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Topic: Fox 20 ga. Sterlingworth - Based upon “issues”, wo, want advice< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Don't be enticed with this stupid bidding war. Sell it to to me for $550. It will be a better story if the gun goes to someone who has been saving his spare change for years waiting on the right opportunity to own a Fox 20ga.

Poor, poor Ruffel!

Don't be fooled by him. Ask him about that minty 16 gauge Parker he has with the 00 barrels!

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The Paul Harvey Moment:

And now for the rest of the story...

The bad news - I learned that my good friend who “didn't need another Fox” was asked by the seller to take the gun in exchange for some smithing work (re-blacking, stock fitting, checkering, etc.) on some other doubles.  So, I didn't get to buy the gun (yet!).   :(

The good news: Since he felt kind of bad, he sold me a refinished 16 ga. Philly Fox (360xxx) that looks new from the factory including new case colors, re-blackened barrels and hardware, freshened checkering and a new stock with modern measurements and oil-rubbed finish.  She sports #3 weight barrels and lengthened forcing cones & 2 ¾ chamber.  It is a thing of beauty and we had it out this morning after cottontails.  If I knew how to post pictures they’d be up with this note.

Thanks to all who commented and offered me their advice.  P.s. I haven’t given up on the 20 ga. yet, but this 16 is definitely the nicer of the two guns and cost me a little over twice the asking price of the 20.   :D


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Good buy. I think you did better with a gun that is back to new and has shootable dimensions. And it is a 16. :D

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One last question.

I checked the AH Fox Collectors Forum website but they don't seem to have a Serial Number / manufacturing date Table.  Can anyone tell me what year my Sterlingworth was made?  (360xxx)  

- Thanks again in advance!  :D


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One last question.

I checked the AH Fox Collectors Forum website but they don't seem to have a Serial Number / manufacturing date Table.  Can anyone tell me what year my Sterlingworth was made?  (360xxx)  

- Thanks again in advance!  :D

This link should answer your question. Just scroll down to the SW 16s.
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