The so called Sterlingworth recessed pin gun was the first style 12 gauge Sterlingworth produced from 1911 to late 1912 early 1913. Recessed pin guns are found with serial numbers up to the 62000 range. It is believed that sometime in late 1912 or early 1913 the dressed flush hinge pin guns were introduced.This 12 gauge Sterlingworth Standard was also equipped with automatic ejectors The term standard indicates the gun had 30" barrels choked full/full. The weight was between 7 1/2 and 7 3/4 lbs. The stock had 14" pull with a drop of 2 3/4" at heel. This particular gun was shipped to Ellery Arms Company January 21 1913 no address given.
"The FOX GUN"( A.H. Fox "Wood Grain" Catalog A.H. Fox Gun Company, Philadelphia, Pa.)
THE FOX STERLINGWORTH is a plain, staunch, trustworthy gun, at a reasonable price, that will make good all the time and under all conditions. It has all the exclusive FOX features.
The BARRELS are genuine Sterlingworth Fluid Compressed Steel-(FOX PROOF)-thoroughly tested and guaranteed for strength and shooting qualities. THE STOCK is best quality plain American Walnut, thoroughly seasoned and checkered. Full capped pistolgrip only. THE ENGRAVING consists of linework around the frame and guard. THE FOREND is a new FOX spiral spring creation, and acts as one of the greatest compensating devices ever placed on any gun. Will never break or get loose.
Weight 6 3/4 to 8 lbs- 12 gauge
Weight 5 3/4 to 7 lbs- 16 gauge
Weight 5 1/2 to 6 3/4 lbs 20 gauge