Vintage Firearms Inc


Fox Sterlingworth – 99% FACTORY CASE COLOR, 7 POUNDS


Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Fox, 1924, 12 Gauge, 7lbs. 1oz., Screw in Chokes , LOP 14 3/8″, DAH 2 15/16″, DAC 1 3/4″
Serial Number:  102286

The A.H. Fox Sterlingworth is the best buy in the vintage American side x side market!  The Sterlingworth is the same gun mechanically as all other grades of the A.H. Fox gun, having the fewest parts and smallest action of any of its competitors.  The Fox gun mechanism is utterly reliable, the locking mechanism simple and efficient, the barrels and action made of the finest steels of the time, the wood finely fitted to the action, checkering well cut, and the balance of the gun was superb. This fine Philly Fox, sn102286 made in 1924, is an exceptional Fox as it retains 99% factory case color- vivid and vibrant with some light wear on the balancing point. The very desirable #2 weight 30” barrels show 99% factory blue, the bores are mirror bright, chambers are 2 ¾” with     1 1/2” long forcing cones done by VFI, a $360 service.  Modern chamber dimensions and long forcing cones make for safe shooting with softer recoil and better patterns, which benefit the shooter and preserve the integrity of these fine older doubleguns.  This gun is choked with screw-in Briley Thinwall choke tubes, a $600 extra option for this gun.  The screw-ins make this a very versatile guns for all winged game and for your clay target sports.  One gun can do it all with Brileys!  The action locks up tight with a lever sitting right of center, the screws are perfect and all correctly clocked, the wood carries its original factory varnish with a few field marks. The gun is balanced just forward of the pin and comes up quickly, the butt finish is factory original with a few field marks, terminating in a buttplate.  Buy this gun with confidence! At Vintage Firearms, Inc. (VFI) we inspect each gun before purchase, our 4 gunsmiths clean and service each gun as needed, and on most guns, we strip the actions to the smallest parts, Ultrasonic clean and scrub all parts to shiny metal, inspect all parts for integrity and function, make any replacements or repairs necessary, lubricate and reassemble, providing VFI CERTIFIED GUNS, a $275 service in our shop.  VFI CERTIFIED GUNS have a 90-day mechanical warranty providing confidence you are buying a fine shotgun that will provide years of service in the field.  Other sellers do not provide this service.    We provide the most comprehensive photography and specifications in the marketplace, information that allows you to make a good choice.  Just remember, nowhere is it more apparent than in the gun world…you get what you pay for!  If you want a fine Fox gun you can rely on, buy one that is field ready and can safely shoot modern, available field loads.   See the specifications below.  A Fox Sterlingworth double with such great features and VFI certified for 90 days make this the double gun to own, buy with confidence. Enjoy.

Barrel Length:   30″ #2 wt.
Chokes:   SK/SK/IC/LM/M/F; S-26 Briley thin-wall chokes
Bores:   excellent
Bore Diameter:   .728/.729
Wall Thickness:   .028/.032
% Blue:   99% factory
Chambers:   2 3/4″
Ribs:  tight-bells
Sights:   front brass
Action:  tight , Way Right of Center
Ejectors or Extractors:   extractors
Receiver Condition:   99% factory vivid case color
Screws:   perfect
Engraving:   sharp, clear
Trigger Type:   double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   96% factory charcoal blue
Type:   Capped pistol grip/Splinter; plain American walnut
LOP:   14 3/8″
LOP To End Of Wood:   13 7/8″
DAH: 2 15/16″
DAC: 1 3/4″
Cast:   neutral
Checkering Condition:   excellent factory
Butt Treatment:   factory plate
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 $85.00 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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