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A resurrection of a neglected Sterly 16
Unread 10-30-2022, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default A resurrection of a neglected Sterly 16

After 10 years of owning I finely put this one back in the field. Acquired it for payment on some stock work I did.
Dale Medders gave me the wood. I fit the wood, squared off the cut 24" barrels. Cleaned up the insides. Phil Carr recommended Dean Harris of Skeets Gun Shop in OK. He chambered, choked, removed dents and polished bores. I wanted this for our harsh quail hunting conditions here in AZ. It's far from one of my prettiest, but it's one of my favorite guns. Took it out yesterday and it did perform! Our hunt was suddenly stopped for reasons I won't go into, but I was headed towards a limit. I'll try it again next Saturday.

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Very nice Chris. A Fox smallbore is really one of the best handling guns of the American manufacturers. It has become my go to gun for birds and clays. Quail hunting in AZ is on my bucket list.
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That's awesome. Great gunwork, for those in need of stock and or forend repair, there are few better than Chris.
I can't wait for our hunt in 3 weeks.
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I love a 24” gun for quail. Yours turned out nice.
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Sterly's and Trojans make great field guns.
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True enough, they're the "work horses".
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