A.H. Fox BE 12 Gauge – 6 3/4LBS W/30” KRUPP BARREL VINTAGE FIREARMS
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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: 92
Total Number of Listings: 2221
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.)
A.H. Fox BE 12 Gauge Shotgun
6 3/4 lbs. W/ 30" KRUPP BARRELS!
General Specs: Fox, Year 1908, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 13oz, Side-by-Side
Serial Number: 14595
Certain guns just make an impression. Finding a vintage American double in 12 gauge that weighs just 6lbs. 13oz. is a start. Vintage American double shotguns usually weigh around 7 1/2lbs., with a 7lb. gun considered a nice light field gun. I do see a handful of 12ga. guns that weigh 6 3/4lbs. every year, but they usually have short barrels. Finding a Fox BE Grade 12ga. with 30” number 2 weight Krupp Steel barrels weighing in as a “lightweight” is very unusual. Walking all day for upland birds with a 12ga. that weighs the same as most 16ga. guns is a real delight and a huge advantage in choices of shells and firepower if so needed. The engraving on this gun is exceptionally fine and clear, with a great deal of fine English scroll...much better than other early B engraved guns I have seen. This fine Fox, sn14595 built in 1908, has all the things you would want in your next Fox gun; great stock dimensions with 14” LOP to the factory butt plate, excellent screws and wood-to-metal-fit, solid wood with no oil soaking or cracks, mirror shiny bores that have not been altered (factory bore diameter and wall thickness…chambers have been extended to 2 ¾”), perfect mechanics, and overall good looks. There just isn’t any doubt in my mind that the early A.H. Fox guns were the best of them all. The internal parts are highly polished by the factory just as they did on their high-grade guns. Ansley was still at the helm and everything had to live up to “The Finest Gun in the World” slogan. The wood is original to the gun and is better than most B Grades you will ever see. The Fox B Grade was the first model to be phased out in 1918, so there are not a lot of them out there, especially with ejectors. With the great stock dimensions, light weight, and quick pointing characteristics this is a gun you will cherish in the field and at traps for decades. The fact that it will increase in value as you enjoy its use is a real bonus.
Barrel Length: 30" Krupp #2wt.
Chokes: .028/.033 IM/F
Bore Diameter: .728 both
Wall Thickness: .030/.027
% Blue: 98% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Action: tiny, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: early style ejector
Case Color: 30% faded factory
Engraving: early style, clear, sharp
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Type: 1/2 round/splinter forend; very figured French walnut
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 5/8"
DAH: 2 3/4"
DAC: 1 5/8"
Cast: 1/8" off"
Checkering Condition: superb; perfect
Butt Treatment: factory plate
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 . 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 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
Call to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. 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. 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.