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Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game 16 Ga Straight Stock Shotgun, 28” - Made 1935 – Mod & Imp Mod – 6 Lb 7 Oz

Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game 16 Ga Straight Stock Shotgun, 28” – Made 1935 – Mod & Imp Mod – 6 Lb 7 Oz

Here is a hard Fox to find. It’s a 16g Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game gun and it’s on Gunbroker.com now. The auction ends 8/24/2015 @9:30:00 PM ET.

The Sterlingworth Skeet and Upland Game Gun was introduced in 1935. Skeet was new sport then, having been invented in 1920 by Charles Davis, a grouse hunter from Andover, MA.

In 1926, William Harnden Foster introduced Skeet to America with an article in the February issue ofNational Sportsman and Hunting and Fishing magazine. The game boomed in popularity and by the ’30s makers  offers shotguns tailored for the sport.

Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game 16 Ga Straight Stock Shotgun, 28” - Made 1935 – Mod & Imp Mod – 6 Lb 7 Oz

Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game 16 Ga Straight Stock Shotgun, 28” – Made 1935 – Mod & Imp Mod – 6 Lb 7 Oz

Fox added the Skeet & Upland Game Gun to their line in 1935 to “…meet the demand for a moderately priced skeet and upland game double gun”. They were offered in 12, 16 & 20 gauge, and with 26″ & 28″ barrels.

BTW: For a comp, here’s a nearly-new 16g with 26″ barrels that sold a couple years ago.

Fox Sterlingworth 16 Ga Straight Stock Shotgun, 28” – Made 1935 – Mod & Imp Mod – 6 Lb 7 Oz: This Fox Sterlingworth bears a Utica barrel address, was made in 1936 (SN 3726xx), has 28” barrels choked Modified and Improved Modified with 2-3/4” chambers and mid/front ivory beads, automatic safety, straight stock, extractors, 2-1/2” DAH, 1-5/8” DAC and 13-3/8” & 14-1/8 LOP. The weight is a handy 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game 16 Ga Straight Stock Shotgun, 28” - Made 1935 – Mod & Imp Mod – 6 Lb 7 Oz

Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game 16 Ga Straight Stock Shotgun, 28” – Made 1935 – Mod & Imp Mod – 6 Lb 7 Oz

It retains about 65% blue with most of the thinning on the sides and a small ding in the right tube 10-1/4” from the breech that is barely visible inside. There’s also evidence of a very shallow dent on the bottom of the left tube 5” from the muzzle that seems to have been professionally removed. The bores are perfect mirrors and examination with a Hawkeye bore scope yields no indication of polishing. The frame retains 60% of original case color. The stocks are completely sound with scattered light to moderate handling marks (mostly light) and a repaired small, shallow chip on the right side of the butt plate. It is 100% on-face, lock-up is as tight as a vault (tested with the forend removed) and the top lever comes to rest well right of center. Though this gun has a short tang there are known factory examples of short tang straight stocked guns and there is absolutely no sign of it having been modified. A very nice 16 gauge that, on handling, one can immediately feel will comport itself quite well in the field.

Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game 16 Ga Straight Stock Shotgun, 28” - Made 1935 – Mod & Imp Mod – 6 Lb 7 Oz

Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game 16 Ga Straight Stock Shotgun, 28” – Made 1935 – Mod & Imp Mod – 6 Lb 7 Oz

Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game 16 Ga Straight Stock Shotgun, 28” - Made 1935 – Mod & Imp Mod – 6 Lb 7 Oz

Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game 16 Ga Straight Stock Shotgun, 28” – Made 1935 – Mod & Imp Mod – 6 Lb 7 Oz

Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game 16 Ga Straight Stock Shotgun, 28” - Made 1935 – Mod & Imp Mod – 6 Lb 7 Oz

Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game 16 Ga Straight Stock Shotgun, 28” – Made 1935 – Mod & Imp Mod – 6 Lb 7 Oz

WW GREENER DH-44 32 GAUGE SxS SHOTUN

WW GREENER DH-44 32 GAUGE SxS SHOTUN

WW GREENER DH-44 32 GAUGE SxS SHOTUN: THIS IS A REALLY RARE PIECE IN WONDERFUL CONDITION .26″ BARRELS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT MAKERS CASE NEAR NEW CONDITION 4LBS 6 OZ X 2 1/8″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 3/4″. Price: $27,500

