Highly condition dependent. All the Savage Stevens guns -311, B, B-ST - started with the same action and they added features. Some of the pre-impressed checkering models looked fairly decent too. They were never Purdeys, or lightweights, but they weren't bad duck gun in 12 gauge back in '61.
What could have happened... did.
that gun filled a very important nitch in gun sales in usa. it appealed to sbs admirers, yet was affordable to those that couldnt afford real sbs's like 21's, etc... many a farmer owned one and im sure they filled many a gut after a hunt, in its day. built like tanks, felt like 2x4's in your hands, and the forearm would occasionally come off when you fired heavy loads.