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UPDATED Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 3:28 pm
by Brian
Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.
It started life as a 20 Ga. Sterlingworth with 28” barrels. Dan Rossiter did all of the metal work, fences, reshaping, etc. the and stock work. I debated straight grip or semi pistol. I went with semi pistol grip.
The wood came from Cecil Fredi.
Horn butt-plate.
stocking is done, waiting for the checkering and final work to be done by Dan.
Barrels are MOD & Full, I am going ng to open right barrel to IC.

I will post more pics one I get the gun.
Here are a few pics of the engraving on my Fox Upgrade. Geoffroy Gournet did the engraving.

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Re: Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 3:30 pm
by Brian
more pics
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Re: Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 4:17 pm
by eightbore
Brian, Dan, and Geoffroy, that is one great looking gun. What finish will be on the receiver? Bill Murphy

Re: Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 4:34 pm
by Jeff S
Wow! That's a beauty. I can't wait to see it with the wood. Jeff

Re: Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:54 pm
by Brian
All metal except trigger guard will be French grayed.
I think that will show off the engraving more. darkend in the engraving to make it pop

Re: Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:12 pm
by Foxnut
Brian,
Looks beautiful!!! Keep showing us pics as the project progresses

Re: Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:30 pm
by Stan Hillis
Those gold wedding bands on the breeches are a very nice touch. I think it just adds much class to the barrels/action. Beautiful.

I met Geoffroy recently and was very impressed with him, in person. He engraved a damascus blade boot knife for me, and I am thrilled with the work.

Thanks for posting that, Brian. SRH

Re: Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:36 am
by Jim Cloninger
That is fantastic, Brian. I particularly like the Ruffed Grouse. Is that a portrait of your dog?
Jim

Re: Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 5:40 pm
by bbman3
It will be a knockout! Bobby

Re: Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 10:26 am
by vaturkey
Did not know that was your gun Brian. Rather fantastic gun all around for sure. Its amazing the craftsman that are out there right now and the quality of the work they do. 2 Thumbs up for Dan and Gournet.

Re: Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:00 pm
by Brian
Yes that is my Field bred Springer Mollie. She is out of Pheasant Feathers Kennel in PA.

Re: Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:38 pm
by Brian
Picked my gun up from Dan Rossiter last week. what a job he did. It came out beautiful. I will post photos once I have a chance and decent weather to get some outdoor shots with natural light.

Re: Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:39 pm
by vaturkey
Brian wrote:Picked my gun up from Dan Rossiter last week. what a job he did. It came out beautiful. I will post photos once I have a chance and decent weather to get some outdoor shots with natural light.


look forward to the pics for sure. Dan's has one restock in que for me and a upgrade. Supposed to start both in January after the Dallas Show. Can hardly wait. Hope to have the upgrade to Gournet at the Southern.

Re: Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:34 pm
by eightbore
We'll be waiting for those pictures, Brian.

Re: Fox 20 Ga Sterlingworth upgrade project.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:31 pm
by vaturkey
vaturkey wrote:
Brian wrote:Picked my gun up from Dan Rossiter last week. what a job he did. It came out beautiful. I will post photos once I have a chance and decent weather to get some outdoor shots with natural light.


look forward to the pics for sure. Dan's has one restock in que for me and a upgrade. Supposed to start both in January after the Dallas Show. Can hardly wait. Hope to have the upgrade to Gournet at the Southern.


Restock has been started on the AE 16 gauge. Asked Dan to send me a picture of the blank post turning so I could get a look at it. After Dallas he will hopefully start the XE 20 gauge upgrade.