Went to my LGS today to look at a Baikal single 16ga for $100 and ended up seeing a shotgun I have wanted for since I was a teenager. I have been looking for a Model 11 to come into an LGS for some time now. I love the style, and weight of them. My most frequented shop has just stocked a Sportsman, and a regular Model 11. The sportsman is $189 and the plain jane one is $219. They both appear to be in the same excellent/like new condition as if they have been used very little, if at all so condition isn't a consideration. I like the shorter barrel on the Sportsman the engravings, and that after tax and a couple boxes of shells it runs me less than the plain Jane model pre-tax. Is there a significant difference between the two that would cause the Plain model 11 to be worth more, and is it worth the extra $30 when I like the Sportsman better? I have heard the older models have a leather block for the recoil can be dry rotted, or entirely missing so cost of replacing it would have to be considered. I know that there are 3, and 5 round capacity models and this could be the cause of the price difference. I am mostly looking for opinions of owners/shooters of these guns that have used both models as to which I should snap up. I would also appreciate some advice as to what to watch out for. I would really like to add one of these to my collection, and possibly have the roommate pick up the other since they appear to have come from the same resource. If it doesn't work out I will probably pick up the Baikal and A Marlin Model 60, or 70 instead since all I really need is a single shot for HD, and I want another Marlin rimfire.