Fox A Grade 12 Gauge – 1911, 98% FACTORY FINISHES, VIVID COLORS
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Fox A Grade 12 Gauge – 1911, 98% FACTORY FINISHES, VIVID COLORS

$3,250.00
Ex Tax: $3,250.00
Brand: Fox
Product Code: Fox A 12ga sn17359

Overview

General Specs: Fox, Year 1911, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 3oz, Chokes LM/F, LOP 14 3/16", DAH 3", DAC 1 5/8" Serial Number: 17359 Over the last decade Ansley H. Fox’s double guns have become the most desirable vintage American dou...

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General Specs: Fox, Year 1911, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 3oz, Chokes LM/F, LOP 14 3/16", DAH 3", DAC 1 5/8"
Serial Number: 17359

Over the last decade Ansley H. Fox’s double guns have become the most desirable vintage American double guns on the planet.  And there is good reason, as Michael McIntosh points out in his book A.H. FOX  “THE FINEST GUN IN THE WORLD”; the Fox guns are supremely balanced, extremely reliable and simply built guns with classic good looks.  There are a LOT of 12ga. A Grade Fox guns available to own, and you can buy one pretty reasonably if you don’t mind restored or well-worn guns that have been cared for but used heavily.  It is very rare when you find a Fox that has been preserved in its original, high-condition state as when it left the factory.  This is what we have here in this Fox A Grade 12ga. sn17359 built in 1911; a gorgeous, wholly original, high condition Fox with 95% vivid factory original bone and charcoal case color, the engraving still sharp and possessing the “hooks” of the engraver’s cuts, with crisp screw slots, a trigger guard retaining 98% of the factory charcoal blue, the top lever displaying 99% factory niter blue, and the European walnut stocks showing fine figure and crisp factory original checkering.  The barrels retain that early Fox dark and vivid rust blue at 98% with only a few blemishes from 108 years of storage and use.  The 30” number 2 weight barrels ring like church bells and have mirror bores and the original 2 5/8” chambers and LM/F chokes.  The original factory strike marks are still visible on the breech end of the barrels.  The barrels are tight as new on the hinge pin and breech face and the wood-to-metal fit is superb.  I search out Fox guns daily and I have rarely seen such a fine original Fox in over 30 years of intensive treasure hunting.  This is a gun that weighs just 7lbs. 3oz. and balances just forward of the hinge pin.  It is light enough to carry afield for your upland hunts, and with the heavier #2 weight barrels you can use a nice 1 ¼ ounce load for pheasants and fowl.  With all the vintage sporting clays shoots popping up across the country, this is your perfect Fox to show off at the club.  It will be a long time before another Fox like this one shows itself for sale.  This is a gun you can use and enjoy and it will continue to gain value.  Thanks for looking!  


Barrels

Barrel Length:  30" #2wt
Chokes:  .016/.035  LM/F  factory chokes
Bores:  mirrors
Bore Diameter:  .725/.725
Wall Thickness:  .035/.032
% Blue: 99% factory 
Chambers:  2 5/8"
Ribs:  solid - tight
Sights:  single brass

Action

Action:  tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  extractors
Case Color:  95% factory vivid
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  sharp, clear

Trigger Type:  double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  99% factory charcoal blue

Stock

Type:  1/2 round pistol grip/Splinter forend
LOP:  14 3/16"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 7/8"
DAH:  3"
DAC:  1 5/8"
Cast:  neutral
Checkering Condition:  superb factory
Butt Treatment:  fox plate



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 $45.00 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.