C.S.M.C. A-10 American Shotgun Rose and Scroll 12 Gauge 28” Barrels New in Case: The A-10 American is a full sidelock hand detachable, very low profile over and under shotgun for those who demand the very best. Produced in New Britain, CT, it is built to the highest world standards. The Rose and Scroll Edition includes a 3x wood upgrade, deluxe rose and scroll engraving and case color hardening. This 12 gauge gun has 28 inch barrels, 3″ chambers, a single selective trigger and ejectors. The English style stock has a 14.5″ length of pull with a recoil pad. Five choke tubes, and adjustable stock weight, barrel weights and tools are included. Price: $8,000

C.S.M.C. A-10 American Shotgun Rose and Scroll 12 Gauge 28” Barrels New in Case

C.S.M.C. A-10 American Shotgun Rose and Scroll 12 Gauge 28” Barrels New in Case

DONCKIER LIEGE SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE 450 NITRO EXPRESS: 25.5 inch barrel fixed sights wood stock and rubber recoil pad. This gun is in excellent condition. Price: $4999.99

DONCKIER LIEGE SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE 450 NITRO EXPRESS

DONCKIER LIEGE SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE 450 NITRO EXPRESS

Belgian Browning 20ga RKLT Superposed OU

Belgian Browning 20ga RKLT Superposed OU

Belgian Browning 20ga RKLT Superposed OUBuilt in 1953,this gun has the round knob,long tang stock.It has 261/2″ barrels choked improved cylinder (.012″) and modified (.026″).This gun retains a minimum of 95%of the original blue and 98% of the original wood finish.The bores are bright and free of dents,pits,or rust.The stock and forend are sound with no cracks or damage.The weight is 6-8.Stock dimensions are 141/8″ LOP,11/2″ at comb,and 23/8″ at heel.Cased in a good condition Tolex case.A great all around upland bird gun or clays gun.C&R eligible. Price: $3495

BERETTA 686 SILVER PIGEON 28 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN IN BOX

BERETTA 686 SILVER PIGEON 28 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN IN BOX

BERETTA 686 SILVER PIGEON 28 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN IN BOX28″ MOBIL CHOKE BARRELS WITH FOUR CHOKES: FULL, MODIFIED, IMPROVED CYLINDER, SKEET & WRENCH, MINT BORES , 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, 995 BLUE/COIN FINISH, A FEW LIGHT MARKS ON THE WOOD, TIGHT LOCK UP, TOP LEVER IN THE 5 O’CLOCK POSITION, IN THE ORIGINAL BOX WITH PAPERS. Price: $1,699

A friend of Dogs & Doubles sent me these pics. They were taken yesterday, August 13, in Yorkshire, UK. Our friend is experiencing some driven grouse shooting for the very first time. He said he’s having a fantastic trip. On one drive, he dropped 15 birds. Not bad…not bad at all.

Grouse shooting, August 13, Yorkshire, UK

Grouse shooting, August 13, Yorkshire, UK

Grouse shooting, August 13, Yorkshire, UK

Grouse shooting, August 13, Yorkshire, UK

Just in time for the upcoming grouse season! Here are three great 20 gauges. They’re all up for auction, and they’re all good deals.

Browning Model BSS B-S/S, 28" Side by Side, SxS Shotgun With Ejectors, MFD 1970s 20 Gauge 2-3/4" & 3"

Browning Model BSS B-S/S, 28″ Side by Side, SxS Shotgun With Ejectors, MFD 1970s 20 Gauge 2-3/4″ & 3″

Browning Model BSS B-S/S, 28″ Side by Side, SxS Shotgun With Ejectors, MFD 1970s 20 Gauge 2-3/4″ & 3:

Serial Number: 2167B57

Gauge: 20 Gauge, 2 3/4″ & 3″ Shells

Action Type: Top Lever Break Side by Side (SxS) with Single Trigger and Ejectors

Markings: The left side of the left barrel is marked “”BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN AND ASSEMBLED IN KOREA” and the right side of the right barrel is marked “B-S/S SPECIAL STEEL 20 GA. SHELLS – 2 ¾” AND 3””.

Barrel Length: 28″

Choke: The left barrel is choked Full and the right barrel is choked Modified.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The LOP measures 14 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the 1″ White Line rubber recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Good to Very Good overall condition.

