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Fox AE 16 Ga – 28” No. 4 WT, 5 3/4LBS., FIGURED WOOD


SKU: Fox AE 16ga sn302549 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , , ,

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Fox, Year 1927, 16 Gauge, 5lbs. 13oz., Chokes M/F, LOP 13 7/8″, DAH 3 1/8″, DAC 1 3/4″
Serial Number: 302549

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.  If you examine a standard Parker or Featherweight L.C. Smith in 16-gauge, they will tip the scales at 6 1/2 to 7 lbs.  This little Fox weighs just 5lbs. 13oz. and balances perfectly just ahead of the hinge pin.  The gun presented here for sale, sn302549 made in 1927, has 40% original case color (thinning), perfect screws, 100% rust blue, beautifully figured factory wood, perfect checkering, and a VFI hand-rubbed oil finish.  All parts are original to the gun except we replaced the old, rock-hard pad.  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 28” number 4 weight barrels choked M/F, excellent bores, tight ribs, barrels tight on hinge pin and breech face, and ejectors, this gun has all the most desirable features and excellent mechanics and top lever that is well right of center. This is a VFI CERTIFIED GUN, meaning we stripped the action and forend iron to the smallest part, cleaned all in the Ultrasonic cleaner, scrubbed each part and inspected all for function and integrity, properly lubricated and reassembled.  VFI CERTIFIED guns have a 90-day mechanical warranty (a $375 service in our shop).  Fox ejector small bores in excellent 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”!  Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:  28″ #4wt stamped
Chokes:  .018/ .033  M/F
Bores:  excellent
Bore Diameter:  .662/ .659
Wall Thickness:  .029/ .030
% Blue:  100% blue VFI
Chambers:  2 3/4″ with long cones VFI
Ribs: tight
Sights:  silver bead
Action:  tight-Right of Center
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors-timed
Receiver Condition:  40% factory fading to soft grey
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  clear sharp; nicer, cleaner than average A grade
Trigger Type:  double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  10% going to silver
Type:  capped pistol grip/splinter; nice figure Euro walnut
LOP:  13 7/8
LOP To End Of Wood:  12 13/16″
DAH:  3 1/8″
DAC:  1 3/4″
Cast:  H 1/8″on, T 1/4″on
Checkering Condition:  excellent
Butt Treatment:  silvers red pad VFI


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
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $125.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
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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.

Fox AE 16 Ga - 28” No. 4 WT, 5 3/4LBS., FIGURED WOOD
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