Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe 20 Gauge – EJECTORS, 6LBS., HIGH STOCK DIMENSIONS, 70% CASE COLOR

Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe 20 Gauge – EJECTORS, 6LBS., HIGH STOCK DIMENSIONS, 70% CASE COLOR

Price: $3,950.00
Product Code:Fox Sterlingworth 20ga sn262517
Availability:In Stock
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Fox Sterlingworth Deluxe 20 Gauge SxS


General Specs: Fox, Year 1930, 20 Gauge, 5lbs 15oz, Side-by-side
Serial Number: 262517

There are many sellers that call their Sterlingworth a “DELUXE” simply because it has a pad on it (usually aftermarket with a cut stock) and ivory beads.  Most you see are Philly guns and simply cannot be a true “DELUXE”, as that catalogue offering was only available in 1930 or later with the new Savage Arms ownership.  This gun, sn262517 built in 1930, is a true Deluxe Sterlingworth, with its original Jotsam HyGun recoil pad and genuine ivory beads.  It would be considered a “transition” gun as it has the Philly style buttstock with the black hard rubber grip cap that is so much more desirable than the later Savage style butt stock with a pistol grip of rather square shape with no grip cap.  This fine Fox small bore is just the way I like to find one…96% factory blue on the barrels, 70% factory case color on the action, 90% factory charcoal blue on the trigger guard, perfect mirror bores, excellent screws, tight as new on hinge pin and breech face, and no cracks or repairs to the wood.  The wood is original to the gun and has been freshened up nicely, not overly done so as to look new, but handsome and clean with perfectly cut checkering.  BEST OF ALL, THE STOCK DIMENSIONS ARE 14 3/8” X 2 ½” X 1 ½” X 1/8” CAST OFF, a real find in the world of Sterlingworth guns that usually have 3” or more of drop at heel.  This is a VFI CERTIFIED GUN, meaning the action and forend iron have been stripped to their smallest parts, cleaned in the Ultrasonic cleaner removing all gummy oil deposits and dirt, each part inspected for proper function and integrity, and then properly lubricated and reassembled, making it good for another 20 years or so before needing any attention.  VFI CERIFIED GUNS carry a 90-day mechanical/shooting warranty so you can be sure the gun you are buying functions as it should.  Few Sterlingworth guns are found with ejectors, and you will not find another offered for sale now or in the near future that have the combination of factory condition, perfect mechanics, and modern stock dimensions.  With its 26” #3-weight barrels choked factory IC/F and weighing in at 5lbs. 15oz. and balanced dead on the hinge pin she is the perfect upland gun that will do well at the gun club shooting clay target games as well.  Priced to sell, so don’t hesitate on this one.  Where else are you going to find an ejector 20ga. Fox at a price like this???  Thanks for looking!


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Barrel Length: 26" #3wt.
Chokes: IC/F factory chokes .007/.028
Bores: perfect mirrors
Bore Diameter: .620 both
Wall Thickness: .026/.025
% Blue: 96% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4" 
Ribs: tight
Sights: double, ivory 


Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong
Case Color: 70% factory 
Screws: excellent
Engraving: clear sharp
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 97% factory


Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend
LOP: 14 3/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 3/8"
DAH: 2 1/2"
DAC: 1 1/2"
Cast: 1/8" off
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: vintage Jotsam HyGun​


There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.


Payment & Shipping

Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $45.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes


If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email me at or You can also call us at #616-292-6240. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.