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Fox Sterlingworth - 16 Gauge - Side-by-side Double Barrel Shotgun

Fox Sterlingworth – 16 Gauge – Side-by-side Double Barrel Shotgun

If this gun is as good as it looks, it’s a deal.

Get on it now — Cabela’s won’t have it for sale for very long.

Fox Sterlingworth – 16 Gauge – SxS Double Barrel Shotgun:
Price: $599.99 

Manufacturer: S/N: 3702XX
Caliber: 16 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4
Metal Condition: Fair
Wood Condition: Fair
Bore Condition: Good
Barrels: 28′

Fox Sterlingworth - 16 Gauge - Side-by-side Double Barrel Shotgun

Fox Sterlingworth – 16 Gauge – Side-by-side Double Barrel Shotgun

Triggers: Double
Stock: Walnut- Stock has been refinished
Stock Dimensions:
13 7/8″ LOP front trigger
Fore End: Walnut – Fore End has been refinished
Weight: 6 1/4 lbs.
Sights: Center Rib
Chokes: Modified / Full

FRANCOTTE ABERCROMBIE & FITCH EAGLE GRADE SXS DOUBLE RIFLE .22 WRF

FRANCOTTE ABERCROMBIE & FITCH EAGLE GRADE SXS DOUBLE RIFLE .22 WRF

FRANCOTTE ABERCROMBIE & FITCH EAGLE GRADE SXS DOUBLE RIFLE .22 WRF:
ONE OF A KIND, 21″ BARREL WITH QUARTER RIB SIGHT, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS
SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION IN MAKERS CASE
4LBS 12 OZ X 14″ LOP. Price: $59,500

 

DICKSON 12 ROUND ACTION- ALMOST LIKE BUYING a NEW VINTAGE DICKSON- COMPLETELY REBUILT by DAVID McKAY BROWN- NEW 28" CHOPPER LUMP Bbls. in 2001

DICKSON 12 ROUND ACTION- ALMOST LIKE BUYING a NEW VINTAGE DICKSON- COMPLETELY REBUILT by DAVID McKAY BROWN- NEW 28″ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls. in 2001

DICKSON 12 ROUND ACTION- ALMOST LIKE BUYING a NEW VINTAGE DICKSON- COMPLETELY REBUILT by DAVID McKAY BROWN- NEW 28″ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls. in 2001:
#4915, John Dickson & Son, Edinburgh: A Total David McKay Brown Rebuilt 12 Bore Round Action Dickson Made in 1899, it now has a new 2001 set of 28″ barrels by David McKay Brown that are Ejector Best Quality Chopper Lump at .725 .016 & .024″ (Skt.II & Imp.Mod.), 2 3/4″ chambers, Wall thickness .029″ on both barrels, Rib extension third bite, London Proved in 2001 at 850 BAR, Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 5/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/4″ over a checkered butt, Slight cast-off for the right hand, 6 lbs. 7 oz., Very nice wood that was stocked by McKay Brown about 45 years ago which include a new forend at the time and lettered by McKay Brown, 99% of period scroll engraving with a slight bit of Celtic engraving on the trigger plate, 99% case colors and lettered by McKay Brown and all necessary parts re-hardened, 98% blue remains on the barrels with David McKay Brown’s name and address on the top barrel rib, The wood finish remains at 96%, The checkering at 100%, The barrels inside and out remain as new from 2001, The engraving was cut up where necessary by Brown and it was regulated and live tested as they do with their new guns. All information was lettered by David McKay Brown Gunmakers. The whole is cased in a well-kept leather trunk with a true vintage trade label. This piece is nearly like buying a new Round Action done by Brown. The round action was born in Scotland in 1887 and remains alive in the 21st century from the very capable hands of Mr. David McKay Brown. Price: $29,750

