See this week’s 5 doubles you don’t want to miss …

PARKER VH GRADE SxS 410 GAUGE 000 FRAME
PARKER VH GRADE SxS 410 GAUGE 000 FRAME

PARKER VH GRADE SxS 410 GAUGE 000 FRAME: 26″ VULCAN STEEL BARRELS, 98% ORIGINAL BRIGHT BLUE, MIRROR BRIGHT BORES, SINGLE SIGHT.  FLATS ARE MARKED “OVERLOAD PARKER BROS. PROVED FOR 3″ SHELLS”.  WEIGHT 2 POUNDS 9 OUNCES.  BARRELS RING NICELY. NUMBER 000 FRAME WITH THE MILLED OUT WATER TABLE, TOP LEVER TO THE FAR RIGHT, TIGHT ON FACE.  VIVID CASE COLOR IN THE PROTECTED AREAS.  FRAME HAS A PEWTER LOOK.  NICE SCREWS. ROUND KNOB GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM.  WOOD PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED AND REPAIRED.  EXCELLENT WITH PERFECT CHECKERING.  THE FINISH HAS MNOR HANDLING MARKS, SHIELD STOCK INLAY NOT ENGRAVED.  EXCELLENT DOGHEAD BUTTPLATE.  GREAT DIMENSIONS 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14 1/4″, 5 POUNDS 6 OUNCES. WONDERFUL HANDLING LITTLE PARKER.  THE SPECIFICATIONS ARE CONFIRMED IN THE PARKER BOOK BY PRICE AND FJESTAD.  LESS THAN 500 GUNS PRODUCED IN THIS CONFIGURATION.  MADE IN 1933. Price: $19,500

A.H. Fox - Pennsylvania, HE, Super Fox, 12ga. SxS, 30" Barrels
A.H. Fox – Pennsylvania, HE, Super Fox, 12ga. SxS, 30″ Barrels

A.H. Fox – Pennsylvania, HE, Super Fox, 12ga. SxS, 30″ Barrels: Chromox Steel, Rare HE Super Fox. 30 in’ magnum gun, pistol grip, butt plate, 14 1/4 LOP. Double trigger, auto ejector. 1 1/2″ in’ x 2 1/2 in’. This gun retains 99.99% of original case colored. It contains almost all the original finishes on the gun. Perfect screws, untouched gun, the highest collector quality. 8 lbs. 6 oz. Price: $9,995

Lancaster 500 3" BPE boxlock SxS double rifle- cased
Lancaster 500 3″ BPE boxlock SxS double rifle- cased

Lancaster 500 3″ BPE boxlock SxS double rifle- cased: Very nice original Lancaster best self opening box lock ejector double rifle in .500  3″  BPE.  28″ barrels with bright oval boring. double triggers, splinter forend. 14 3/4″ lop to pad. excellant original wood finish. About 85% original case coloring remains on the action. weight is 8 1/2 pounds. Cased in what appears is the original heavy lather case with brass corners and very acceptable label. this is an antique made in the mid 1890″s. You will b hard pressed to vine a nicer original example. I have a load worked up for it. Price: $9,500

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 {DUCK} 3" MAGNUM SHOTGUN
WINCHESTER MODEL 21 {DUCK} 3″ MAGNUM SHOTGUN

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 {DUCK} 3″ MAGNUM SHOTGUN: 12 gauge, 30″ barrels with 3″ chambers and choked full & full.   Single selective trigger, auto ejectors’s.   Weight:  7lbs 12 oz.    Superb checkered beavertail forend and pistol grip buttstock.  Comb: 1 1/2″  Heel:  2″  LOP: 13 3/4″ from the rear position trigger.   Retaining most of the original finish on the receiver. All of the barrel blue.  Excellent mechanically.  The factory letter indicates it was mfg 1949 Price: $4,950

