View Full Version : Need Help Identifying Old Sterlingworth Double Barrel Shotgun

July 11, 2010, 03:00 PM
Hey Everyone,

My father recently passed away and I inherited all of his guns. I've been able to identify and trace most of them. I'm having trouble with the serial number lookup for this one in particular.

It's a Sterlingworth Double Barrel Shotgun with the Serial Number 69641 engraved on the underside panel. Also, I believe the stock was replaced but I'm not sure.

Please take a look and if you know anything about this model please let me know.



July 11, 2010, 03:16 PM
Made by A.H. Fox in 1913. Very nice gun but stock has been replaced.

July 11, 2010, 07:38 PM
FWIW, A.H.Fox made SxS shotguns for awhile in various grades of adornment ( aka: "graded guns"), ranging from their lowest (A grade) up through several steps to the FE & XE grades - before the company decided they needed to be more competitive in the changing marketplace.

They decided to introduce an "economy" gun, sans any adornment (and costing them less to produce), to compete with other low-cost doubles coming into vogue.

What they came up with was the Sterlingworth model, like yours.

It didn't do the company a whole lot of good, since they were eventually taken over by Savage Arms, who placed the "Fox" moniker on their own Savage/Stevens double guns.

Today, "A.H.Fox" doubles are made in CT by Connecticut Shotgun - but mostly only in high grades for high rollers.


July 12, 2010, 04:30 PM
Note that "low-cost" does NOT equal "low-quality"....the Sterlingworths are a NICE shotgun. I love the 20ga I inherited from my Grandmother.

July 12, 2010, 04:59 PM
They were on a par with field grade L.C. Smith's and Lefever's.

July 20, 2010, 10:27 AM
Hey thanks guys. I really appreciate the help!