new 16ga. doublebarrel shotgun, happy.


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eastbank
January 21, 2013, 09:42 AM
just got a nice fox sterlingworth 16ga at a little gun show. it is the one in between the two 12ga sterlingworths the photo,the 16ga was made on a smaller frame that the 12 ga,s and should be a dandy to carry. i,m happy,now to find a 20ga. eastbank.

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jrbaker90
January 21, 2013, 09:58 AM
those are some nice double barrels the very first gun I shot was a double barrel 20GA and I have always wanted one myself.

Virginian
January 21, 2013, 10:28 AM
Nice guns. A friend had a 20 many moons ago and I really liked it, but I have not been able to find one with suitable stock dimensions ever since. Seems like all of them have way too much drop for me.

huntsman
January 21, 2013, 10:30 AM
cool what are the chamber lengths?

chas08
January 21, 2013, 11:43 AM
Very Nice! I'm envious!

oneounceload
January 21, 2013, 11:50 AM
Great find, like little pawn shops and gun stores - to me, those places are where you find these hidden gems at great prices

Enjoy it!

loose noose
January 21, 2013, 12:26 PM
I've got a Browning SXS in 20 ga. I bought brand new about 1978 or so, and I haven't been able to find any info on it. It has a single selective trigger, and a really nice walnut stock, which does not appear to have any finish on it. I was unaware that Browning even made a SXS. I used it extensively for dove and quail out here. Nice little shooter. Those Fox Sterlinworth are some pretty nice looking shotguns.

oneounceload
January 21, 2013, 01:42 PM
Browning has had shotguns made in Belgium for a long time, as well as in Japan. The BSS was offered in several bore sizes and built on 12 and 20 frames, just like the O/U guns.

20 gauge versions from Japan are selling for around $2000 now, depending on condition. here's a site with ones for sale, so you can see how yours compares:

http://www.gunsinternational.com/Browning-Belgium-SXS-Shotguns.cfm?cat_id=602

Guns made in Belgium are typically worth a LOT more than the Japanese ones

loose noose
January 21, 2013, 04:03 PM
Thank ya oneounceload, I guess I got me a real nice firearm there, give me a few and I'll post a picture of it.:D

loose noose
January 21, 2013, 04:50 PM
Below are the pics of the Browning BSS 20 ga. Incidently the markings on the barrel say made in Morgan, Utah.

178065

178068

178069

oneounceload
January 21, 2013, 05:53 PM
Very nice!....There's only ONE thing wrong it - it's missing a trigger! :D

Personally, I love the look and feel of double triggers on SxS guns with the straight English grip -it just "looks" right........

Your gun will last a long time with minimum care - go enjoy it

Chevelle SS
January 21, 2013, 05:55 PM
Awesome, Love the old SXSs.

Virginian
January 21, 2013, 08:31 PM
Browning U.S. headquarters are in Morgan, Utah, but they never manufactured a BSS there. There were four basic series, all made in Japan. The first series had a Silver colored non-selective single trigger. The second series had a gold colored selective single trigger (mechanical). They were available in the standard configuration with a pistol grip stock and a beavertail fore end, or Sporter configuration with a straight stock and a semi beavertail fore end. Towards the end they made some sidelocks in either Grade 1 or Grade 2 if memory serves. They are all quite well made guns in the American rather than the English style, although the sidelocks are little bit closer to English guns than the boxlocks. They now sell for about 4 to 5 times what they were selling for new, when production ended. I have a selective trigger Sporter 20 that I dearly love. My stock is a LOT darker, and with less figure, than the gun pictured above.

eastbank
January 21, 2013, 10:07 PM
here,s my browning bss 20ga 3" mag single trigger with ejectors,28" F&M barrels. eastbank.

Liberty1776
January 21, 2013, 10:27 PM
Eastbank - if you pheasant hunt, you're going to love that 16 Sterlingworth...(I know I certainly appreciated mine...)

oneounceload
January 21, 2013, 10:53 PM
Virginian - not all SxS were made in Japan:
http://www.gunsinternational.com/Browning-B-S-S-Factory-Custom-12-ga.cfm?gun_id=100230581

http://www.gunsinternational.com/BROWNING-LEBEAU-COURALLY-SXS-12-GA-.cfm?gun_id=100246884

http://www.gunsinternational.com/Browning-BSL-SxS-Belgium-12-ga-.cfm?gun_id=100141553

But the Japanese made ones are the ones made in greater quantities for a lot less.... ;)

PabloJ
January 22, 2013, 02:42 AM
Below are the pics of the Browning BSS 20 ga. Incidently the markings on the barrel say made in Morgan, Utah.

178065

178068

178069
Product of B.C. Miroku of Japan. Early guns were made and assembled in Japan while later ones were assembled in South Korea from Japanese parts. Both Anson & Deely and Holland & Holland type lock work guns were made. Yours is A&D BLE gun. Current SLE SxS offered by Browning is actually made by Lebeau & Couraly for them.

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