Good gun alert: a 12g Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game gun…

12g Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game gun
12g Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game gun

Like the Federal Income Tax, skeet is one of those things I assume has always been around. Of course, that’s not true. Skeet was invented in 1920 by Charles Davis, a grouse hunter from Andover, MA (I can’t imagine grouse in Andover, MA).  In 1926, William Harnden Foster introduced the sport to America in the February issue of National Sportsman and Hunting and Fishing magazine. The game took off, and by the ’30s makers  offers shotguns tailored for the sport.

12g Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game gun
12g Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game gun

To meet this demand, Fox introduced the Skeet & Upland Game Gun in 1935 to “…meet the demand for a moderately priced skeet and upland game double gun”. The double you see here is one of those guns. It’s on Gunbroker.com and the listing ends on  2/8/2014 2:10:29 PM ET

Fox Sterlingworth Skeet and Upland  Game: Straight grip and 26″ barrels choked skeet and modified. Barrels are in great condition with no dents or dings. Bores are bright and shiney and I would rate the bluing at 98%. Action locks up tight and lever is right of center. Stock has hairline crack in head (shown in picture) that could be repaired easily. Finish is nice and looks original with a few light scratches and handling marks. Gun weighs 6 lbs. 9 oz., Stock dimensions are 14 1/4″ LOP, 1 1/2″ DAC, 2 1/2″ DAH.

UPDATE: I just heard there’s some question about this gun being a true Skeet & Upland Game model. Before writing the check, you may want to verify the serial number through the Fox Collector’s Association.

12g Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game gun
12g Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game gun

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