looking at a new Yildiz, that I had no clue what I was looking for. Yeah the metal and wood fit together nicely, and the bore was clean, but other than that I didnt know what to look for on a new or used gun. More than likely I will be buying a used one, around here we dont have many gun stores, but we do have alot of pawn shops. So I really need to know what to look for to keep from getting a lemon. I know what to look for on pumps, rifles and handguns, but this O/U thing is a whole new ballgame. As I mentioned when I broke open the Yildiz, it was hard in my opinion to break open, right then I realized I didnt know enough. Are they supposed to be hard, easy etc. I was kicking tires so to speak, and had no clue what to look for in a O/U to keep from getting a bad gun, especially a bad used gun. Ive searched here and cant find anything under "used". So I would really appreciate your help, others may be in the same boat with me. Thanks again.