Piotti King 1 - 20 Gauge - Sidelock - Double Barrel - Side by Side Shotgun

Piotti King 1 – 20 Gauge – Sidelock – Double Barrel – Side by Side Shotgun

Piotti King 1 – 20 Gauge – Sidelock – Double Barrel – Side by Side ShotgunGORGEOUS IN EVERY ASPECT AND TIGHT AS NEW!! Price: $19,995 

  • 14 3/8″ LOP
  • 6 lbs 6 ozs
  • Slight cast for right  handed shooter
  • Single Trigger
  • Ejectors
  • Crest Upgrade
  • Exhibition wood
  • 27″ barrels
  • IC/Mod
  • Straight grip
  • Splinter forend
  • Cased/Leather/with some accessories

LC Smith 3E 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun. Price: $3,950.00
Serial Number: 202xxx

LC Smith 3E 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

LC Smith 3E 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

Ejectors: Yes
Barrels: 32 inches
Action: SE
Triggers: Double Trigger
Gauge: 12 Gauge
Fore End: Splinter
Butt Pad: Plate
LOP: 14 1/8 inches
Weight: 8 lbs.

 

WEBLEY & SCOTT 12GA EJECTOR SXS BOXLOCK DOUBLE

WEBLEY & SCOTT 12GA EJECTOR SXS BOXLOCK DOUBLE

WEBLEY & SCOTT 12GA EJECTOR SXS BOXLOCK DOUBLEDOUBLE TRIGGER LONDON ADDRESS. BARREL LENGTH 30″ CHOKE RIGHT BARREL IMPROVED CYLINDER LEFT BARREL FULL CHOKE. FACTORY ORIGINAL BLUE WITH SOME LOSS DUE TO HANDLING. CASE COLORS ON FOREARM IRON AND SOME REMAIN ON RECEIVER. NICE SHARP ENGRAVING OF ACTION AND BARREL LUG. STOCK HAS BEEN REFINISHED  FACTORY CHECKERING HAS NOT BEEN REDONE AND REMAINS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.  SILVERS PAD HAS BEEN ADDED. LOP 14 1/2 DRAC 1 1/2″ DAC 2 1/2″ WEIGHT 7 LBS 2 OZ  BARRELS LOCK TIGHT TO FACE WITH FOREARM REMOVED. BORES ARE EXCELLENT NO RUST OR PITTING  AND NO DINGS. CHAMBER LENGTH 2 5/8″. Price: $1,595

Parker VH 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28" Barrels

Parker VH 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28″ Barrels

Here’s a gun every red-plaid-jacket wearing grouse hunter would love to own.

Parkers like these are THE classic doubles for upland hunting. This one is especially nice because it looks pretty original, it has some nice finish on it, and it’s fairly priced.

Parker VH 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28″ Barrels: Serial Number 220979 — 1927. Pistol Grip. 0 frame. 14 1/2″ LOP. Drop at heel: 2 11/16″. Drop at comb: 1 7/16″. Right Bore .620”. Left Bore .619”
Chokes R .011 L .020. Some finish is worn off, but overall great original condition Parker. Price: $3,800

Parker VH 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28" Barrels

Parker VH 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28″ Barrels

Parker VH 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28" Barrels

Parker VH 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28″ Barrels

Parker VH 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28" Barrels

Parker VH 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28″ Barrels

Parker VH 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28" Barrels

Parker VH 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28″ Barrels

 

Parker DH 16 Gauge - "O" FRAME - SxS Shotgun, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Parker DH 16 Gauge – “O” FRAME – SxS Shotgun, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Spend some time looking at old doubles and you’ll discover Parker shotguns are not hard to find. That’s because Parker Bros and Remington built around 242,500 of them.

But very few of the ones you’ll see out there are like this one. It’s a 16g DH with damascus barrels, a long length of pull (14 3/4″), and an 0 frame (the lightweight size for 16s). Those four features put it in the hard-to-find/rare category when it comes to Parkers. It condition puts it in the have-to-have category when it comes to collecting.

