Fox AE Grade 20 Gauge –  EARLY A ENGRAVING, FACTORY FIGURED WOOD !

Fox AE Grade 20 Gauge – EARLY A ENGRAVING, FACTORY FIGURED WOOD !

Price: $6,750.00
Brand:Fox
Product Code:Fox AE 20ga sn200121
Availability:In Stock
Used SxS Shotgun For Sale - American Double - FOX SHOTGUN

Fox AE Grade 20 Gauge Side-by-Side

EARLY A ENGRAVING, FACTORY FIGURED WOOD !

General Specs: Fox, Year 1912, 20 Gauge, 5lbs 15oz, SxS
Serial Number: 200121

Ansley H. Fox came out with what most believe to be the best proportioned 20ga. gun made in America late in 1912 when they announced the availability of their new 16 and 20 gauge guns, both made on a 20 gauge frame.  The first full year of production was 1913 and the serial number range began at 200,000.  The early A Grade pattern was a simple scroll pattern in English style.  The first hundred or so small bore graded Fox guns got early A style engraving, and then came William Gough in 1913 and changed it all to the more familiar deep vine and foliate Late A Grade engraving.  This gun, sn200121 made in 1913 is one of a small handful of 20ga. A Grade Fox guns you will ever see with early A engraving.  Most Fox enthusiasts are aware that the early guns seemed to be made with a little more care than the later guns, with smooth polished parts, a little nicer wood, and a better fit and finish in general than the later guns.  You will notice these features on this gun, weighing 5lbs. 15oz. and balanced perfectly with its hard to find 30" Chromox #3wt barrels, FACTORY SPECIAL ORDER EUROPEAN walnut, and excellent checkering and wood to metal fit.  When you pick it up it nearly floats in your hands and you can’t help but to get a smile on your face.  It is a very special Fox.  THIS IS A VFI CERTIFIED GUN, meaning it has been stripped, cleaned, inspected, lubricated, and reassembled and carries a 90-day shooting warranty, ready for another several decades of use with no issues.  This little Fox retains 75% original vivid case color and 90% original blue, untouched in the last 104 years.  Even the screws are perfect, and the ejectors and mechanics are strong.  Everything is tight as new.  For the Fox enthusiast finding an early A Grade small bore is a rare chance to add a fine little 20ga. to their collection.  For the avid upland game chaser/target crusher that loves the romance of the vintage side by side, this is a nicely balanced, lightweight, well-made gun that will appreciate in value as you enjoy its use.  How many 20ga. ejector guns have you seen that weigh under 6lbs. with 30” barrels?  Thanks for looking and don’t hesitate, as this gun will go fast.  

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Barrels

Barrel Length: 30" #3wt
Chokes: .020/.020  F/F
Bores: excellent
Bore Diameter: .610/.611
Wall Thickness: .o30/.031
% Blue: 85% factory
Chambers: 2 7/8" 
Ribs: tight
Sights: double, ivory

Action

Action: tight
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors
Case Color: 75% factory
Screws: perfect
Engraving: early style clear
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 60% factory

Stock

Type: 1/2 round pistol grip/splinter forend; nice French
LOP: 14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 7/8"
DAH: 2 5/8"
DAC: 1 1/2"
Cast: 3/16"H, 1/4"T off
Checkering Condition: excellent, Factory
Butt Treatment: factory plate

Other

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 website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. 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 & Shipping

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 $65.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email me at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. You can also call us at #616-292-6240. 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.