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Fox XE 16 Gauge - FACTORY ORIGINAL, MINT CONDITION 1 OF 90   Guns > Shotguns > Fox Shotguns
Description: Fox XE 16 Gauge Side-by-Side


General Specs: Fox, Year 1919, 16 Gauge, 5lbs 15oz, SxS

Serial Number: 300790

During the 20 years of a fanatical propensity to buy A.H. Fox guns of all grades and gauges for my personal collection and to assist my clients build their collections, the Fox XE 16ga. has been one of the most difficult to find. I have only seen 5 offered for sale in the last 10 years. This fine example could be the very best XE 16 on Mother Earth, as it has all original factory finishes retaining 99% case color, blue, and wood finish. Built in 1919, sn300790 is one of 90 factory-documented Fox XE guns built in 16ga., with only 79 of those the cherished Philly made guns. Some of these guns have disappeared as they fall out of boats, off car roofs, or get walled up in the attic somewhere, so it is likely there are less than 70 or so left in the world. Of the 70, few have much condition remaining, most have been significantly altered since leaving the factory, and none are being offered to the public for sale. The engraving on this gun is outstanding. I have examined this gun inside and out, and it is a near new, factory original gun. The case color on the frame and trigger guard is distinctly the A.H. Fox cyanide case color used in 1919 (most gun guys are unaware that Fox used cyanide on all of their guns after about 1915, as it does not look like the more commonly encountered Del Grego cyanide case colors), not to be duplicated by others. The barrels are factory blued. When you examine the order card you will notice it shows 3 ½” drop at heel, a dimension most could not shoot well, even in that era of “heads up” shooting. The butt stock has been replaced, but is factory work, as it has all the factory milling cuts and factory stamped serial number at the head of the stock. Custom stock makers cannot reproduce those characteristic markings I see only on factory original Fox guns. The dimensions are now very shootable and the gun remains classified as factory original. Weighing just 5lbs. 15oz. and balanced just perfectly in hand, you would be hard pressed to find a more beautiful A.H. Fox. This gun has it all…rarity, high grade, incredible factory original condition, desirable features and stock dimensions, perfect mechanics, mirror bores, gorgeous wood figure, perfect screws…an A.H. Fox gun for the advanced collector or avid shooter/collector. When you consider this is likely your only chance to own such a gun, it is a wise investment vehicle for your hard-earned funds at the price offered. Thanks for looking and don’t hesitate or she will be gone and hidden away for decades under ownership other than yours!


Barrel Length: 26"***** Chokes: IC/M***** Bores: excellent***** Bore Diameter: .659/.659***** Wall Thickness: .030 both***** % Blue: 99% factory***** Chambers: 2 3/4"***** Ribs: tight***** Sights: double, ivory*****


Action: tight, way right of center***** Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed***** Case Color: 99% factory***** Screws: perfect***** Engraving: clear sharp***** Trigger Type: double, crisp***** Trigger Guard Color: 98% case color*****


Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend***** LOP: 14 1/2"***** LOP To End Of Wood: 14 3/16"***** DAH: 2 1/2"***** DAC: 1 1/2"***** Cast: 1/8" off***** Checkering Condition: perfect***** Butt Treatment: factory butt plate*****

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Thanks for looking!

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Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Fox
Caliber: 16 Gauge
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Yes.

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

Shipping Notes: 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 $330.00 We ship internationally! (**NOTE that most all of this is INSURANCE. If you have your own, we could arrange your insurance covering it.)**** Item Condition: Used***** Requires FFL?: Yes*****

Item #: 957990414
SKU: 300790
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI

Shipping: $330.00 (or FREE in-store pick up!)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard Discover American Express Check Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

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