Fox SP Grade 12 Gauge – “SPECIAL GRADE”, 28” M/F, FACTORY 2 ¾”
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Fox SP Grade 12 Gauge – “SPECIAL GRADE”, 28” M/F, FACTORY 2 ¾”

$2,950.00
Ex Tax: $2,950.00
Brand: Fox
Product Code: Fox 12 Gauge sn35018

Overview

General Specs: Fox/Savage, Year 1939, 12 Gauge, 7lb 1oz, Chokes .020/ .032, LOP 14 3/16", DAH 3 1/8", DAC 1 13/16" Serial Number: 35018 When the Fox SP Grade was introduced in 1932, the depression was on, and the Savag...

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General Specs: Fox/Savage, Year 1939, 12 Gauge, 7lb 1oz, Chokes .020/ .032, LOP 14 3/16", DAH 3 1/8", DAC 1 13/16"
Serial Number: 35018

When the Fox SP Grade was introduced in 1932, the depression was on, and the Savage owned Fox factory needed new business. Just a year before, Winchester introduced the Model 21, a popular shotgun then and now. Fox saw the opportunity to make some cost saving changes in the appearance of the Fox with the new SP Grade.  With its smooth-sided black frame, more rounded stock and action, the gun appeared more an English boxlock and similar to the new Model 21. Internally it was exactly like every other gun Fox produced.  The Fox SP Grade was introduced when production of side x side guns was dwindling, and very few were ever made.  The Fox SP Grade is quite a rare find in the world of Fox guns.  This Fox SP Grade, sn35018, was shipped in 1935 with 28” number 3 weight barrels, FACTORY 2 ¾” CHAMBERS (ABLE TO SHOOT MODERN, READILY AVAILABLE FACTORY AMMUNITION), excellent bores, tight ribs, and 98% blue. The buttstock and forend is fine straight grained walnut with well-spaced mineral streaks, some fiddleback figure, and is free of damage. The forend matches the stock with the same grain pattern continuing forward to an inset ebony wedge, checkering matches on both forend and wrist and is in excellent shape. The pistol grip cap and unique factory buttplate with a rounded spur at the heel are both perfectly fit.  Fox described their new SP frame as "Streamline", when everything from radios to locomotives was designed to be fast and modern looking, streamline was the new venacular, and it is indeed sleek.  Gone are the hard edges, the action is rounded both top and bottom, the breech balls filed to the shape of the barrels like an XE grade, the head of the stock is rounded with no “side panels”...this is a true round bodied Fox. The gun handles like most every Fox, balanced 1/8" forward of the hinge pin and weighing 7lbs 1oz. It has double triggers breaking cleanly at 5.9 and 5.7 lbs respectively.  Included in the photos is a copy of the factory order card and this rare and collectible Fox matches the factory specs precisely and hasn’t been altered from its original configuration over its 87 years of history.  What a great gun, built for an emerging market with modern looks and finishes, it still has everything an upland shooter needs; lightweight, field chokes, superb balance and handling characteristics, and a Fox that will continue to increase in value as you enjoy its use.  If you fancy yourself a FOX COLLECTOR/SHOOTER, YOU REALLY NEED TO HAVE AN SP GRADE IN YOUR COLLECTION.  Don’t miss this opportunity.  Thanks for looking!


Barrels

Barrel Length:  28"
Chokes:  .020/ .032
Bores:  Mirror
Bore Diameter:  .730/ .735
Wall Thickness:  .027/ .020
% Blue:  99%
Chambers:  2 3/4"
Ribs:  Tight
Sights:  Front silver bead

Action

Action:  Right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  Extractor
Receiver Condition:  99%
Screws:  Excellent
Trigger Type:  Double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  99%

Stock

Type:  Capped pistol grip/ Splinter
LOP:  14 3/16"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 13/16"
DAH:  3 1/8"
DAC:  1 13/16"
Cast:  Neutral
Checkering Condition:  Very good
Butt Treatment:  Hard rubber



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 $90.00 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.