Finish Originality: Factory Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with scattered pits and erosion. None of these threaten the ability of this gun to shoot and none compromise safe barrel wall thickness.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 65% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows thinning on the underside of the frame and the lower tang. The barrel at the chambers shows patches of finish loss as well. The remaining finish has begun to turn a plum color. This is a well used but still very functional and even attractive shotgun which is in the kind of condition where you wouldn’t mind taking this gun into the field and letting it earn a few more marks. The screw heads are serviceable but a bit worn. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Good to Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly and while the gun opens easily, there is no play once closed and with the forearm mounted. We have not fired this shotgun.

Beretta Model 626 ONYX SXS Shotgun Single Selective Trigger 28” MFD 1992, Factory Box Screw-In Chokes 20 Gauge

Beretta Model 626 ONYX SXS Shotgun Single Selective Trigger 28” MFD 1992, Factory Box Screw-In Chokes 20 Gauge

Beretta Model 626 ONYX SXS Shotgun Single Selective Trigger 28” MFD 1992, Factory Box Screw-In Chokes 20 Gauge:

Serial Number: A44883A

Gauge: 20 Gauge

Action Type: Side by Side Top Lever Break Open Action, Single Selective Trigger, Ejectors

Barrel Length: The barrels are 28” in length with a full length solid rib.

Choke: This shotgun is equipped with screw-in “MobilChokes”. Both chokes are marked “PB-IC-SP ****”, or Improved Cylinder.

Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a small silver bead at the front of the solid rib. The rear sight is a shallow “U” groove in the top of the rib.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a pistol grip, blued steel grip cap and a thin black solid rubber recoil pad marked on the rear surface with a “P. Beretta” logo.

Type of Finish: The barrels and receiver have a black matte finish. The forend tip is blued.

Finish Originality: All Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger selector button is at the top of the safety. We have not fired this shotgun.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes with its original factory cardboard box.

Sigarms/ B.Rizzini Model TR-20 U

Sigarms/ B.Rizzini Model TR-20 U

Sigarms/ B.Rizzini Model TR-20 U: Sigarms Model Aurora TR-20U 12 gauge over & under shotgun, English stock, 14 3/4″ pull to 1/2″ pad. 28″ vent-rib barrels with choke tubes. Case colored receiver. Gold SST Schnabel fore-end, deluxe checkering, ejectors. Manufactured by B. Rizzini, Italy. This gun has not been fired very much and is in excellent condition.

Vintage Brauer Bros. Leg Of Mutton Leather Shotgun/Rifle Case

Vintage Brauer Bros. Leg Of Mutton Leather Shotgun/Rifle Case

Here’s a classy way to carry your vintage double into the field this fall.

Decent leather leg o’muttons usually for $250 – $350+. This one is on Ebay now. Even though it’s not the highest quality, it is a good deal at its Buy-It-Now price of $125. All the stitching appears to be secure and intact, and I don’t see any rot in the leather. If you like what you see, get it before it gets away.

Vintage Brauer Bros. Leg Of Mutton Leather Shotgun/Rifle Case: Up for sale is a vintage Brauer Brothers of St. Louis “Leg ‘O Mutton” leather gun case. It is marked 41 / 26. The case is approximately 28 inches long. All leather straps and slings still look very good. Obviously, due to its age, it has some wear, stains, scratches, etc.  You will be proud to own one of this condition.

 

BLACK CORRIES LODGE, BLACK CORRIES ESTATE, GLENCOE, ARGYLL

BLACK CORRIES LODGE,
BLACK CORRIES ESTATE, GLENCOE, ARGYLL

Yesterday was the Glorious 12th, the traditional start of the UK’s red grouse season. While most of these birds are shot driven style, some are still taken the more traditional way: over pointers. Check out this video for a glimpse at what this is like. It was shot on the 30,000 acre Black Corries Estate in Glencoe, Scotland, and there’s some great footage  — of the countryside and the dogs.

 

BOSS & Co. BEST PAIR SXS 410 SHOTGUNS

BOSS & Co. BEST PAIR SXS 410 SHOTGUNS

A Boss is beauty. Side-by-side and over-unders by this maker can be stunning, and the nicest Bosses are some of the finest shotguns ever built in London, the UK, and the world.

The pair of Boss & Co. SxSs  you see here is near this top — especially for modern guns. They’re .410s, and they were made in 2002/2003.

Notice how Boss put a nice black on the triggerguard, toplever, and forend iron? That’s the classic British way to finish these parts (sometimes the forend iron was color-case hardened). Unfortunately, not every maker does this today. Some are color-case hardening all these parts. This is a shame.

