General Specs: Fox, Year 1926, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, Chokes M/F, LOP 14 1/8", DAH 2 7/8", DAC 1 5/8"
Serial Number: 30907
As Michael McIntosh points out in his book A.H.
FOX “THE FINEST GUN IN THE WORLD”; the Fox guns a...
General Specs: Fox, Year 1926, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, Chokes M/F, LOP 14 1/8", DAH 2 7/8", DAC 1 5/8" Serial Number: 30907
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. What makes a "good
one"? 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 #30907 made in 1926 in Philadelphia, weighing in at
6lbs. 11oz., balanced perfectly 3/16” ahead of the hinge pin, making it an
ULTRALIGHT AMERICAN 12GA. Many 16 and 20-gauge
guns from other makers weigh as much as this 12ga. and it has 28” no. 4 weight
barrels choked M/F, the perfect choice for pheasants and other upland
game. 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 excellent
screws, perfect wood to metal fit, 30% factory case color, 98% factory blue
barrels with mirror bores, 40% factory charcoal blue on the trigger guard, and nicely
figured wood with an oil finish. THE
BUTTSTOCK ON THIS GUN HAS BEEN REPLACED PROFESSIONALLY WITH AN ENGLISH STYLE
STOCK. The workmanship is impeccable and done right. Fewer than 10% of American side x side
shotguns were made with straight-hand stocks, so if you like this feature,
somebody set it up for you. English
stocks also contribute to lightweight characteristics we all love in 12ga.
guns. You could look for years and not
find another Fox 12ga. gun that weighs 6lbs. 11oz. with 28” barrels. 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 right of center, and nicely checkered wood with good
shooting dimensions (see specs below).
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 light, with a
straight stock, and M/F #4 weight barrels.
Fox guns have been continuously gaining value as you enjoy their use,
and that makes this a very good investment gun.
Thanks for looking!
Action: tight, slight right of center Ejectors or Extractors: Extractors Case Color: 30% factory Screws: excellent Engraving: sharp clear Trigger Type: Double, crisp Trigger Guard Color: 40% factory blue
Type: Straight stock/ Splinter forend LOP: 14 1/8" LOP To End Of Wood: 13 7/8" DAH: 2 7/8" DAC: 1 5/8" Cast: neutral Checkering Condition: excellent Butt Treatment: fox butt plate
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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 $85.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
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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.