Parker DH 16 Gauge - "O" FRAME - SxS Shotgun, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Parker DH 16 Gauge – “O” FRAME – SxS Shotgun, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Of course, it’s not cheap. But if you’re balking at the price, ask yourself this: When are you going to see another one like it?

Parker DH 16 Gauge – “O” FRAME -SxS Shotgun, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUSThere are some guns that just seem special, and a Parker 16ga. on an “O” frame (20ga. frame) is just such a gun.

More than a 1/2 pound lighter than a typical Parker 16ga, the “0” frame 16 is highly sought after by today’s upland hunter. They are not common, and to find one on the nicely decorated DH Grade format is a treat. This Parker DH, sn140136 made in 1906, is stunning with 99% factory damascus pattern, 95% factory case colors, perfect bores…no flaws anywhere.

Parker DH 16 Gauge - "O" FRAME - SxS Shotgun, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Parker DH 16 Gauge – “O” FRAME – SxS Shotgun, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

The serialization book shows it is configured just as it left the factory. They only made 458 damascus DH 16ga. guns. There can only be a handful on the highly desirable “O” frame. At 6lbs. 2oz. it is a delightful gun that will not wear you out by the end of the day. The wood on this Parker is incredible, with full flame and feather-crotch figure finished in a hand-rubbed oil finish, a 14 ¾” LOP to the skeleton butt plate, and modern shooting dimensions (shown below) and perfect mechanics. This unusual combination of features makes it a very desirable Parker the likes of which you may never again see for sale, so don’t hesitate on “pulling the trigger” with this purchase.

This little Parker will be a joy to carry afield or to your favorite clays course and we don’t expect it will be for sale for any length of time. This is the kind of Parker that will continue to gain value as you enjoy its use with its high factory original condition on all the metal, very rare configuration on the “O” frame, low production numbers, awesome stock dimensions, and knock-out wood that is eye candy to all gun lovers! Thanks for looking at our fine guns. Price: $8,950

Parker DH 16 Gauge - "O" FRAME - SxS Shotgun, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Parker DH 16 Gauge – “O” FRAME – SxS Shotgun, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Parker DH 16 Gauge - "O" FRAME - SxS Shotgun, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Parker DH 16 Gauge – “O” FRAME – SxS Shotgun, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Centerfire, breechloading hammerguns were popular from about 1867-1890. But once makers like Westley Richards, W& C Scott, and James Purdey & Sons introduced reliable, easy-to-use hammerless design, hammerguns were pushed out in the door.

BERETTA S686 ULTRALIGHT 12 GAUGE OVER/UNDER DOUBLE BARREL ITALIAN SHOTGUN

BERETTA S686 ULTRALIGHT 12 GAUGE OVER/UNDER DOUBLE BARREL ITALIAN SHOTGUN

I’ve never been into modern shotguns. It’s not that I have anything against them, it’s just that they’ve never done anything for me, kind of like Chevy pickups and the color yellow. That being said, there is one line of modern shotguns I admire: Beretta 686s.

Beretta 686s are affordable, easy to fix, versatile, and good looking. They handle well, too. If you’re looking for a new gun that’s just about all you can ask for.

Like lightweight? Then this Beretta is first you. At just over 6 pounds, it’s about as trim as you can get in a 12 gauge double (or would want to get).

BERETTA S686 ULTRALIGHT 12 GAUGE OVER/UNDER DOUBLE BARREL ITALIAN SHOTGUN: 28″ MOBIL CHOKE BARRELS, SKEET & MODIFIED TUBES INCLUDED, 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, 14 1/4″ LOP 1 1/2″- 2 1/4″, 6LBS 2OZ, 99% BLUE, A FEW LIGHT HANDLING MARKS IN WOOD. Price: $1,550

Beretta Custom 686, 12 gauge, OU, Italian Double, color-case hardened with straight grip stock

Beretta Custom 686, 12 gauge, OU, Italian Double, color-case hardened with straight grip stock

If you’re into “different”, this Beretta’s a good choice. Its color-case hardened action gives it a unique look. At the same, its long stock (14 3/4″ LOP) is just what most people need for a shotgun to fit well.

