Utica Sterlingworth 20 —> C-grade custom profiled/rebated

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Re: Utica Sterlingworth 20 —> C-grade custom profiled/rebate

Postby Fox20obsessed » Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:01 am

Tom and Bill, thanks for the kind words. I appreciate it. As for the rest of you crusty trolls that have been reading my posts and can’t even bother hitting the “post reply” button...let it be known that I’m done taking the time to make another single post to this forum. I have provided a lot of useful info throughout the last year and all of y’all just have your noses in the air. I don’t need any approval from the “collectors” here. From here on out I won’t bother to come here except for one more free card lookup and that’s about it. Peace out fellas.
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Re: Utica Sterlingworth 20 —> C-grade custom profiled/rebate

Postby jolly bill » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:32 am

Hi Matt,

I'm sorry you are not looking more kindly at this bunch that make up the Fox forum.

You have had many complimentary Replies to your very well done submissions on your work over the past year or so. I think most all of us appreciate what you've done but as you point out, you may not hear from most.

Frank has experienced this also and I will point out, his submissions have been terrific as well. Nice to have that talent and expertise among us.

Hopefully, you will reconsider but you have to make the decision that's right for you.

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Re: Utica Sterlingworth 20 —> C-grade custom profiled/rebate

Postby Fox20obsessed » Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:39 pm

Bill, my past posts have received a fair amount of commentary that is true. My recent submissions of the custom I put together and had finished by Dan R. were for the most part overlooked and that was a 4-year project...the lack of commentary on that particular build left a very bad taste in my mouth almost as if it was poorly executed. As Frank has pointed out it takes a good bit of time to do the write-ups and attach the pics. I just figure my time is better spent working on my guns and shooting as opposed to wasting it by posting pics and such if it is just looked at by non-paying members and glossed over. As far as the paying members...the forum and perhaps the AHFCA in general seems (atleast to me) very clique-ish and I suppose I am just not part of the clique which is fine, my work speaks for itself and I wasn’t asking for approval from anyone but a post here and there is always nice to read. Heck, everybody likes to hear feedback whether it be positive or negative in nature. It’s disappointing to take the time to make a post and then weeks later feel as though it was not appreciated or much less even looked at. I have tried to be patient and also understanding. I also realize that I just joined here last year but have been a lurker for almost 5 years. I’m fine with not being accepted or part of the clique which is why I have made the decision to just bow out. A lot of the techniques I use and have tried to display on here were taught to me by career gunsmiths with over 40 yrs experience and I just can’t see the point in passing along trade secrets and any valuable info when no feedback is given. No hard feelings to you or anyone else, just tired of feeling disappointed over it. Fox guns are my biggest hobby aside from hunting and digging ginseng...I kinda just assumed that others would comment more and I assumed wrong...anyway buddy you have my email, feel free to email me anytime you like and I’d be more than happy to send some pics of ongoing and/or finished projects. I’ll still be here, often in fact...but just to lurk like most others. Anyone else reading this feel free to PM me and I’ll try to get back to you when I have the time.
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Re: Utica Sterlingworth 20 —> C-grade custom profiled/rebate

Postby Jeff S » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:04 pm

This looks like an absolutely beautiful gun. I love C grades, I love round pistol grips, and I love 26" barrels. Happy hunting, and I sincerely hope that you hit a few grouse with it. I enjoy your detailed posts, but quite frankly much of it beyond my grasp. However, I may expand my horizons. Last month I purchased a few "gun" screwdrivers. Who knows, maybe I'll take something apart.
Sincerely, Jeff
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Re: Utica Sterlingworth 20 —> C-grade custom profiled/rebate

Postby hihaven » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:56 pm

Wow ! What a beautiful gun I finally got a good look at the pictures! Sweet!!!!
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