Fox A Grade 12 Gauge - #1 WEIGHT FOR THE HEAVIEST LOADS, VFI CERTIFIED
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Fox A Grade 12 Gauge - #1 WEIGHT FOR THE HEAVIEST LOADS, VFI CERTIFIED

$2,150.00
Ex Tax: $2,150.00
Brand: Fox
Product Code: Fox A 12ga sn1574

Overview

General Specs: Fox, Year 1906/7 , 12 Gauge, 7lb 7oz, Chokes .010/ .014   IC/LM, LOP 14 3/16", DAH 2 1/2", DAC 1 7/16" Serial Number: 1574It is well known that the Fox gun mechanism is reliable with the locking mechanism simpl...

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General Specs: Fox, Year 1906/7 , 12 Gauge, 7lb 7oz, Chokes .010/ .014   IC/LM, LOP 14 3/16", DAH 2 1/2", DAC 1 7/16"
Serial Number: 1574

It is well known that the Fox gun mechanism is reliable with the locking mechanism simple and efficient, the barrels and action made of the finest steel of its time, the wood finely fitted to the action, checkering well cut, and the handling dynamics of the gun superb. With so many of them out there, how do you know which one to buy? At Vintage Firearms, Inc. (VFI) we inspect each gun before purchase, our 4 gunsmiths clean and service each gun as needed, and on most guns, we strip the actions to the smallest parts, Ultrasonic clean and scrub all parts to shiny metal, inspect all parts for integrity and function, make any replacements or repairs necessary, lubricate and reassemble. This is a $275 service included with the gun. VFI CERTIFIED GUNS have a 90-day mechanical warranty providing confidence you are buying a fine shotgun that will provide years of service in the field. Just remember, nowhere is it more apparent than in the gun world…you get what you pay for!

This Fox A grade SN 1574 retains all factory original finishes and parts.  Its butt stock has an elegant round knob with well executed checkering complimenting the nicely figured European walnut and is fitted with a genuine Silvers pad.  The gun has modern shooting dimensions, the rib matting and barrels stampings are sharp, barrels tight on the hinge pin and breech face with the top lever right of center, shows perfect screws and mechanics, and has excellent wood to metal fit and bores. Everything is in great condition for a first year, four-digit Fox gun.  Being an early production gun Mr. Fox would have personally inspected and approved this gun before it left his factory.  We have respected his famous attention to detail and quality by passing this A grade through our VFI Certification process as described above. In addition, VFI has lengthened the chambers to 2 ¾” and extended the forcing cone tapers to 1 ½”, a $360 value. Modern chambers and long forcing cones makes for safe shooting of modern, readily available ammunition with softer recoil and better patterns, which benefit the shooter and preserve the integrity of these fine older doubleguns.  The 30" barrels, choked IC/M, are #1 weight Krupp steel with a reinforced forend lug for heavy loads. The barrels have no pitting, the receiver has notable case color under its pleasing patina and bears the early style English scroll engraving, still clear and sharp.  The trigger guard likewise matches the action. Just a righteous gun (and what a great gun) to take afield or to the club with your buddies to break some clays this season. If you cherish original, honest, and collectible guns, this one is for you.


Barrels

Barrel Length:  30" #1wt Krupp steel
Chokes:  .010/ .014   Improved Cylinder/Light Modified
Bores:  Excellent
Bore Diameter:  .730/ .729
Wall Thickness:  .033/ .034
% Blue:  97% Factory
Chambers:  2 3/4" with long cones
Ribs:  Tight
Sights:  Front silver bead, rear silver bead

Action

Action:  Tight right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  Extractor
Receiver Condition:  70% factory 
Screws:  Excellent
Engraving:  Early A style; very clear, clean
Trigger Type:  Double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  35% Factory

Stock

Type:  Round pistol grip/ splinter; nicely figured Euro walnut
LOP:  14 3/16"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 3/8"
DAH:  2 1/2"
DAC:  1 7/16"
Cast:  Heel 5/16"off, Toe 7/16" off
Checkering Condition:  Excellent flat top
Butt Treatment:  VFI Silvers pad



INQUIRIES

There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or 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

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in AR, IL, KS, MI, PA, TN
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $80.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns, o/u shotguns, rifles and handguns not yet listed, check back or email us for a preview. We are a Wilson Combat dealer! Thanks for looking!

We employ full time gunsmiths 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.