Vintage Firearms Inc


Fox A Grade 16 Gauge – 30”, 90% FACTORY CASE COLOR


Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Fox, 1936, 16 Gauge, 6lbs. 12oz., Chokes SK/LM, LOP 14 11/16″, DAH 2 5/8″, DAC 1 1/2″
Serial Number:  303581

Ansley H. Fox got it right with the small-bore Fox, the smallest, most well-proportioned, most reliable of all the vintage American double shotguns.  The gun presented here, sn303581 made in 1936, has 90% original case color (thinning), excellent screws, 96% factory barrel blue, 80% factory charcoal blue on the trigger guard, and factory wood that is sound with the expected field marks, superb wood-to-metal fit, excellent checkering, and no cracks or repairs.  All parts are original to the gun and all finishes are factory original.  The gun is wearing a unique period pad made by Jotsam, and it is still pliable.  The wood has not been cut.  The LOP to the end of the wood is 13 13/16”, or about 14 1/8” with a Fox buttplate on the gun.  This Fox has modern stock dimensions as you can see in the tables below this print.  PRESENTLY IT IS DIFFICULT TO FIND 2 ½” 16GA. SHELLS.  BECAUSE OF THIS, VFI GUNSMITHS HAVE CAREFULLY MEASURED THE BARREL WALL THICKNESS AHEAD OF THE CHAMBER AND HAVE LENGTHENED THE CHAMBERS TO 2 ¾” AND EXTENDED THE FORCING CONES TO 1 ½” TAPERS SO THAT YOU CAN SHOOT MODERN 2 ¾” LOADS THROUGH THIS GUN.  This is a $360 service in our shop.  With 30” number 2 weight barrels choked IC/LM, excellent bores, tight ribs, barrels tight on hinge pin and breech face, this gun is the ultimate vintage sporting clays gun as well as a great field gun for your upcoming season.  The gun has excellent mechanics and the top lever that is well right of center.  Fox graded small bores in excellent factory original condition are difficult to find in today’s marketplace as all the good ones have been tucked away for the owner’s pleasurable use, investment in tangible assets, and to hand down to the next generation.  Because of this, prices have gone up significantly over the last few years and will continue to do so.  What an attractive gun in great condition with no issues.  A rare find in a world where the Fox small bore double guns have all but disappeared, and she has “curb appeal”!  See the specifications in the tables below.  Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:   30″ #2 weight
Chokes:   .006/.011 SK/LM
Bores:   excellent
Bore Diameter:   .666/.674
Wall Thickness:   .042/.031
% Blue:   96% factory blue
Chambers:   2 3/4″ VFI extended cones 1 1/2″
Ribs:   tight
Sights:  Front silver
Action:  tight
Receiver Condition:   90% factory case color
Screws:   excellent
Engraving:   sharp clear
Trigger Type:   double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   80% factory charcoal blue
Type:   Capped Pistol Grip/Splinter; straight grain walnut
LOP:   14 11/16″
LOP To End Of Wood:   13 13/16″
DAH:   2 5/8″
DAC:   1 1/2″
Cast:   Heel 1/16″ off, Toe 1/8″ off
Checkering Condition:   excellent
Butt Treatment:   Jostam foam pad
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. 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 CO, FL, MI, WI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $125.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes. We accept C&R licenses for shipping on C&R eligible guns.
Terms of Purchase: Check your local and state laws before purchasing. It is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm his/her right to own the firearm or any item before purchasing.
PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. View all listings and our full inventory of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. Thanks for looking! 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.
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