Fox A Grade 12 Gauge –ORIGINAL, LIGHTWEIGHT, 28”
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Fox A Grade 12 Gauge –ORIGINAL, LIGHTWEIGHT, 28”

Ex Tax: $3,250.00
Brand: Fox
Product Code: Fox A 12ga sn30184


General Specs: Fox, Year 1925, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 14oz, Chokes IC/M, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 1/4", DAC 1 9/16" Serial Number: 30184 As Michael McIntosh points out in his book A.H. FOX “THE FINEST GUN IN THE WORLD”; the Fox guns...

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General Specs: Fox, Year 1925, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 14oz, Chokes IC/M, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 1/4", DAC 1 9/16"
Serial Number: 30184

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 always a few 12ga. A Grade Fox guns available to own, so how do you choose which one to buy?  Most have had their stocks cut, been poorly restored, heavily used, have buggered up screws, bad shooting dimensions, or have characteristics that just don’t fit your needs.  It is rare when you find a Fox A Grade that has been preserved in its original configuration.  What makes a "good one"?  Most prefer Philly guns with modern shooting dimensions, all original factory parts, perfect screws, and of course, she has to look good!  For those that enjoy upland hunting the preference is something light, quick to the shoulder, and easy to carry all day over hill and dale.  Here we have that gun, serial #30184 made in 1925 in Philadelphia, weighing in at 6lbs. 14oz., balanced perfectly 1/8” ahead of the hinge pin, making it a VERY LIGHTWEIGHT AMERICAN 12GA.  Many 16 and 20 gauge guns from other makers weigh as much as this 12ga. and it has 28” no. 3 weight barrels choked IC/M, the favorite choice of bird hunters nationwide.  We lengthened the chambers to 2 ¾” and extended the forcing cones to 1 ½” tapers for better patterns and noticeably less felt recoil to the shooter and the wood on the gun, a $360 service.  Best of all it has perfect screws, excellent wood to metal fit, 70% factory case color, 97% factory blue barrels with mirror bores, 35% factory charcoal blue on the trigger guard, and newly restored wood with a hand-rubbed oil finish.  The gun is a VFI CERTIFIED GUN, WITH 90 DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY, having been stripped to the smallest part, Ultrasonic cleaned, each part scrubbed and inspected for function and integrity, lubricated, and assembled, good for another decade or so before needing attention, a $275 service.  The gun has perfect mechanics, with barrels tight on the hinge pin and standing breech like a new gun, top lever well right of center, and freshly checkered original factory wood with nice shooting dimensions (see specs below).  You will note in the included factory letter, this Fox was shipped with a 13 ¾” LOP to a buttplate.  THE STOCK IS ORIGINAL LENGTH AND HAS NOT BEEN CUT, BUT WE ADDED A GENUINE SILVERS PAD TO MAKE THE GUN A MORE DESIRABLE 14 ¼” LOP.  This stock presently has a ¼” cast on for a left-handed shooter.  WE CAN BEND IT TO NEUTRAL OR TO CAST OFF FOR A RIGHT-HANDED SHOOTER WITHIN 5 DAYS OF PURCHASE…JUST ASK.  We bend A LOT of vintage stocks and it works well, so RIGHTY’S, DON’T RULE THIS ONE OUT.  This is a gorgeous gun that has that “FOX FEEL” and is an affordable A.H. Fox double gun.  It might be a “month of Sundays” before you see another A Grade Fox this lightweight and balanced with tons of condition.  Fox guns have been continuously gaining value as you enjoy their use, and that makes this a very good investment gun.  Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:  28"  #3 weight marked
Chokes:  .010/.019  Improved Cylinder/Modified
Bores:  Excellent
Bore Diameter:  .733/ .729
Wall Thickness:  .031/ .032
% Blue:  97% factory
Chambers:  2 3/4" with long cones
Ribs:  tight
Sights:  front ivory, rear ivory


Action:  tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  Extractors
Case Color:  70% fading factory
Screws:  excellent
Engraving:  clear and sharp, still raised
Trigger Type:  Double - crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  35% factory


Type:  round pistol grip/ Splinter forend
LOP:  14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 9/16"
DAH:  2 1/4"
DAC:  1 9/16"
Cast:  Heel 1/4"on (we can bend the stock as needed)
Checkering Condition:  perfect
Butt Treatment:  silvers, new


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 $90.00 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.