Fox Sterlingworth 12ga. PHILLY GUN, EJECTORS, FOX/KAUTZKY SST
What a hard set of options to find on a Sterlingworth! Here we have a 1928 vintage Fox, with all original factory finishes, including the wood, with good shooting dimensions and all of the goodies usually only found on graded guns. The Fox/Kautzky single selective trigger has a reputation for being highly reliable and without troubles associated with other designs. To find a nice Philly Sterlingworth with ejectors is hard enough, but one with the Fox single trigger is really rare to see. This is a great field or sporting clays gun and is an investment quality, factory original Fox.
The 28” number 3 weight barrels (light weight) retain 97% factory blue, clear sharp lettering, 2 ¾” chambers, mirror bores, tight ribs, choked IM/F (.028/.048), minimum barrel wall thickness of 29 thousandths, minor handling marks on barrels, no dents or damage, ivory front bead w/silver mid bead, EJECTORS STRONG AND TIMED, barrels tight on breech face and hinge pin, everything in excellent working order.
The receiver is beautiful, with over 70% factory case color, clear sharp engraving and lettering, excellent screws, single selective trigger, action tight with lever centered, trigger guard retains 99% blue, no rust or pits, all in excellent condition.
The wood retains nearly all of the original factory finish, with some flaking near the butt plate. The LOP to the REAR POSITION SINGLE TRIGGER is 13 3/8” to the factory butt plate, which equates to 14 3/8” from a front trigger if it were a 2 trigger gun. The stock is not short or cut. There are no cracks or splits in the capped pistol grip stock or forend, with the exception of a hairline split at the end of the top tang. Most every double out there has a chip or hairline split in the same place. Drop at heel is 2 ¾”, drop at comb 1 5/8” for good shooting dimensions, checkering is clean and factory original, wood to metal fit is excellent. The stock dimensions can be altered to your specs for a small extra charge, just ask.
This wonderful Fox weighs 7 1/4lbs. and balances right on the hinge pin for that perfectly balanced double that is quick to point and easy to swing, while still being pleasant to carry all day afield. Chokes can be altered for $50 per barrel within 10 days of purchase. There are many nice Fox Sterlingworth 12ga. guns out there, but I have not seen one with ejectors, single selective trigger, AND CONDITION in years. There is not another available for sale on the internet at the time of this writing. Don’t let this perfect clays and upland double get away!
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