A.H. Fox 16 Gauge - CUSTOM 3 BARREL SET, 28", 30", 32", CASED, WOW!
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A.H. Fox 16 Gauge - CUSTOM 3 BARREL SET, 28", 30", 32", CASED, WOW!

$18,950.00
Ex Tax: $18,950.00
Brand: Fox
Product Code: Fox SW Custom 16ga sn356589

Overview

*All specs are in order of smallest barrel to largest General Specs: Fox, Year 1921, 28/30/32 Gauge, 5 lbs 13oz; 6lbs 6oz; 6lbs 10oz Serial Number: 356589 Many knowledgeable double gunners, including the late Michael McIntosh, believe that Ans...

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*All specs are in order of smallest barrel to largest

General Specs: Fox, Year 1921, 28/30/32 Gauge, 5 lbs 13oz; 6lbs 6oz; 6lbs 10oz

Serial Number: 356589

Many knowledgeable double gunners, including the late Michael McIntosh, believe that Ansley H. Fox produced the finest proportioned 16ga. boxlock in America creating an extremely lightweight, well-balanced gun.  The Fox action is known to be of the simplest design, with the fewest working parts required to do the job at hand.  Simplicity, reliability, strength and petite dimensions created on a 20ga. frame.  It makes sense that custom gun makers would choose the Fox action and barrels as their basis for building a BEST BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN.  We see them on Gunsinternational from time to time, with most being rather mediocre in execution and features.  Some are fantastic works of art, like many from Tony Galazan and his Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co. that often exceed the $40,000 mark in price.  Here we have a well thought out masterpiece in this custom Fox, with 3 sets of barrels, 2 splinter forends, one beavertail forend, and 28”, 30”, and rare 32” barrels, all cased in an oak and leather case with a French fit interior.  The level of craftsmanship and gunmaker’s art is unsurpassable.  Engraved by Christian DeCamillis of Traverse City Michigan in a deep-relief vine style scroll with shaded background, pierced top lever, pierced trigger guard bow, barrel wedges engraved, and matching engraved heel and toe plates, the softly stated elegance is stunning.  This is not the typical custom upgrade that looks special at a glance but not so much under scrutiny, but one that incorporates all of the features of a BEST GUN, INCLUDING SCULPTED ACTION BACK, DOUBLE BEADED FENCES (think Parker AAHE), REBATED FRAME, HAND FILED SCULPTED BOLSTERS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE ACTION, AND THE FRAME FILED TO FIT THE ROUNDS OF THE BARRELS LIKE THE FOX XE.  The wood on this gun is EXHIBITION TURKISH WALNUT WITH FLOR-DE-LIS CARVINGS, RIBBON BANDS, AND AN EXTRA LONG FOREARM WOOD WITH AN EBONY SCHNABLE FOREND TIP.  THE BUTT IS FINISHED OFF WITH BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED SCALLOPED HEEL AND TOE PLATES.  Nothing was spared in the creation of this fine Fox.  The 28” and 30” set of barrels have a snap-on forend like the early graded Fox guns, and the 32” set has both a long splinter forend and a finely shaped beavertail forend, all matching checkering, of course.  The mechanics are superb with everything tight as new and well-tuned for serious shooting.  The chokes run a range that makes this gun appropriate for all your field sports and clay target games.  With a 15 ¼” LOP and 2 3/8” x 1 3/8” drops, ¼” cast off, this gun will work out for modern shooters.  We can adjust the stock dimensions to your needs quite easily here in our shop.  Last-but-not-least, the set is housed in a fine custom French fit oak-and-leather case for display and transport.  We are offering this gun at a price that is a fraction of the cost to reproduce in today’s world.  Search Christian DeCamillis, engraver, and you will find he is one of America’s very finest living today, having studied abroad under the likes of Ken Hunt of Great Britain, Phillipe Griffnee of Belgium, the house of Creative Art, and the famous Botega Giovanelli in Italy.  THIS IS THE FINEST PEDIGREE IN THE GUNMAKER’S WORLD OF ART!  Please study the photographs and see this amazing creation.  The original creator’s dream can become yours for a very fair price without the 5-year wait it took to create this fine Fox Custom Three Barrel Set.  Thanks for looking…ENJOY!

Barrels

Barrel Length: 28; 30; 32-#2wt
Chokes: SK1/IC, IC/LM,  IC/M   .003/.007 ; .007/.015 ; .009/.017

Bores: excellent All
Bore Diameter: .674/.675 ; .671/.670 ; .675 both
Wall Thickness: .026 both ; .022/.027 ; .028/.030
% Blue: 100%
Chambers: 2 3/4" ; 2 3/4" ; 3"
Ribs: tight
Sights: single

Action

Action: tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: 99%
Screws: perfect
Engraving: deep relief vine scroll; Chris DeCamillis
Trigger Type: double
Trigger Guard Color: 99%

Stock

Type: 1/2 round/splinter forend/beavertail/extra splinter
LOP: 15 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: 15 1/4"
DAH: 2 3/8"
DAC: 1 3/8"
Cast: 1/4" off
Checkering Condition: 28 line per inch; ribbons/flordelis
Butt Treatment: heel toe plates engraved

Other

There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

Payment & Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price.  Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)

Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $150.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

Call to purchase #616-292-6240.  If you have any questions please call or email us, at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.