Rare! A.H. Fox CEs in 16g & 20g, both with 28″ barrels …

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 20 GA
A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 20 GA

Here are two rare doubles that Cabela’s recently listed. CE-grade Fox shotguns are not easy to find — especially in 16 & 20 gauge. That being said, I think these two are priced very aggressively. Even though they appear to be in nice, original condition, $20,000 is a lot to for either one — especially the 16.

Here’s more about A.H. Fox C-grade shotguns from the Fox Collectors website”

FROM: “The FOX GUN” ( A.H. Fox “Wood Grain” Catalog A.H. Fox Gun Company, Philadelphia, Pa.)

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 16 GA
A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 16 GA

This is the grade that has made good everywhere. In every respect it is a high grade.

It’s beauty in looks and finish. No gun will stand up better to hard work. Its every detail is perfect. And at the price it is in a class absolutely by itself.

THE BARRELS are a high quality of Chromox Fluid Steel. They are guaranteed both for accurate shooting and great strength. THE STOCK is a choice selection of dark, curly Walnut. The grain is beautifully brought out in the hand rubbed oil finish. THE ENGRAVING is the work of an artist. It stands out clear and beautiful in design. THE CHECKERING is of fine diamond pattern on grip, panels and forend.

The regular “CE” Grade FOX is equipped with automatic ejector. We carry in stock with half or full pistol grip, but will be made to order at no extra charge with straight grip.

26-, 28-, 30- & 32-inch barrel

Weight 5 3/4 to 7 lbs- 16 gauge

Weight 5 1/2 to 6 3/4 lbs- 20 gauge

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 16 GAPrice: $19,999.99

Manufacturer: S/N 302XXX

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 16 GA
A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 16 GA

Caliber: 16 GA
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28
Triggers: Double
Stock: Checkered Walnut
Stock Dimensions:
14 1/8″ LOP – 1 3/4″ DAC – 3″ DAH
Fore End: Checkered Walnut
Butt Pad: Black Hard Rubber
Weight: 6 LB

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 20 GAPrice: $19,999.99

Manufacturer: S/N 203XXX

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 20 GA
A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 20 GA

Caliber: 20 GA
Chambers: 2 1/2″ with Ejectors
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Very Good
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28
Triggers: Double
Stock: Checkered Walnut Pistol Grip with Black Cap
Stock Dimensions:
14″ LOP – 1 1/2″ DAC – 2 1/2″ DAH
Fore End: Checkered Walnut Splinter
Butt Pad: Black Hard Rubber
Weight: 6 LB

A king of condition: 16g Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box

16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box

Fox Sterlingworths used to be one of the best buys in American shotguns. Hunters realized this and made it the company’s best seller. From 1910 to about 1940, the A.H. Fox and then the Savage Arms Company shipped around 140,000 of these great side-by-side shotguns to shooters throughout North America.

Most Sterlies were used hard for years. Swept across barbed-wire, smacked into rock walls by wincing owners, and carried with hope through rainy openings-days. Other Sterlies their stock cut down to fit a kid a brother and their blueing rubbed away by October after October of grimy, sweat-soaked leather guns.  Not that the guns minded.

16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box

But today’s collectors do. So even though thousands of Sterlies have survived, few are in the kind of pristine condition that makes collectors crazy. That’s what makes the 16g Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe you see here so special. It’s also why it sold within a few hours of appearing online.

Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe 16 gauge, New in Box: A Utica-Made Sterlingworth Deluxe 16 gauge, 28″ bbls, Mod & Full. Featuring factory double ivory beads and factory Jostam pad. The shotgun shows very light handling marks and was used little if at all. Nearly all of the original case color and barrel blue. Includes original box and packing material. Any Fox shotgun in this condition would nearly impossible to upgrade. Price: $4,000.00

See more pics at Ironmen Arms & Antiques.

16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box
16 gauge Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe, New in Box
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