Fox 12 Gauge, RARE, HIGH FACTORY CONDITION, 1 OF 1 KNOWN, BEAVERTAIL,  AFFORDABLE!

Fox 12 Gauge, RARE, HIGH FACTORY CONDITION, 1 OF 1 KNOWN, BEAVERTAIL, AFFORDABLE!

Price: $3,550.00
Brand:Fox
Product Code:Fox SW 12ga sn133567
Availability:In Stock
Used SxS Shotgun For Sale - American Double

Fox  Sterlingworth 12 Gauge Side-by-Side

RARE, HIGH FACTORY CONDITION, 1 OF 1 KNOWN, BEAVERTAIL,  AFFORDABLE!

General Specs: Fox, Year 1938, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 9oz, SxS
Serial Number: 133567

O.K. Fox lovers, do I have your attention?  “What do we have here?” you likely wonder.  Here we have a factory original, unaltered in any way, high condition Fox 12 bore that is 1 of about 200 in its category, 1 of 3 found with ejectors, and the only one known to exist with ejectors, and factory beavertail forend.  This gun was part of a feature article in the Double Gun Journal, Winter of 2014, beginning page 129, written by well-known Fox Guru Frank Srebro.  The gun is discussed and photographed at length, making the documentation clear as can be.  This fine Fox is a Sterlingworth Drawbolt gun, serial number 133567 built in 1938, shipped with ejectors, factory beavertail, and capped pistol grip.  Those Fox enthusiasts not versed in the term “Drawbolt” Fox may be let down finding this to be a “lowly Sterlingworth”, but anyone considering themselves a collector and shooter of Fox guns should take note.  If you have the Double Gun Journal, read the article, as it is highly informative.  If you don’t subscribe to the Double Gun Journal (you should!), I will provide a copy of the Journal to the purchaser of the gun.  Drawbolt Fox guns were the first to see an improvement of the Ansley H. Fox design from 1906, and eliminated one of the only weaknesses of the original design, a thin spot on the top left side of the buttstock where it meets the action.  Drawbolt guns were prototype in nature, and due to WWII, never saw production or advertisement as a new innovation to the Fox design.  As collectible Fox guns go, every collector of A.H. Fox guns should strive to have at least one example of this 1938 innovative Sterlingworth in their collection, and this one has the condition and features that would make it the best-known example of the new Fox drawbolt design.  Fox shooter/collectors should want this gun as it has the desirable and near-impossible-to-find features of ejectors, factory beavertail forend, and high condition with good shooting dimensions.  THIS IS A “VFI CERTIFIED” GUN WITH A 90 DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY.  VFI CERTIFIED guns have had the forend/ejector mechanism and the action stripped, cleaned, inspected, and lubricated, a $275 service.  Mechanically perfect in every way, perfect mirror bores, tight as new on face and hinge pin, and a truly unique Fox 12 bore, it is offered at a price that nearly all can afford and should be a centerpiece for discussion and admiration amongst Fox collectors and shooters alike.  This is a true investment quality Fox, one sure to grow in value as you enjoy its use.  Thanks for looking.  

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Barrels

Barrel Length: 30"
Chokes: .023/.033 M/F
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .730 both
Wall Thickness: .033/.028
% Blue: 98% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4" factory
Ribs: tight
Sights: single silver

Action

Action: tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: 85% factory 
Screws: excellent
Engraving: sharp, clear
Trigger Type: double
Trigger Guard Color: 99% reblued

Stock

Type: capped pistol grip/beavertail factory; rare 
LOP: 14"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 13/16"
DAH: 2 7/8"
DAC: 1 9/16"
Cast: 1/4" off
Checkering Condition: excellent, Factory
Butt Treatment: factory plate

Other

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!

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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

Other

If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email me at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. 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.