I have actually just repatriated a 16ga. Fox Sterlingworth that, in a moment of outrageous weakness and also stupidity, I offered to a friend and shooting companion. It"s no the very first time I"ve done this yet this is one of the few occasions I"ve had actually the chance to turning back the process. It price a little much more but to be a bargain. I obtained what ns let slip away.It"s a lovely late Utica gun and also my inquiry is: "What year to be it made?".I have actually McIntosh"s book but the doesn"t give this info. Ns realize that I can pay because that the information however my guess: v is that one of you has what i want.The serial number is: 376189.
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object starter post : January 2, 2012 6:43 am
1939 or later....my guess would certainly be a battle years gun..
post : January 2, 2012 11:11 am
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post : January 2, 2012 12:19 pm
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374800-1938, 378481- highest possible number, from Doublegunshop.com
post : January 2, 2012 2:29 pm
Thanks for the help. It looks choose this was one of the last Sterlingworths. It"s in an excellent shape....traces of case color on the exterior of the receiver, 90% top top the inside, essentially all the case color top top the FE metal, the barrels have at the very least 95% the the bluing v perfect bores. It has 28" bbls choked M-F?. The stock has actually been professionally redone v an Old English decelerator pad added. It needed both and it"s what ns wanted.I don"t check out these firearms as heirlooms to start with. If it to be a great gun, I could not have had the share refinished and the pad added. The weighs 6 lbs., 10 oz.. What a shooter. I"ve been loading some 7/8 oz shells and also plan to perform shoot over the weekend.You have the right to tell that this gun has actually not been shot. The firewall has virtually no shell markings and also the internal case color has faded yet is all there. The just discernible undertake is the case coloring ~ above the exterior of the receiver and, come a lot lesser extent, the barrel bluing.
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subject starter posted : January 2, 2012 5:40 pm
Dave B - L.C. Smith Man
Tom 28,Sounds like a actual nice gun, congrat! have fun this weekend v her.Pine Creek
post : January 2, 2012 5:44 pm
The only method to know for sure once your gun to be made/shipped is to get a letter on that from the Savage chronicler --
Fox serial numbers are in block by gauge and also whether Sterlingworth or graded pistol --
12-gauge Graded weapons -- 1 come 3528012-gauge Sterlingworths -- 50000 come 16155616-gauge Graded weapons -- 300000 come 30387516-gauge Sterlingworths -- 350000 to 37848120-gauge Graded guns -- 200000 come 20397420-gauge Sterlingworths -- 250000 to 271304Single Barrel Trap guns -- 400000 come 400568
I have actually some real problems with the published Fox serial number chronology, which was initially put the end in 1976 through Lightner Library.
On the 12-gauge Fox-Sterlingworths they estimate the greatest serial number because that 1937 together 145000, for 1938 together 150000 and also for 1939 as 155000. Again indigenous my years of observing and also recording serial numbers, ns haven"t tape-recorded a gun in between 143802 and 160195, leading me to think there were about 16000 serial number skipped. Probably the high 143xxx selection was the end of consistent production and the guns in the 160xxx and 161xxx variety were cleanup the parts and barrels top top hand?!? every one of the guns I"ve recorded in that selection are 26-inch barrels other than one two-barrel set that additionally has a pair the 28-inch barrels.