Beretta Custom 686, 12 gauge, OU, Italian Double, color-case hardened with straight grip stock:  With a 1.3Kg mobilchoke, 28-inch barrel.  The barrel is un-numbered Ultra-lite which has been properly fit to the beautiful color-cased receiver.  Three choke tubes included. LOP is 14.75 to factory pad.  The drop is 1 3/8 to 2 3/8’ with slight RH cast.  Weight is 7 lbs.  Metal is 99% and wood is new.   The result is a very well handling gun in factory case. Price: $1,875

I miss October and woodcock hunting, especially as I sit here and watch the snow fall.

 

J. PURDEY & SONS - BEST DELUXE EXTRA FINISH SIDE-BY-SIDE SIDELOCK SHOTGUN, TWO-BARREL SET, 12 GAUGE/12 GAUGE

J. PURDEY & SONS – BEST DELUXE EXTRA FINISH SIDE-BY-SIDE SIDELOCK SHOTGUN, TWO-BARREL SET, 12 GAUGE/12 GAUGE

J. PURDEY & SONS – BEST DELUXE EXTRA FINISH SIDE-BY-SIDE SIDELOCK SHOTGUN, TWO-BARREL SET, 12 GAUGE/12 GAUGE29″ BARRELS, M/F CHOKED – 29″ BARRELS, SK/IC CHOKED – DOUBLE TRIGGERS – HINGED FRONT TRIGGER – ORNAMENTAL ENGRAVING – 3 1/4 TON PROOF – BEAVERTAIL FOREND & SPLINTER FOREND – TURKISH WALNUT STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK – CHECKERED BUTT – SIDE CLIP – 3RD FASTENER – RAISED MATTED RIB – MAKER’S LEATHER MOTOR CASE INCLUDED 7 LBS. 11 OZ. 14 3/4″ X 1 3/8″ X 2 1/4″. Price: $49,500

W.W. GREENER BEST EJECTOR #1 SXS 20 GAUGE: FACTORY LETTER MADE 1887 24″ NITRO PROOFED 2 3/4 016 AND 023 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP MAKERS CASE EXCELLENT CONDITION 5LBS 1 OZ X 2 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ X 14″. Price: $25,000

W.W. GREENER BEST EJECTOR #1 SXS 20 GAUGE

W.W. GREENER BEST EJECTOR #1 SXS 20 GAUGE

Parker VH 28 Gauge S/S Double Barrel Shotgun: 26″ Chokes: IC – F L.O.P. : 14 1/4″ Drop: 1 1/2″ C x 2 1/4″ H Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz Ser. #: 128535 Price: $18,500

Parker VH 28 Gauge S/S Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker VH 28 Gauge S/S Double Barrel Shotgun

Stephen Grant & Sons 12 Gauge Sidelock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun:

Stephen Grant & Sons 12 Gauge Sidelock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun:

Stephen Grant & Sons 12 Gauge Sidelock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun: S/N.7578 Is # 2 of a pair. MFG. date of 1905. 12 GA. 2 ½” Chambers as proved. 30” barrels Ejector. Splinter forend, and straight stock. 1 ¼” DAC. X 1 7/8” DAH X 15 3/16” LOP. To a leather covered pad in the finest English tradition. The stock has a slight cast off for a right-hand shooter. Chokes are Right. CYL. Left IC. Weight is 6# 12oz. This is a special gun with very high-grade wood for its time. This gun possesses the London best guns legendary handling qualities, with a fantastic swing. I also have a factory letter that authenticates and gives a little detail of gun #1 of the pair. Price: $14,500 