BOSS & Co. BEST PAIR SXS 410 SHOTGUNS

BOSS & Co. BEST PAIR SXS 410 SHOTGUNS

Another thing I like about these guns is the nitre-blue finish on the safety, the toplever pin, the hinge-pin cap, the pin at the front of the triggerplate, and the one securing the metalwork in the forend. Some of these details are signature elements of Boss’s house style, and it’s good to see the company was holding themselves to those standards when they built these SxSs.  Again, not every British maker does that anymore.

Scaling a sidelock down to a .410 is hard to do. Some parts — like mainsprings and the ejector work — can only get so small before they fail to work. Others parts have to be a certain size to be functional (that’s why the triggers and the triggerguard bows on these look a little big). These factors can distort the gun’s proportions and throw off the lines of the entire shotgun.

I don’t think that’s the case with these guns. They look perfectly proportioned and as nice as a 12g Boss.

BOSS & Co. BEST PAIR SXS 410 SHOTGUNS

BOSS & Co. BEST PAIR SXS 410 SHOTGUNS

BOSS & Co. BEST PAIR SXS 410 SHOTGUNSPROOFED 2003  THESE ARE THE SMALLEST FRAME GUNS BOSS EVER MADE AND STATED WILL NEVER DO AGAIN BOTH ARE IDENTICAL 28″ SELF OPENER FULL AND FULL 3″ CHAMBERS SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT NEW UNFIRED IN MAKERS OAK AND LEATHER CASE 5LBS 3 OZ X 2 1/4″ X 1 1/2″ X 15″.

 

BOSS & Co. BEST PAIR SXS 410 SHOTGUNS

BOSS & Co. BEST PAIR SXS 410 SHOTGUNS

BOSS & Co. BEST PAIR SXS 410 SHOTGUNS

BOSS & Co. BEST PAIR SXS 410 SHOTGUNS

BOSS & Co. BEST PAIR SXS 410 SHOTGUNS

BOSS & Co. BEST PAIR SXS 410 SHOTGUNS

Westley Richards " Ovundo " 20ga 28in Solid Rib Single Trigger Ejector

Westley Richards ” Ovundo ” 20ga 28in Solid Rib Single Trigger Ejector

Westley Richards ” Ovundo ” 20ga 28in Solid Rib Single Trigger Ejector: A sweet beautiful  light 5lb 9oz   20ga  single trigger (selective)  straight english stock  to a checkered butt with toe and heel plates  Great case colors   great engraving on a scalloped frame knockout wood. Price: $25,995

CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY 20 GAUGE THIS IS THE BEST 20 THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED  AND ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD 28″ FULL AND FULL 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP NEAR NEW CONDITION 5LBS 12 OZ X 2 3/4″ X 1 3/4″ X 14 1/4″. Price: $15,000

CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY 20 GAUGE: 

CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY 20 GAUGE:

Charles Daly Prussian Best Quality Over Under 12 Ga - Near Mint Condition - 1930's

Charles Daly Prussian Best Quality Over Under 12 Ga – Near Mint Condition – 1930’s

Charles Daly Prussian Best Quality Over Under 12 Ga – Near Mint Condition – 1930’s: An absolutely georgeous Charles Daly Prussian Over/Under with full ownership history from the 1930’s just purchased from the original owner’s granddaughter. Shotgun has 30 inch barrels choked full and full. Checkering is so fine I cannot measure it. A wonderful matching stock and three piece forend of the most beautiful circassian walnut. All the original blue and all the original case color with only the slightest of handling marks on the wood.  Perfect bores and chambers.  Full coverage scroll engraving by an unnamed master. All original and almost too good to be true. Price: $12,995

CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG – LAUNCH EDITION – NEW IN CASE – 20 GA. 28 INCH: LAUNCH EDITION -20 GAUGE NEW IN CASE – 28″ BARRELS WITH FIVE  SCREW IN CHOKES  – STRAIGHT STOCK – 6 LBS  6OZS. – ROLLED EDGE TRIGGER  GAURD – ACCESS.  & PAPER WORK WITH CASE . Price: $3,800

CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG - LAUNCH EDITION - NEW IN CASE - 20 GA. 28 INCH

CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG – LAUNCH EDITION – NEW IN CASE – 20 GA. 28 INCH

