Fox BE Grade 12 Gauge - 1907, SUPERB FACTORY CONDITION
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Fox BE Grade 12 Gauge - 1907, SUPERB FACTORY CONDITION

Ex Tax: $4,950.00
Brand: Fox
Product Code: Fox BE 12ga sn9716


General Specs: Fox, Year 1907, 12 Gauge, 7lb 9oz, Chokes F/F , LOP 14 1/8, DAH 2 3/4", DAC 1 1/2" Serial Number: 9716 Here we have a very nice Fox BE with the early, graceful, English scroll style engraving that is stil...

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General Specs: Fox, Year 1907, 12 Gauge, 7lb 9oz, Chokes F/F , LOP 14 1/8, DAH 2 3/4", DAC 1 1/2"
Serial Number: 9716

Here we have a very nice Fox BE with the early, graceful, English scroll style engraving that is still clear, sharp, and more detailed than most other B Grades I have observed.  This Fox, sn9716 made in 1907, was produced at a time when the finest Fox guns were made and Ansley H. Fox was still at the helm insisting on the highest quality, even doing the final inspection on most guns himself.  TAKE NOTE!  THIS GUN IS FACTORY ORIGINAL FINISHES ON ALL METAL AND WOOD AND MATCHES THE FACTORY ORDER CARD PRECISELY.  The early bone and charcoal colors show 70% with fading, the Krupp Steel barrels retain 99% deep, dark blue, and the trigger guard has 95% factory charcoal blue.  The wood shows most all the original factory finish.  Even the forend latch shows most of the original blue.  YOU JUST DON’T FIND 115-YEAR-OLD GUNS IN THIS KIND OF CONDITION.  Another notable and desirable feature are the 30” number 1 weight Krupp Steel barrels with a reinforced forend lug, built for heavy loads and tight shooting.  The bore diameter, chokes, and wall thicknesses are all factory and untouched.  We did lengthen the chambers to 2 ¾” and extended the forcing cone tapers to   1 ½” so that you can use modern shells with less felt recoil to you and the wood, and better patterns due to fewer flattened pellets. The internals are highly polished, the factory original butt stock is nicely figured European walnut with good shooting dimensions, and the rib matting and barrels stampings are sharp and clear. The gun is tight on the hinge pin and breech face with the top lever just right of center, shows perfect screws and mechanics, superb wood to metal fit, excellent bores, everything in remarkable condition for a second year Fox gun.  We stripped the receiver to the smallest part, cleaned it in our Ultrasonic cleaning device, inspected all parts for integrity, then lubricated and reassembled.  We call this a VFI CERTIFIED GUN, and it comes with a 90-day mechanical warranty...a $325 service in our shop.  What a great gun to take afield or to the club with your buddies to break some clays this fast-approaching season.  If you cherish untouched, original, high-condition guns and don’t mind paying the price to own one, this gun is for you.  A great value on a nice Fox. Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:  30"
Chokes:  .031/ .034  Full/Full
Bores:  Mirror
Bore Diameter:  .732/ .729
Wall Thickness:  .035/ .036
% Blue:  99% Factory blue
Chambers:  2 3/4" with long cones
Ribs:  Tight
Sights:  Front silver bead


Action:  Tight right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  Ejector- timed
Receiver Condition:  70% factory
Screws:  Excellent
Engraving:  Clear, sharp
Trigger Type:  Double- crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  95% Factory charcoal blue


Type:  Capped pistol grip/ Splinter forend
LOP:  14 1/8
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 11/16"
DAH:  2 3/4"
DAC:  1 1/2"
Cast:  Heel 0, Toe 0
Checkering Condition:  Superb factory original
Butt Treatment:  Factory butt plate


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 or 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 $150.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes


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.