HENRY BENJAMIN - STEPHEN GRANT SIDELEVER - SxS HAMMER SHOTGUN - EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION - 30" BARRELS

HENRY BENJAMIN – STEPHEN GRANT SIDELEVER – SxS HAMMER SHOTGUN – EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION – 30″ BARRELS

HENRY BENJAMIN – STEPHEN GRANT SIDELEVER – SxS HAMMER SHOTGUN – EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION – 30″ BARRELS: Here is a Henry Benjamin 12 gauge hammer gun utilizing the Stephan Grant Sidelever locking system. Exceptional quality in all ways equal to Maker Stephan Grant or better. Original case colors and detailed tight English Scroll engraving. Barrels are 30″ fine damascus, proofed at “12” and retain their original bore diameter at .726 in each barrel. Excellent bores. Chambers measure 2 3/4″. Chokes appear to be light IC in both barrels with about 5/1000 constriction.

The mechanics of the gun are quite good also. Tight and on the face. No loose ribs. No cracks in the wood.   Rebounding hammers. The forend latch is an elegant system patented by Scott (of WC Scott) in 1876. Breech face is clean with no corrosion. Wall thickness is good with a minimum of 32/1000. Weight is 6 LBS 14 1/8 OZ. The stock has a desirable long trigger guard tang and contemporary stock dimensions. LOP is 14 9/16″. Drop at Comb of 1 1/2″, while drop at heel is 2 1/8″. Buttplate is the elegant skeleton style with engraving. Very nicely figured wood. Price: $5,750

 

A.H. Fox Skeet and Upland Game 12 bore SxS Shotgun

A.H. Fox Skeet and Upland Game 12 bore SxS Shotgun

The A.H. Fox Sterlingworth is about as basic a shotgun as you’ll find. Introduced in 1910, Sterlingworths were great deals in their day. Hunters recognized this and bought thousands of them.

Fox added the Skeet and Upland Game Gun to the Sterlingworth lineup in 1935. it was designed to “…meet the demand for a moderately priced skeet and upland game double gun”.  Skeet was new then, having been invented in 1920 by a grouse hunter from Andover, MA. The game boomed and by the ’1930s, makers offered shotguns tailored for the sport.

 

A.H. Fox Skeet and Upland Game 12 bore SxS Shotgun

A.H. Fox Skeet and Upland Game 12 bore SxS Shotgun

A.H. Fox Skeet and Upland Game 12 bore SxS ShotgunVery nice scare Fox Upland Skeet model Sterlingworth Utica, NY manufacture. 12 bore with .005 & .012 chokes in the original 26″ barrels. Bright shiny bores. 2 3/4″ chambers. Solid rib with ivory front and center bead. Extractor & double triggers. Case color in the protected areas with the balance of the receiver faded bright.  Very nice original straight grip buttstock and semi-beavertail forend. Good checking and finish and less than normal nicks and dings. 14 1/4″ LOP 1 1/2″ DAC and 2 1/8″ DAH. Lever falls to the center and has a tight lock up and is on the face. Excellent original blue on the barrels and trigger guard showing only a few scattered freckles. Matching numbers. An excellent scarce Fox for the shooter or collector. Price: $2,350

A.H. Fox Skeet and Upland Game 12 bore SxS Shotgun

A.H. Fox Skeet and Upland Game 12 bore SxS Shotgun

Bill Blacker, London Barrel Maker. Pic from BillBlacker.co.uk

Bill Blacker, London Barrel Maker. Pic from BillBlacker.co.uk

Here’s the next video in the five-part series about Bill Blacker. As I mentioned last time, Blacker is one of the world’s top barrel makers. With a background that started at Holland & Holland’s and includes James Purdey & Sons and most of the UK’s leading gunmakers,

This short video is part 2 of 5. I posted the first one last week, and I’ll be sharing the rest over the next few weeks. Check out each for the chance to learn more about best-quality guns from one of the top craftsmen working in the trade today.

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