Vintage Firearms Inc




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General Specs: Fox, 1929, 16 Gauge, 5lbs. 14oz., Chokes M/F, LOP 14 1/16″, DAH 2 3/4″, DAC 1 9/16″
Serial Number:  303169

The A.H. Fox C Grade guns are considered by many to be the most attractive of the Fox guns.  There are higher grades, but the C Grade engraving is elegant.  The 16ga. C Grade is a rare gun, as they only produced 305 C Grade Fox guns in 16ga. and only 202 came from the Philadelphia factory.   Of those, less than 175 or so remain intact.  Anyone who has handled the Fox 16ga. graded guns realize they are all built on a 20-gauge frame and are light and finely balanced double guns that are a delight to carry afield.  Weighing just 5lbs. 14oz., this CE Fox sn303169 built in 1929, is delightful in hand.  NOTABLY, THE GUN MATCHES THE FACTORY ORDER CARD PRECISELY AND WAS ORDERED WITH SPECIAL RICHLY FIGURED WOOD THAT MIGHT BE FOUND ON A HIGHER-GRADE FOX.  All the serial numbers match and all parts are original to the gun.  The 28” Chromox Steel #4 weight barrels (Fox’s lightest) are tight as new on the hinge pin and breech face, with perfect mirror bores, tight ribs, factory 2 9/16” chambers, factory choked M/F, and retaining 100% rust blued barrels with sharp lettering and engraving.  There are very few #4 weight barrels on CE 16ga. Fox guns.  The action is factory original 55% case color thinning on the bottom, excellent screws, top lever well to the right of center, superb detail in the engraving, all mechanically excellent with strong well-timed ejectors and crisp trigger pulls.  The trigger guard has been properly charcoal blued retaining 99%+ finish.  The stunning special-order European walnut has been beautifully restored to perfection with a hand-rubbed oil finish, no cracks or repairs.   This is a remarkable find in this marketplace as the high-grade Fox guns are all being horded by their owners and at this time there are NO Fox CE Grade 16ga. guns for sale on the internet.  When you do find one for sale, they are likely to have been notably altered since leaving the factory.  VFI has thoroughly gone through this Fox to ensure all functions properly and is in safe condition.  See the specifications below for the details.  When we have a rare gun in hand, we do not automatically lengthen the chambers to 2 ¾”, as we leave that up to the buyer at the time.  THIS GUN DOES MEASURE UP TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE CHAMBERS AND FORCING CONES MODERNIZED AT THE NEW OWNER’S REQUEST FOR $360 HERE IN OUR GUNSMITHING DEPARTMENT.  What a great Fox gun for all your upland needs and sporting clays when those vintage shoots come up.  The Fox CE 16ga. is highly sought after and the values continue to rise, so don’t let this one get away from you.  Each year they become scarcer, and that drives value.  Thanks for looking!

Barrel Length:   28″ #4 weight as stamped
Chokes:   .018/.037 M/F factory
Bores:   excellent
Bore Diameter:   .664/.663
Wall Thickness:   .027/.028
% Blue:   100% rust blue
Chambers:   2 1/2″
Ribs:   tight
Sights:  silver front
Action:   tight, Right of Center
Ejectors:  strong, timed
Receiver Condition:   55% factory case color; fading on bottom
Screws:   perfect
Engraving:   clear, sharp; very high quality
Trigger Type:   double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   99% charcoal blue
Type:   capped pistol grip/splinter; factory special order high figure Euro walnut
LOP:   14 1/16″
LOP To End Of Wood:   13 7/8″
DAH:   2 3/4″
DAC:   1 9/16″
Cast:   neutral
Checkering Condition:   superb
Butt Treatment:   factory butt 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 $245.00 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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