I've always loved SxS shotguns. I once had a Fox Model B in 20 gauge, sold it about 10 years ago and have kicked myself every day since. I found a nice 12 gauge Stevens 311 a couple of months ago, needed some TLC, so I refinished the stock and did some gunsmithing to replace the firing pins and correct a misfiring right barrel. It was a great skeet gun, even with tight chokes, but it just wasn't the same as my old Fox. I mean, neither are what you would call high-dollar guns, but they are solid and reliable, and I always thought the Fox was a beautiful gun. So, while wandering around the Hickory gun show Saturday, I saw a 12 gauge Fox Model B in a rack. It was very clean, locked up tight, but the seller wanted way too much for it. I talked him down $125 from the tag price, but it was still more cash that I wanted to lay out. I went home and got the Stevens; I was hoping either he'd make a trade, or I could sell it at the show and make back some of what I was going to spend for the Fox. I'd like to have kept both, but wanted the Fox really bad. The seller offered me $125 MORE than what I paid for the Stevens, even with the parts I put on it, and he stuck with the deal we had made earlier, so I got out with a lot less cash out of my wallet. I had looked around, on Armslist, and GunBroker; only saw one Fox as nice as the one I bought, and I paid less for it than GB's price. I did notice that the stock was not original, but it is a nice piece of walnut, although not a direct replacement for the Model B stock, and has no checkering. I've got a true Model B stock replacement on the way, and will have it checkered (or do it myself) like the original was. For now, it's good to shoot, I installed a LimbSaver recoil pad, and can't wait to see how it does. This one has 30" barrels (the 311 had 28"), and I believe I'll have it re-choked to improved cylinder, from the Mod/Full it now has.