WERTGARNER, KARL 16 AUSTRIAN SIDELOCK EJECT- 29 3/4" KRUPP Bbls.- 70% ENGRAVING- SIDECLIPS- HIDDEN CROSSBOLT- NICE PIECE

WERTGARNER, KARL 16 AUSTRIAN SIDELOCK EJECT- 29 3/4″ KRUPP Bbls.- 70% ENGRAVING- SIDECLIPS- HIDDEN CROSSBOLT- NICE PIECE

WERTGARNER, KARL 16 AUSTRIAN SIDELOCK EJECT- 29 3/4″ KRUPP Bbls.- 70% ENGRAVING- SIDECLIPS- HIDDEN CROSSBOLT- NICE PIECE: #3611, K. (Karl) Wertgarner, Enns, An Austrian 16 Bore Back Action Sidelock Ejector Made in 1910, 29 3/4″ Prima Essen Krupp Steel ejector barrels at .668 .012 & .021″ (Skt.II & Imp.Mod.), 2 3/4″ chambers, Wall thickness on the right barrel at .032″ & on the left at .035″, Nitro proved in Ferlach, Rib extension with a hidden crossbolt, Sideclip action body, Double triggers, 70% coverage of very nice scroll engraving, Excellent wood with great black/brown contrast, Splinter forend with a Deeley & Edge release, Pistol grip stock at 14 11/16″ x 1 3/8 x 2 1/2″ over a full face basket weave horn buttplate, Slight cast-off for the right hand, 6 lbs. 6 oz., Horn grip cap, European style shadowline cheekpiece, 50% original case colors remain, The barrels reblacked & now at 99% with all inscriptions as sharp as the day they were cut, The stock reoiled but I don’t believe ever sanded & now at 96%, The checkering remains at 98% with the forend that has 98% coverage, The barrels are excellent inside and out. This is a lot of gun for this kind of money plus it points like a dream. ///////////////////////// Wertgarner in Austria has been around since 1820. Karl Wertgarner was there until 1944 and the firm is still in existence to this very day in the sporting gun trade. Price: $3,750.

 

Marvin Huey Oak & Leather Motorcase for a 12g Shotgun

Marvin Huey Oak & Leather Motorcase for a 12g Shotgun

Here’s you chance to get a deal on a really nice case. This is a Marvin Huey Oak & Leather Motorcase. It’s on Ebay now, and the listing ends in about 35 hours.

I was told that it’s set up for 28″ bbls, and that it will work with a SxS or an OU.

Huey Guncases builds  the nicest guncases in the US. To get a new one set up like this, they’ll charge you about $3000.

Motorcases were developed by the Brits in the ’20s. As car travel became more popular, people were looking for gun cases that fit in the small trunks of early automobiles.

 

Marvin Huey Oak & Leather Motorcase for a 12g Shotgun

Marvin Huey Oak & Leather Motorcase for a 12g Shotgun

Marvin Huey Oak & Leather Motorcase for a 12g Shotgun

Marvin Huey Oak & Leather Motorcase for a 12g Shotgun

Marvin Huey Oak & Leather Motorcase for a 12g Shotgun

Marvin Huey Oak & Leather Motorcase for a 12g Shotgun

 

 

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.

Here is a fantastic shotgun. It’s a 12g Greifelt Grade No. 1 over under. This shotgun was built on a boxlock-style OU action, and it features Purdey-style underbites and a Kersten-style topbolt. It is incredibly well made.

Check out how fine the slots are on the pins in the action. Look at the checkering. Take a close look out the engraving. Now try to find that kind of quality on another gun priced at $2499.99.

Firearms with stacked barrels have been around for hundred of years. But they did’t take off until German makers like Merkel and then London’s Boss & Co. started building them. I’m not sure when the first German-made OUs made it into the US, but I’m pretty sure Boss’s design could be ordered through retailers here soon after the gun was patented in 1909.

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.

Von Lengerke & Detmold in NYC imported Greifelt OUs in the 1920s. Back then, the Grade No. 1 was a $400 gun and a Parker BHE cost around $330.00. Stoeger was imported Merkels at around the same time, and an outfit called Sloan’s was bringing in German-made OUs made built by Heym and Adamy.

If you have an old German OU, please let me know. I love these guns, and I’m always on the lookout for them.

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun. Price: $2,499.99

Caliber: 12 ga.
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: nice
Wood Condition: good
Bore Condition: Bright and Shiny
Barrels: 26″

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.

Triggers: dual
Stock: Walnut
Stock Dimensions:
13″ and `14″ LOP
Fore End: Splinter Checkered
Butt Pad: Black plastic
Sights: Front Bead on close rib
Chokes: Skeet and Imp Cyl
Extras: ejectors

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.

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