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Sterlingworth engraving

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:20 pm
by SPE33
No connection to this gun.....Gunbroker item #847558843.
Looks different from my Savage Sterlingworth 20 gauge. Has anyone seen guns with this type of lettering before? I think it looks nicer. Looks like it has all the Philadelphia features,could this have been made shortly after the Savage take-over?

Re: Sterlingworth engraving

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:44 pm
by Researcher
The guns with the large FOX STERLINGWORTH lettering seem to be in the 128xxx --

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and 129xxx range --

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By the 130xxx range we are back to smaller letters --

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However, there are regular Philadelphia STERLINGWORTHs still in the 128xxx and 129xxx range. Also, I've recorded a nest of small letter FOX STERLINGWORTH Traps in the 1220xx range.

Re: Sterlingworth engraving

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:13 pm
by eightbore
Dave, you mean I have to continue searching for more Sterlingworths? I love those big letters.

Re: Sterlingworth engraving

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:20 pm
by Jim Cloninger
I like them too! Jim

Re: Sterlingworth engraving

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:31 am
by bamboozler
Was the larger lettering unique to 12-ga. Sterlingworths or are there some 20s and 16s out there as well?

Re: Sterlingworth engraving

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:15 am
by Researcher
I haven't recorded the large lettering on the sides of a smallbore receiver.

Re: Sterlingworth engraving

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:53 pm
by Foxnut
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Here is a pic of Savage era 16 Ga. #367469 that appears to have larger stamping, although it is not the same script as the 12 pictured above.