BROWNING CITORI OU 20 GA 2 3/4'' SUPERLIGHT
BROWNING CITORI OU 20 GA 2 3/4” SUPERLIGHT

BROWNING CITORI OU 20 GA 2 3/4” SUPERLIGHT: MADE IN JAPAN IN 1986.  BARREL IS 26” WITH A VENT RIB AND INVECTOR CHOKED.  FACTORY WITH HUNTING WEAR. Shotgun Gauge: 20 Gauge, Condition: USED, Metal Condition: USED, Wood Condition: USED, Bore Condition: EXCELLENT, Triggers: GOLD, Stock Comb: 1 1/2”, Stock Heel: 2 1/2”, LOP: 14 1/4”, Weight: 6 LB, Extras: NONE Price: $1,425

A super nice looking A.H. Fox Sterlingworth Wildfowl SxS…

Fox Waterfowl Grade (HE) Sterlingworth Near Mint
Fox Waterfowl Grade (HE) Sterlingworth Near Mint

The Super-Fox is one of America’s legendary shotguns. Famous outdoor writer and sportsman Nash Buckingham raved about it’s ability on high birds. He loved the loved the gun so much that he named it “Bo Whoop” because of the unique sound it made when fired.

The A.H. Fox company offered the Super-Fox from 1923 to 1940. In one of their catalogs, the company wrote: “The long distance shooting Gun built especially for close patterns at extra range…gives patterns never before attained at forty, fifty and sixty yards and above….”

In his book A.H. Fox: The Finest Gun in the World, Michael McIntosh wrote “…The Super-Fox was the product of several minds, all focused on the remarkably complex problem involved in getting a shotgun to reliably deliver a high percentage of its shot to roughly the same place at any distance beyond forty yards. It was also the product of technologies unknown before and of splendid talents brought together at precisely the right time.”

Fox Waterfowl Grade (HE) Sterlingworth Near Mint
Fox Waterfowl Grade (HE) Sterlingworth Near Mint

A.H. Fox brought in Burt Becker to build the first of these doubles. Becker was a well-known gunsmith with a gift for boring barrels. In describing Becker’s contributions to the Super Fox, McIntosh wrote:

“Becker clearly understood the advantage of keeping a gunbarrel free from abrupt changes in diameter, and his solution involves a three-fold approach. First, Super-Fox chambers are bored to extremely close tolerances, and most will not accept a cartridge that is even slightly oversized. There also is a bit more taper in the Super-Fox chambers than in the average gun’s. Becker’s forcing cones are 3/4-inch long and obliquely angled, so that shot columns are eased rather than squeezed into the bores. Finally, to reduce the difference between chamber and bore diameters even further, Becker overbored the barrels. A 12-gauge Super-Fox has nearly 11-gauge bores.”

The A.H. Fox Sterlingworth Wildfowl was made up from leftover HE-grade Super-Fox actions and barrels. It was offered from 1934 to around 1940. I don’t think many of them were made, and if this one is as good as it looks, it may be the best one out there.

Fox Waterfowl Grade (HE) Sterlingworth Near Mint
Fox Waterfowl Grade (HE) Sterlingworth Near Mint

NOTE: In his original listing, the seller calls this gun a “Fox Waterfowl Grade (XE) Sterlingworthand says it “…is basically a Super Fox XE.” This is incorrect. I believe he meant to say “HE” instead of “XE”. I made the correction below.

Fox Waterfowl Grade (HE) Sterlingworth Near Mint: Amazing, near mint, late production Fox Sterlingworth side by side in little known Wildfowl Grade. A rare grade and gun is all original in near mint condition. The case coloring is some of the best I have seen on a Fox shotgun. Beautiful dark walnut in forend and stock, which has original, period correct, Jostam Mfg. red rubber pad. Original blue on 30 inch Full/Full choked barrels with ejectors. Action snaps shut tight like a vault door. Length of pull is 14 inches with 2 3/4 inch drop at heel. Take down those high flyers like Bo-Whoop’s cousin should!!  Price: $7,000

Fox Waterfowl Grade (HE) Sterlingworth Near Mint
Fox Waterfowl Grade (HE) Sterlingworth Near Mint
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