Fox BE 12 Gauge – LATE STYLE, FACTORY ORIGINAL 30” NO. 1 WEIGHT
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Category: Fox Shotguns - Shotguns - American Double
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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 954-0362
Fax: (616) 805-3668
Number of Active Listings: 114
Total Number of Listings: 1870
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: check, certified funds
Fox BE 12 Gauge Shotgun
LATE STYLE, FACTORY ORIGINAL, 30" NO. 1 WEIGHT
General Specs: Fox, Year 1914, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 10oz, SxS
Serial Number: 22128
The B Grade Fox was relatively short lived as a model, being discontinued from their catalog offerings in 1918. There are a fair number of the B Grades seen with the early style engraving, but on 606 were ever produced with the late style B engraving. That puts this Fox in the RARE GUN category with only a few made with #1 weight barrels. Engraved with a full coverage foliate and game scene style, it is a very handsome Fox gun that is not often seen. Pleasing to the eye (often mistaken for an X Grade from a distance), with nice wood, factory checkered side-panels, engraved barrel wedge, and a great quail scene, this is an affordable, full coverage engraved Fox with ejectors. I love the late style B Grade Fox, and you almost never see them for sale. I just checked the entire internet offerings and there is only one offered, and it has been restocked and wears a huge pad. This fine Fox BE, sn22128 built in 1914, is an exceptional example, with FACTORY ORIGINAL METAL FINISHES. Even the wood has not been restored, though finish has been added some time ago. This gun is made for heavy loads with its 30” Krupp Steel #1 weight barrels, (the heaviest offered on the regular frame), 3” chambers, very substantial barrel wall thicknesses, weighing 7lbs. 10oz., and stocked with strong, straight grained English walnut with good shooting dimensions. Look closely at the photos…this gun is in SUPER CONDITION, with perfect untouched screws, perfect wood to metal fit, perfect factory original checkering, excellent bores, barrels tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun, top lever far to the right, strong well-timed ejectors, crisp triggers, nicely figured wood, 40% factory case color; JUST A GORGEOUS FOX. Choked IC/F from the factory, it is the perfect gun for tough flushing game, and the best choke for decoying ducks and geese (for decoying waterfowl, pick the farthest bird in the flock to shoot first with the full choke. If you miss the birds will be closer for the second shot; if you connect your second shot will be in close for the IC choke and you “SHOOT YOUR DOUBLE”, old-timer’s method). If you are a sporting clays buff, this gun weighs enough to tame recoil and keep your swing going. Carry a pocketful of RST Spreader loads for the stations requiring more open patterns…a very versatile Fox indeed. This is a great Fox BE, don’t miss out! Thanks for looking.
Barrel Length: 30" Krupp #1 weight
Chokes: .008/.034 IC/M
Bore Diameter: .723/.724
Wall Thickness: 0.038/.042
% Blue: 98% factory
Action: tight, well right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: 40% fading
Screws: perfect untouched
Engraving: clear sharp superior late style B
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 97% factory
Type: 1/2 round/splinter forend
LOP: 14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 13/16"
DAH: 2 3/4"
DAC: 1 5/8"
Cast: 1/8" off
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: factory plate
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.
Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $55.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email or call us directly, at #616-292-6240. 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.