Fox CE 12 Gauge – 1909, FACTORY LETTER, STRAIGHT STOCK, 99%, NICE! vintage firearms inc
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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) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Number of Active Listings: 164
Total Number of Listings: 3059
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, check, certified funds, wire transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)
General Specs: Fox, Year 1909, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 8oz, Chokes F/F, LOP 14 1/8", DAH 2 1/8", DAC 1 3/8"
Serial Number: 11758
The C Grade Fox is considered by most to be one of the most handsome of the A.H. Fox Graded guns, with its finely cut English scroll, game scene engraving, and nicely engraved trigger guard. The C Grade shipped with European walnut figured well on both sides of the stock. Many guns offered for sale lack information on which to base a decision. A shotgunner should want to know specifics…stock dimensions, choke constrictions, minimum wall thicknesses, weight, balance point, trigger pulls…in addition to viewing photos. In most ads the photos show no real details of the gun. Don’t you want to know what you are buying? A lot of bad things happen to vintage guns over time, and most offered for sale at low prices have poor stock dimensions (making them impossible to shoot well for most shooters) amateur repairs, poor restorations, and even cut barrels and stocks. Making wise decisions requires adequate information. This fine Philly Fox CE Grade was made during the best times at the A.H. Fox Gun Co. when Ansley himself was in full charge and doing the final inspection of guns himself. Made in 1909, serial number 11758 has all the internal parts are highly polished, the engraving is deep and expertly cut…noticeably superior to later guns, the wood is well figured on both sides of the buttstock, and the barrels are finely struck. Examine the photos closely and you will see the finest engraved CE Grade available today! We have the factory order card and a Factory letter for this gun, a copy of which will go to the new owner. It shows the gun was shipped just as you see it now, with all original parts, bore diameters, chokes, stock dimensions, and yes, even the pad is noted on the order card. The gun has been expertly restored to historical correct finishes; bone and charcoal case color, rust blued barrels, charcoal blue trigger guard, and a fine hand-rubbed oil finish on the stocks. The checkering is superb, the screws near perfect, and the stock has very nice, modern stock dimensions. The 30” No. 2 weight barrels are tight as new on the hinge pin and breech face and are presently choked F/F. Clients in today’s world shoot these guns in the field and at the traps, and this gun is mechanically excellent in all ways. We have lengthened the chambers to 2 ¾” and extended the taper of the forcing cones from 5/8” to 1 ½” taper making the gun shoot softer and have better patterns with today’s modern loads. What a great gun for upland game and vintage sporting clays events. We can alter the chokes if you wish within a few days of purchase. You would be hard pressed to find a better Fox CE Grade gun. With the cost of restoring a gun to this level exceeding $3000 and a wait time of over a year, buying this gun avoids both added expenses and time waiting for your gun to come back. Finding English stocked Fox guns is an infrequent affair, and to find one built during under direct supervision of Ansley Herman Fox himself is a definite plus. Don’t miss out on this opportunity and thanks for looking at our guns!
Barrel Length: 30" #2wt
Chokes: .034/.031 F/F
Bore Diameter: .728/.729
Wall Thickness: .038/.037
% Blue: 99% rust blue excellent
Chambers: 2 3/4" with lengthened cones
Ribs: solid -tight
Sights: single brass
Action: tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, timed
Case Color: 99% coverage, bone and charcoal
Engraving: sharp, clear; lots of detail; superior animals
Trigger Type: double
Trigger Guard Color: 99% Charcoal blue
Type: Straight stock/Splinter forend
LOP: 14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/8"
DAH: 2 1/8"
DAC: 1 3/8"
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: red Silvers Pad w/curved butt
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. 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!
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 $55.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
Call to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us, at jayvfiguns or salesvfiguns. 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.