I then came across a 301-2 beige long bed in a case for a good price. That would round out my collection (one of each color, one of each style.) Except...
There was one more color I didn't have, which is the Light Beige Oyster White (LBOW.) I was okay if I never got one, but when I saw one being offered at an Estate Sale, I couldn't resist the siren song.
But it wasn't working - that is the wheel wouldn't turn - when I bought it, and all the better to my advantage. However, I knew this: as long as the bobbin case was in there (and it was) it was worth $40 because the bobbin case alone is worth more than that. I was also pretty sure I could get it running anyway. I've done it before, after all. But if I couldn't get it working, then I would part it out and come out ahead, so win/win.
So maybe a messy hour of my time, and I got a machine that had been written off as not working right back into operation. It was also bone dry and needed some oiling and lubing. It still sounds a little hard, but it runs fast and the stitch is perfect like any 301. (Hopefully after running and oiling it a little more, it will settle down.)