Price: $11,950.00
Product Code:Fox 20ga sn265019
Availability:In Stock
Used SxS Shotgun For Sale - American Double - FOX SHOTGUN

Fox 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun


General Specs: Fox, Year 1935, 20 Gauge, 5lbs 15oz, SxS
Serial Number: 265019

Most double gun enthusiasts recognize that Ansley H. Fox built one of the finest, smallest, boxlock ejector actions in the world.  Michael McIntosh, one of the most noted fine gun authors, had great affection for the Fox small bores because of the simple, strong, diminutive action that Ansley’s design allowed.  Even in today’s world there is nothing that can be improved upon and is the reason custom gunmakers choose the Fox action and barrels on which to build fine shotguns.  This gun began life as a Sterlingworth 20ga. ejector gun with 30” barrels and was completely revamped into what you presently see in the photos.  The details that are immediately noticeable, ie engraving, wood figure, checkering, and Doug Turnbull case colors are expertly executed and very tastefully done.  More importantly, the person responsible for this upgraded custom gun is a meticulous gun maker that cared about the mechanics, the stock inletting, and general integrity of the gun as much as the aesthetics.  The action and forend iron mechanisms were stripped to their smallest parts, cleaned and polished, inspected for function and integrity, then properly lubricated and reassembled.  What you have here is a new gun both inside and out.  The classic rose and scroll engraving was executed by Master Engraver Rex Pederson, who is also one of the Directors of Fega (Firearms Engravers Guild of America).  The action was sculpted and filed so that the top of the action follows the round of the barrels all the way to the rib, the frame rebated to harbor the head of the stock to prevent splitting, a bead of metal shaped to meet the barrel flats bead…nice touches that make quality evident.  The stock is gorgeous, contrasting grain French walnut with fiddleback vertical streaking throughout.  It is mated perfectly to the receiver and trigger guard both inside and out.  The fine-line borderless checkering has both flor-de-lis and ribbons to set the work apart from ordinary.  The forend is long and graceful, mimicking Fox’s XE style forend, with a small Schnabel ebony inlay at the tip to set it off.  This is a gun that communicates “SIMPLE ELEGANCE” in its execution, rather than over-the-top, boisterous screaming of a gun that yells “LOOK AT ME!!!”.  I like them better this way.  This gun is worthy of your most serious upland and clay target games, weighing just 5lbs. 15oz. and balanced perfectly 3/16” forward of the hinge pin even with its 30” barrels (please note: the barrels are from a Sterlingworth gun and are not Krupp…the builder embellished that part of the gun for aesthetics) and 15” LOP.  Gorgeous, great stock dimensions, as new mechanics…everything you could want in a fine Fox at a price that most can afford to pay for a gun that will last your lifetime and that of your children.  Thanks for looking!


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Barrel Length: 30"
Chokes: .008/.012  IC/LM
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .632/.631
Wall Thickness: 0.022
% Blue: 99%
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: tight
Sights: single


Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong
Case Color: 100% Turnbull
Screws: perfect
Engraving: custome rose and scroll; Rex Pederson
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 100%


Type: 1/2 round/splinter forend; figured french walnut
LOP: 15"
LOP To End Of Wood: 15"
DAH: 2 1/2"
DAC: 1 7/16"
Cast: 1/8" off
Checkering Condition: ribbons, borderless, 24 lines per inch
Butt Treatment: checkered butt


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 $110.00 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.