Good gun alert: Fox Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Game…

 

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

Auction alert: Fox, L.C. Smith, Winchester & Charles Daly O/Us & more…

Auction time! Here are a few shotguns from Montrose Auctions 3/16 sale that caught my eye. BTW: There are a lot more decent doubles in this sale. To see all the shotguns going off tomorrow, go here.

A.H. Fox Sterlingworth 16 gauge Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
A.H. Fox Sterlingworth 16 gauge Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

A.H. Fox Sterlingworth SxS Shotgun: 16ga Serial # 366415, 28″ bbls. Good overall condition with traces of case coloring, barrels retain a smooth brown patina, LOP 14 3/8, with extractor, CHOKE improved cylinder, improved MOD barrel.

Winchester 101 O/U Shotgun: 28ga Serial # K225300 Excellent overall condition slightly thinning blue to trigger guard, LOP 14″, CHOKE MOD & improved cylinder, light dings and handling marks to wood barrel 26 1/2″ bbls.

Charles Daly O/U shotgun: 20ga, Serial # 68135, Barrel 28 inch, DOUBLE TRIGGERS. Modern, Very good condition with vent rib, choked modified/full, 3″ chambers and 14 1/4″ LOP.

L.C. Smith Field 20 gauge Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun, 28" barrels
L.C. Smith Field 20 gauge Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun, 28″ barrels

LC Smith Field Grade SxS shotgun: 20ga, Serial # 10019, Barrel 28 inch, C&R, Very good overall condition slightly thinning blue on barrels, vivid case coloring on receiver ,MFD circa 1919. Choked full/full, 2 3/4″ chambers and 14 5/8″ LOP.

Savage Fox Sterlingworth SxS shotgun: 16ga, Serial # 371661, Barrel 28 inch, C&R, Very good overall condition, with revarnished wood, receiver polished, slightly thinning blue on barrels, with extractor, MFD in 1934. Choked improved cylinder/modified, 2 3/4″ chambers and 14″ LOP.

16 gauge Belgian-Made Charles Daly Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun
16 gauge Belgian-Made Charles Daly Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Charles Daly Belgian O/U Shotgun: 16ga Serial # 5210 Very good overall condition with case colored receiver, LOP 13 7/8, with straight grip English stock, CHOKE improved cylinder/cylinder, with ejectors barrel 26″ bbls.

 

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