LOOKING FOR 12 SW 2 BARREL SET SOLD IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

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LOOKING FOR 12 SW 2 BARREL SET SOLD IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

Postby J. A. Early » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:54 pm

This was my late uncle's gun and I was there the night he sold it. But I was just a kid and it meant nothing to me then. It was a 12 gauge Philly Sterlingworth with either 28" or 30" Barrels. My uncle sent it back to Savage/Fox in the 40s or 50s and had a set of 26" I.C. and Mod. barrels made for it by Savage. It was sold to Mr. Gene Shifflett who ran an optical business in Charlottesville, VA who later sold it in Charlottesville.

I know it is a long shot, but maybe someone came by this gun. I would love to acquire the gun in memory of my uncle, who being raised in Georgia and then living in Virginia after WWII, was quite the quail hunter. Of all things he sold this gun after acquiring a Franchi 48-AL in 20 gauge, But he was a small guy and after he carried a Garand around I understand his wanting a lighter gun.
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Re: LOOKING FOR 12 SW 2 BARREL SET SOLD IN CHARLOTTESVILLE,

Postby vaturkey » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:06 pm

Might have seen that gun. Check with Old Dominion Sports in Winchester Va. They have a 2 barrel set Sterlingworth there. One barrel was added later and it was either a Savage barrel or a Chippie Falls barrel. The gun was there just two weeks ago. Condition isn't great for sure.
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Re: LOOKING FOR 12 SW 2 BARREL SET SOLD IN CHARLOTTESVILLE,

Postby J. A. Early » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:27 pm

Thank you for the info. I will check with them tomorrow. Maybe they can give some info as to where it came from.
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Re: LOOKING FOR 12 SW 2 BARREL SET SOLD IN CHARLOTTESVILLE,

Postby vaturkey » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:52 pm

Let us know. Got us really curious about this.
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Re: LOOKING FOR 12 SW 2 BARREL SET SOLD IN CHARLOTTESVILLE,

Postby J. A. Early » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:11 pm

I called them and I am sure this is not his gun. The gun they have has both sets of barrels with tight chokes, and a Pachmayr pad has been added. I remember that it was a Philly gun with a second set from Savage. The gun they have has the Chicopee Falls address on both sets, so probably ordered that way or rebarreled as a two barrel set. But thanks for the tip. Please keep looking everyone.
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Re: LOOKING FOR 12 SW 2 BARREL SET SOLD IN CHARLOTTESVILLE,

Postby vaturkey » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:48 am

I'll be going into that shop in the next few weeks and will take a look just to confirm things and will let you know. I seriously doubt if they have anyway to measure chokes. PS. Maybe I can take a few pictures with my phone at the same time.
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Re: LOOKING FOR 12 SW 2 BARREL SET SOLD IN CHARLOTTESVILLE,

Postby J. A. Early » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:38 pm

Thanks. That would be great.
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Re: LOOKING FOR 12 SW 2 BARREL SET SOLD IN CHARLOTTESVILLE,

Postby SPE33 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:22 pm

2 barrel set gun just listed on Guns International recently item # 101189260.Good luck with your search.
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Re: LOOKING FOR 12 SW 2 BARREL SET SOLD IN CHARLOTTESVILLE,

Postby ylwdog » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:08 pm

Cabelas Hoffman Estates IL has a Sterlingworth with a 2 barrel set and one is a later Savage. Marked w/same ser.#'s. give them a call 848-645-0432 (gun Library)
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