Vintage Firearms Inc


Fox Sterlingworth 20 Gauge – CUSTOM STOCK, 15” LOP, NICE!


SKU: Fox Sterlingworth 20ga sn263070 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , ,

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Fox, 1930, 20 Gauge, 5lbs. 13oz., Chokes SK/LM, LOP 15 1/16″, DAH 2″, DAC 1 7/16″
Serial Number:  263070


Most agree the Fox Sterlingworth 20ga. is the best value for a fine small gauge vintage American double in today’s marketplace.  Built on a tiny frame (therefore lighter than like guns from Parker, L.C. Smith, Winchester, or Ithaca), dynamically balanced… the Sterlingworth is an affordable field and clays gun with the handling and shooting characteristics of a much more expensive gun.  The American double gun world loves the Fox shotgun.  Just try and find a decent 20ga. in any grade.  There are few offered for sale, and for good reason.  The A.H. Fox 20 bore has been described as the “most perfectly proportioned 20ga.” boxlock ever made and it likely is true.  HOWEVER, TALL SHOOTERS CAN’T FIND ONE TO FIT, AS MOST WERE BUILT WITH 14” LOP AND LOTS OF DROP…SO WHAT TO DO?  Here we have an answer in this fine Fox Sterlingworth that has been restocked with gorgeous English walnut, perfectly inletted to the action, checkered without flaw, 100% hand-rubbed oil finish, set up with 14 ½” LOP TO THE END OF THE WOOD, 15 1/16” to the end of the pad.  With a 1” pad we can get up to 15 ½” LOP.  A leather covered pad would look stunning on this gun.  Built to modern dimensions of 2” drop at heel, 1 7/16” drop at comb, and 3/8” cast off, this is NOT your typical Sterlingworth with 3” of drop (we can bend the stock to your needs within 5 days of purchase).  The gun was built in 1930 with 28” #3 weight barrels choked .006 right barrel and .013 left barrel (SK/LM), weighing just 5lbs. 15oz. even with the long wood and barrels, balanced on the hinge pin…this is a tall guy upland hunter’s dream gun.  The cost to restock a Sterlingworth with this quality of wood exceeds $4000 and will take close to 2 years before you get your gun back.  To find such a gun ready to go for the upcoming season is a rare opportunity.  We lengthened the chambers to 2 ¾” and extended the forcing cones to 1 ½” tapers so you can shoot modern, readily available ammunition.  The barrels are tight on the hinge pin and breach face like a new gun, the bores are bright and shiny, the ribs are tight, and the barrels are 100% gorgeous rust blue.  The action is cleaned and lubricated, still showing some case colors, the screws are perfect, the mechanics are functioning just as they should.  THIS GUN IS READY FOR YOU NOW, JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER PRACTICE AND TUNING UP FOR THE BIRD SEASON THAT IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.  NOTHING NEEDS TO BE DONE EXCEPT BUY THE GUN AND TAKE HER FOR A RUN.  Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind Fox 20-gauge Sterlingworth.  Thanks for looking!

Barrel Length:   28″ #3 weight
Chokes:   .006/.013 SK/LM
Bores:   mirror
Bore Diameter:   .620/.624
Wall Thickness:   .030/.028
% Blue:   99%
Chambers:   2 3/4″ w/long cones
Ribs:   tight
Sights:   front silver
Action:  tight, Way Right of Center
Receiver Condition:   30% faded case color
Screws:   excellent
Engraving:   sharp, clear
Trigger Type:   double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   mostly grey
Type:   1/2 round/splinter; restocked very nice English walnut
LOP:   15 1/16″
LOP To End Of Wood:   14 1/2″
DAH:   2″
DAC:   1 7/16″
Cast:   3/8″ off
Checkering Condition:   superb
Butt Treatment:   brown 1/2″ Pachmayr
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
Payment and Shipping
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI, WI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $115.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes. We accept C&R licenses for shipping on C&R eligible guns.
Terms of Purchase: Check your local and state laws before purchasing. It is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm his/her right to own the firearm or any item before purchasing.
PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. View all listings and our full inventory of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. Thanks for looking!We employ full time gunsmiths 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.
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