Good Evening, Chris,

Most TLR's are very basic, and any flaws are usually obvious. Check the usual (shutter, aperature control, focus mechanism, etc.) for smooth operation. If the camera is a Minolta Autocord--an excellent camera--be aware that the focusing lever is prone to becoming very stiff in operation and can be frozen. Double check that.

When you start your darkroom fun, you'll have a real bonus with 120 film. With only minimal practice, you will soon be able to load it onto a stainless steel reel in about fifteen to twenty seconds; no other film/reel combination is as quick and easy.