Fox Custom 16 Gauge – GORGEOUS WOOD, ENGRAVED
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Fox Custom 16 Gauge – GORGEOUS WOOD, ENGRAVED

$7,950.00
Ex Tax: $7,950.00
Brand: Fox
Product Code: Fox SW Customer 16ga sn367792

Overview

General Specs: Fox, Year 1930, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 6oz, Chokes SK/IC, LOP 15", DAH 2 3/8", DAC 1 9/16" Serial Number: 367792 Here we have a great upgraded Fox by David VandenBrand of West Olive, MI.  Dave has been upgrading...

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase

General Specs: Fox, Year 1930, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 6oz, Chokes SK/IC, LOP 15", DAH 2 3/8", DAC 1 9/16"
Serial Number: 367792

Here we have a great upgraded Fox by David VandenBrand of West Olive, MI.  Dave has been upgrading Classic American Doubles for his clients for over two decades, and some of them are commissioning new work with Dave and passing on their earlier custom guns for sale to the public.  Dave’s work is beyond expectations, and the internals of the guns he upgrades are fully inspected and in top working order.  This is a non-ejector 16ga. Sterlingworth that has been restored, embellished with simple, clean engraving, restocked with fabulous 4X English walnut with a straight grip, splinter forearm and gorgeous skeleton butt plate.  The barrels are 28” with 99% rust blue, tight ribs that ring true, 2 ¾” chambers with extended cones, chokes opened to .003/.010 which is Skeet/IC, mirror bores that measure .559 internal diameter (have not been honed or back bored), barrels are tight on face and hinge and have had tasteful engraving to the breech area added.  The receiver has 99% new bone and charcoal case color.  Rex Pedersen, who was the President of the Firearm Engravers Guild of America, executed the scroll engraving on the sides and floor plate, a nice German Shorthair Pointer on the bottom of the receiver, and the gun has excellent screws, double triggers, auto safety, engraved trigger guard, and has been completely cleaned and properly lubricated, ready for another decade before needing cleaned again.  The wood is perfectly mated to the metal work with excellent wood to metal fit, fine line checkering well executed, and a fully figured straight gripped stock that ends in an elegant engraved skeleton butt plate.  The LOP is 15”, drop at heel 2 5/16”, drop at comb 1 9/16” for great shooting dimensions.  The fine oil finish is like new with only a tiny mark here or there. 

This beautiful shotgun is perfect for upland birds or sporting clays, even a round of skeet with its open chokes and fast handling characteristics.  At 6lbs. 4oz. it is wonderfully balanced and has taken many Michigan grouse for its former owner.  The Fox action and barrels make a wonderful platform to build a custom gun, and you will find that anything that David VandenBrand is involved in is meticulously completed with pride and skill.  A fine investment gun that you can shoot and enjoy.  Thanks for looking!


Barrels

Barrel Length:  28"
Chokes:  .003/.009  SK/IC
Bores:  mirrors
Bore Diameter:  .659/.659
Wall Thickness:  .032/.034
% Blue:  99%
Chambers:  2 3/4"
Ribs:  solid - tight
Sights:  Silver front bead

Action

Action:  tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  extractor - excellent
Case Color:  99% bone and charcoal
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  rex pederson; custom 
Trigger Type:  double
Trigger Guard Color:  85% long tang

Stock

Type:  Straight stock/Splinter forend
LOP:  15"
LOP To End Of Wood:  14 7/8"
DAH:  2 3/8"
DAC:  1 9/16"
Cast:  neutral
Checkering Condition:  perfect 24lpi
Butt Treatment:  Skeleton



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 and 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 $65.00 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.