My fox got short

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  1. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Got out the old hacksaw ,files an cut 10 inches off my old fox double,now 20 inch barrels ,turned out great.patterned it with some trap loads ,#4buck an it shot great at 20yds throwing nice even patterns .i wanted a boat gun without getting locked up in MD for carrying my handguns.even makes a good house gun now .when I get bored something’s getting the saw:p
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2019
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  2. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    Looks great!:cool:
     
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  3. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    I just got done checking out Maryland long gun laws :eek: says you better have it an ammo separate,going hunting or home from ,be bringing it home from buying it or going or coming from the range .no other reason for having it an 3 year mandatory sentence :eek:
     
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  4. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    Nice job.
     
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  5. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    I was out patterning my short fox sxs today an real happy with it . I shot some 1 oz loads of #6 at 15 yds thru both barrels ,both inline about same poi,both 2/3 pattern high, both shot most of the shot in a nice even Pattern in about a 18 inch circle.little tighter than I thought it would be for no choke at all,for a close range defense gun I like them to cover the barn door :p got to get me some 00 buck for my home load an pattern it . I love this gun!
     
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  6. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    Frank, is that a Sterlingworth? 12, 16, or 20? I found out a few years ago that, since I worked in the gun shop over 30 years ago, that the value of old double barrels has gone down quite a bit. I had a nice L.C. Smith 12 ga that I used to hunt with a lot. Pretty much had to give it away to move it. I still have some family shotguns, but I doubt I'll ever really hunt small game anymore. Today's put and take pheasant hunting just doesn't do it for me.:(
     
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  7. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Yes a 12 Sterlingworth,older one made in philly.from what I read pretty valuable gun oringinal ,this one has been redone I;m sure as it is to nice,tight for the age .i like buying a old valuable well made guns that have been devalued by a blue job or anything else.collector value means nothing to me.
     
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  8. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    For some reason I feel the only real value of firearm is to the owner. I have my dad's J.C. Higgins 12ga bolt action shotgun he bought after ww2, it's got notches cut in the stock for the deer he got with it and is worth more as a barn gun than a actual hunting gun but I keep it anyway.
     
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  9. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Any gun that can protect my family has great value to me ,better yet if it was handed down from family member.I sleep better now with this gun in my dressers sock ,underwear drawer up stairs :D
     
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