Auction alert: a nice 16g Fox Sterlingworth with 28″ barrels…

16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Double Barrels Side-by-Side Shotgun
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Double Barrels Side-by-Side Shotgun

Fox Sterlingworths are the gateway drug of vintage doubles. A Sterly was my first side-by-side, and I was hooked on doubles forever once I shots a few pheasant with it.

The A.H. Fox Company started making Sterlingworths around 1910. The company offered them right up to its end. In that time, these shotguns were one of America’s best buys. Rugged and reliable, they came in all sorts of configurations – from the Standard model you see here to a Sterlingworth Wildfowl and Sterlingworth Brush models.

16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Double Barrels Side-by-Side Shotgun
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Double Barrels Side-by-Side Shotgun

This 16 gauge would be perfect as is for grouse and woodcock. But be warned: If you buy it, you’re a big step closer to an addiction to old doubles.

Here’s a more about it from the seller:

Fox Sterlingworth 16GA Double Barrel Shotgun#368593: The 28″ bores are are excellent with 2 5/8″ chambers. No dents. There is a patch under the barrels, in front of the forend with light surface pitting. There are a few other spots of even lighter corrosion. This is a non-ejector gun. The pull is about 14 1/8″. There are no chips or cracks in the wood. It is excellent mechanically and test fired OK.

16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Double Barrels Side-by-Side Shotgun
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Double Barrels Side-by-Side Shotgun

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2 thoughts on “Auction alert: a nice 16g Fox Sterlingworth with 28″ barrels…

  1. Reminds me of my first double. A Stevens 16. Still kill rabbits with it every year. It hooked me for sure.

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