Fox Sterlingworth Heavy barrels (HE weight)

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Re: Fox Sterlingworth Heavy barrels (HE weight)

Postby Silvers » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:44 am

Researcher wrote:I didn't look at my records, worked from memory!! Anyone have one of the guns from that third, earlier batch, that Frank reported in the 132383 to 132390 range? I've not recorded anything in that range...……………


Probably sitting in closets. Cards for (5) guns in that range are dated for shipment in 1937, 1938 and 1940.

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Re: Fox Sterlingworth Heavy barrels (HE weight)

Postby eightbore » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:43 pm

I wish our old buddy Pete had mentioned the serial numbers of the eightbores.
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Re: Fox Sterlingworth Heavy barrels (HE weight)

Postby Foxnut » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:30 pm

Scaupman, that’s a neat Wildfowl gun. What is the single trigger?
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Re: Fox Sterlingworth Heavy barrels (HE weight)

Postby scaupman » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:28 pm

Foxnut - that’s a Kautzky single trigger.

As documented in the Callahan Letter, the gun was fully optioned, i.e., Kautzky ST, beavertail FE, 3 IN chambers, etc.
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Re: Fox Sterlingworth Heavy barrels (HE weight)

Postby birdawg » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:15 pm

scaupman wrote:
Researcher wrote:The Sterlingworth Wildfowl Grade is essentially the HE-Grade Super-Fox metal finished up in Sterlingworth finish. There appears to be two batches of Sterlingworth Wildfowl Grades. Maybe forty or so in the 1341xx serial number range. The ten that I have observed run from 134102 to 134130. Guns observed in this batch are stocked in Fox-Sterlingworth quality wood.


Dave - Apparently not all of the Wildfowls in the 1341xx range were stocked in Fox-Sterlingworth quality wood - here's a fully optioned Wildfowl, within the range you have recorded above, with a capped full-pistol grip stock and the original Hawkins pad. The Callahan letter indicates it was shipped in 1945 and says: "Of interest is the information is written on an "HE" grade card with the "HE" crossed out".

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