Fox Sterlingworth 20 Gauge – HIGH CONDITION, 5LBS. 11OZ., PHILLY, NICE!
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Fox Sterlingworth 20 Gauge – HIGH CONDITION, 5LBS. 11OZ., PHILLY, NICE!

$3,250.00
Ex Tax: $3,250.00
Brand: Fox
Product Code: Fox SW 20ga sn257725

Overview

General Specs: Fox, Year 1926, 20 Gauge, 5lbs 11oz, Chokes IC/M, LOP 14 3/16", DAH 2 11/16", DAC 1 9/16" Serial Number: 257725 Most will agree the Fox Sterlingworth 20ga. is the best value in a small gauge vintage Amer...

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General Specs: Fox, Year 1926, 20 Gauge, 5lbs 11oz, Chokes IC/M, LOP 14 3/16", DAH 2 11/16", DAC 1 9/16"
Serial Number: 257725

Most will agree the Fox Sterlingworth 20ga. is the best value in a small gauge vintage American double gun available today.  Built on a tiny 20ga. frame (therefore lighter than like guns from Parker, L.C. Smith, or Ithaca) they are dynamically balanced, delightful little guns.  The Sterlingworth is an affordable field and clays gun with the handling and shooting characteristics of a much more expensive gun. The A.H. Fox Sterlingworth 20ga. we have here, sn257725 built during 1926 in Philadelphia, is a rare find.  IT HAS BECOME VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND ANY FOX 20GA. GUNS FOR SALE, LET ALONE ONE THAT IS CONFIGURED JUST AS SHE LEFT THE FACTORY AND RETAINS MOST ALL OF ITS ORIGINAL FACTORY FINISHES.  THIS GUN IS ALL THAT!  Examine the photos and you will find a beautiful little Fox, with 98% barrel blue, 70% case color, excellent screws, 98% factory finish on the wood, with superb wood-to-metal fit, excellent checkering, no cracks or repairs…just a gorgeous little Fox.  This is a NO EXCUSES FOX!  In addition, the mechanics are superb, with barrels tight on breech face and top lever way right of center, crisp triggers, auto safety, everything working as designed.  The 26” number 3 weight barrels have mirror bores, tight ribs, IC/M chokes, and crisp barrel stampings.  PRESENTLY IT IS DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE, TO FIND 2 ½” 20GA. SHELLS TO PURCHASE.  BECAUSE OF THIS, VFI GUNSMITHS HAVE CAREFULLY MEASURED THE BARREL WALL THICKNESS AHEAD OF THE CHAMBER ON THIS GUN, AND FINDING IT TO BE OF SUFFICIENT THICKNESS, HAVE LENGTHENED THE CHAMBERS TO 2 ¾” AND EXTENDED THE FORCING CONES TO 1 ½” TAPERS SO THAT YOU CAN SHOOT MODERN 2 ¾” FIELD LOADS THROUGH OUR GUNS.  This is a $360 service in our shop.  Modern chambers and long forcing cones makes for safe shooting with softer recoil and better patterns, which benefit the shooter and preserve the integrity of these fine older doubleguns.  The chambers and forcing cones are the only things altered on this gun since leaving the factory.  The stock dimensions are modern and shootable by most of today’s shooters, a feature not often found on Philly Sterlingworths.  See the specifications in the tables below.  Weighing just 5lbs. 11oz. and balanced to perfection 1/8” ahead of the hinge pin, you could not find a better upland bird gun at anywhere near this price.  Bust clays just as well while keeping sharp for your field pursuits.  This gun is going to sell quickly, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.  You won’t be disappointed.  Thanks for looking!


Barrels

Barrel Length:  26" No. 3 weight
Chokes:  .013/ .020 Improved Cylinder/Modified factory
Bores:  mirror excellent
Bore Diameter:  .622/ .621
Wall Thickness:  .025/ .031
% Blue:  97% factory
Chambers:  2 3/4"
Ribs:  tight
Sights:  Front silver bead

Action

Action:  tight way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  extractors
Receiver Condition:  70% factory case color
Screws:  excellent
Engraving:  sharp clear
Trigger Type:  double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  70% factory

Stock

Type:  Capped pistol grip/ Splinter forend
LOP:  14 3/16"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 7/8"
DAH:  2 11/16"
DAC:  1 9/16"
Cast:  neutral
Checkering Condition:  excellent
Butt Treatment:  factory butt plate



INQUIRIES

There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us, at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in AR, IL, KS, MI, PA, TN
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $90.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns, o/u shotguns, rifles and handguns not yet listed, check back or email us for a preview. We are a Wilson Combat dealer! Thanks for looking!

We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.