Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing
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Upland Bird Hunt Chapter Fox Sterlingworth 16-Gauge Shotgun Drawing

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Fox Sterlingworth 16 Gauge – 26”, Ejectors, Fully Restored, 1919 Vintage -- VINTAGE FIREARMS, INC!

$20 Donation per chance.

Winner Will Be Drawn on November 6, 2021 at the Upland Bird Hunt, St. Mary’s, PA. Winner need not be present to win.

Ansley H. Fox got it right when he designed the Fox 16ga. and built all of them on the 20ga. receiver.  Fox 16-gauge guns are invariably light and well balanced, much more so than other American makers of the day.  Parker made a few of their 16’s on the “O” frame that was designed for their 20ga. gun, but they are far and few between and you pay a large premium when you find one.  Most will agree the Fox Sterlingworth 16ga. is the best value for a small gauge American double gun in today's marketplace. This Philadelphia Fox, sn356184 made in 1919, is a HARD-TO-FIND EJECTOR STERLINGWORTH THAT HAS BEEN NICELY RESTORED TO NEW CONDITION.  The gun has very minor handling marks, but otherwise the bone and charcoal case colors, rust blue on the barrels and trigger guard blue, and wood finish all rate at 99% and are very nicely done.  Even the screws are in excellent condition. 

The 26” Chromox Steel barrels are choked IC/M with mirror shiny bores, 2 ¾” chambers, tight ribs, no dents or dings, and are tight on the breech face.  Bore diameter is factory correct at .660 right, .659 left, choke constrictions are .007 right, .019 left, and the minimum barrel wall thickness is a robust 38 thousandths right and 35 thousandths left.

The action is clean inside and out and the top lever is well right of center.  The auto safety works as it should and the ejectors are well timed and work properly.  The triggers are crisp, and the barrels are tight on the hinge pin when the gun is open.  This is a VFI CERTIFIED gun, having been stripped to its smallest parts, cleaned in the Ultrasonic cleaner, all parts inspected for integrity and function, all lubricated properly and reassembled with a 90-day mechanical warranty to the new owner.

The wood is well figured for a Sterlingworth and nicely restored, the wood-to-metal fit is superb, and there are no cracks in the wood.  The stock dimensions are 14 1/16” length of pull to the buttplate, 3 1/8” drop at heel, and 1 ¾” drop at the nose of the comb with 1/8” cast off.  The checkering is nicely recut.

At 6 1/4lbs. balanced just forward of the hinge pin, the gun is fast to the shoulder and feels awesome in hand.  With the 26” barrels choked IC/M you have the perfect Michigan upland gun for grouse, woodcock, and pheasants.  In the early season use the RST Spreader loads and the gun will shoot SK and IC patterns.  Once the leaves are down regular ammo will do the job nicely. 

What a find; an ejector Sterlingworth 16ga. that needs no work and looks just the way it did when it left the factory.

$20 Donation per chance.

Winner Will Be Drawn on November 6, 2021 at the Upland Bird Hunt, St. Mary’s, PA. Winner need not be present to win.

    For questions, please contact Lisa Rossi, Director of Regional Development, at LisaR@ruffedgrousesociety.org