Fox SPE Skeet and Upland 16 Gauge - 1 of about 20, RARE!, SST
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Fox SPE Skeet and Upland 16 Gauge - 1 of about 20, RARE!, SST

$10,950.00
Ex Tax: $10,950.00
Brand: Fox
Product Code: Fox 16 Gauge sn303823

Overview

General Specs: Fox, Year 1939, 16 Gauge, 6lb 10oz, Chokes .020/.032  M/F, LOP 14 1/4" mid, DAH 2 3/8", DAC 1 7/16" Serial Number: 303823 The Fox SP Grade was introduced in 1932.  Just a year before, Winchester introduce...

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General Specs: Fox, Year 1939, 16 Gauge, 6lb 10oz, Chokes .020/.032  M/F, LOP 14 1/4" mid, DAH 2 3/8", DAC 1 7/16"
Serial Number: 303823

The Fox SP Grade was introduced in 1932.  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, rounded stock and action, the gun appeared more an English boxlock, and similar to the new Model 21. Internally it was like every other Fox.  By 1934, Savage/Fox introduced the SPE Skeet and Upland Game gun.  A VERY RARE GUN, WITH ONLY ABOUT 20 MADE IN 16 GAUGE, EVERY FOX COLLECTOR SHOULD HAVE ONE OF THESE IN THEIR COLLECTION.  This fine Fox SPE Skeet and Upland gun, sn303823 made in 1939, is a fully documented special-order SPE Skeet and Upland and remains in excellent condition.  THE BARRELS, ACTION, AND TRIGGER GUARD ARE FACTORY UNTOUCHED CONDITION AND ABOUT 96% OVERALL. Vintage Firearms restored the factory original wood in 2019 with a Truoil hand-rubbed finish, as the original factory finish was flaking.  Special ordered with a Fox/Kautzky single selective trigger, ejectors, LONG FOREND WITH VERY SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS (one-of-a-kind forend wood), and ivory bead.  The gun shipped with nicely figured walnut, much nicer than most SP Grade guns.  All the details of this gun are clearly documented on the factory order card that is shown with the photos of this gun, as well as a Roe Clark factory letter.  Look at this Fox!  All the hard edges are gone, with the action rounded top and bottom, the breech balls filed to the shape of the barrels like an XE grade, the head of the stock rounded with no “side panels”...a true round bodied Fox.  ELEGANT INDEED!  So, here is your opportunity to own 1 of about 20 ever made, remaining unaltered in its specifications since leaving the factory.  If you are an experienced shooter/collector of Fox guns, or new to the passion, you likely are aware that many vintage Fox guns have had the chokes altered, stocks altered or replaced, barrels shortened…the list goes on.  To find a Fox SPE Skeet and Upland Game 16ga. gun with all these options and still matching the factory order card makes this gun likely to be one of only a handful in existence.   The rarity and desirability of the SPE Skeet and Upland Game gun makes this a grand investment vessel, sure to gain value as you enjoy its use.  Please don’t hesitate to call and buy this fantastic Fox gun.  Not only is it rare in the way of collectability, but it is also an awesome upland gun, choked right, balanced right, and with rare configuration.  SEE BELOW FOR SPECIFICATIONS.  This gun has it all.  Thanks for looking!


Barrels

Barrel Length:  26" #3 wt. 
Chokes:  .020/.032  Modified/Full  factory specified
Bores:  Perfect mirrors
Bore Diameter:  .661/.661
Wall Thickness:  .037/.036
% Blue:  96% factory
Chambers:  2 3/4"
Ribs:  Tight
Sights:  Double ivory bead, front factory

Action

Action:  Tight right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  Ejector timed strong
Receiver Condition:  97% factory blue
Screws:  Perfect
Engraving:  Clear sharp scroll
Trigger Type:  Fox/Kautzky single select trigger, crisp mid position
Trigger Guard Color:  96% factory

Stock

Type:  English/bevertail factory special order; nice figure
LOP:  14 1/4" mid
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 7/8"
DAH:  2 3/8"
DAC:  1 7/16"
Cast:  1/8" off
Checkering Condition:  perfect
Butt Treatment:  Fox factory plate



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 $190.00 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.