Vintage Firearms Inc




Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Fox, 1939, 12 Gauge, 6lbs. 13oz., Chokes IC/M, LOP 14 1/4″, DAH 2 1/2″, DAC 1 1/2″
Serial Number:  35245

Ansley H. Fox’s double guns have become the most desirable vintage American double guns on the planet.  There are a few 12ga. AE Grade Fox guns available to own so how do you choose which one to buy?  For investment and enjoyment of use, finding Fox guns that have been well cared for throughout their life, lightly used, fully inspected, documented by experts, AND carry a written 30- day mechanical warranty make the most sense for your hard-earned money.  Other factors that should be considered are rarity of features, condition, quality of wood, and for a field gun, weight and balance.  This is what we have here in this Fox AE Grade 12ga., sn35245 built in 1939.  This Fox has A RARE FACTORY ENGLISH STOCK (SEE FACTORY ORDER CARD IN THE PHOTO SPREAD), highly figured factory wood, 26” number 3 weight barrels (Fox’s lighter weight) factory choked IC/M with mirror shiny bores.  In addition, this Fox has a LOT of factory original condition, with 99% factory blue on the barrels, 55% factory case colors that are fading to a pleasant soft silver in the carry area, perfect screws, superb factory original checkering, and most all the factory finish remaining on the beautifully figured wood.  AS ADDED BONUS, WE HAVE A FACTORY LETTER,  THE ORIGINAL FACTORY HANG TAGS, AND THE ORIGINAL SALES SLIP FOR WHEN INITIALLY  PURCHASED 85 YEARS AGO!  These items add greatly to the pleasure of ownership and the  value of the gun.  The gun matches the factory information precisely except the LOP is a ¼” longer. We have examined the stock on and off the gun and it is serial numbered to the gun and factory original with certainty.  The gun also has double ivory beads that have been there forever, likely installed by the factory and not noted on the factory order card.  If they were added, it was decades ago.  This Fox shipped with 2 ¾” chambers.  YOU CAN SHOOT MODERN 2 ¾” HEAVY FIELD  LOADS THROUGH THIS GUN.  The action engraving is still sharp, with excellent mechanics, barrels tight as new on hinge and breech face, top lever way right of center, all in superb working order.  Weighing 6 pounds 13 ounces and balanced just right between the hands, it will prove deadly in the field or on the range.  The overall fit and finish on this Savage made A.H. Fox will rival any Philly made Fox AE ever made, with superb wood to metal fit, all steel components perfectly fit, expertly executed checkering…the gun speaks for itself as you can see in the photographs.  Any American 12-gauge double gun that weighs under 7lbs. is a rarity and a dream to carry in the uplands.  With all the vintage sporting clays shoots popping up across the country, this is a great Fox to show off at the club.  You deserve a fine A.H. Fox for this year’s hunting season, so don’t hesitate.  This Fox AE Grade has it all with great stock dimensions (see specs below), perfect mechanics, and notable good looks!  THERE IS NOTHING TO BE DONE WITH THIS GUN BUT GO OUT AND USE IT.  This is a gun you can use and enjoy, and it will continue to gain value.  Only 10% of Fox guns had an English stock, so don’t hesitate if this is your “jam”.  Thanks for looking!

Barrel Length:   26″ #3 weight
Chokes:   .013/.024 IC/M
Bores:   mirror
Bore Diameter:   .735/.737
Wall Thickness:   .022/.023
% Blue:   99% factory blue
Chambers:   2 3/4″
Ribs:   tight
Sights:  double ivory beads
Action:  tight, Way Right of Center
Ejectors:   timed
Receiver Condition:   55% factory case color; fading on bottom
Screws:   perfect
Engraving:   sharp clear
Trigger Type:   double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   25% mostly grey
Type:   English/splinter; nicely figured; factory specified
LOP:   14 1/4″
LOP To End Of Wood:   14 1/8″
DAH:   2 1/2″
DAC:   1 1/2″
Cast:   T 1/8″ off
Checkering Condition:   excellent factory
Butt Treatment:   Fox plate
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 $130.00 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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