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Fox A Grade 20 Gauge – UNIQUE EARLY A ENGRAVING GREAT WOOD !   Guns > Shotguns > Fox Shotguns
Description: Fox A Grade 20 Gauge Side-by-Side


General Specs: Fox, Year 1912, 20 Gauge, 5lbs 15oz, SxS

Serial Number: 200029

Ansley H. Fox came out with what most believe to be the best proportioned 20ga. gun made in America late in 1912 when they announced the availability of their new 16 and 20 gauge guns, both made on a 20 gauge frame. The first full year of production was 1913 and the serial number range began at 200,000. The early A Grade pattern was a simple scroll pattern in English style. The first few hundred small bore graded Fox guns got early A style engraving, and then came William Gough in 1913 and changed it all to the more familiar deep vine and foliate Late A Grade engraving. This gun, sn200029 made in 1912 is one of a small handful of 20ga. A Grade Fox guns you will ever see with early A engraving. If you examine the engraving on this gun, it has more elaborate flourishe than most early A Grades, and it is indeed factory original, untouched engraving. THIS COULD BE THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS KIND OF DETAIL IN EXISTENCE. Most Fox enthusiasts are aware that the early guns seemed to be made with a little more care than the later guns, with smooth polished parts, a little nicer wood, and a better fit and finish in general than the later guns. You will notice these features on this gun, weighing 5lbs. 15oz. and balanced perfectly with its hard to find 30" Chromox #3wt barrels, nicely figured English walnut, and excellent checkering and wood to metal fit. THIS IS A VFI CERTIFIED GUN, meaning it has been stripped, cleaned, inspected, lubricated, and reassembled and carries a 90 day shooting warranty, ready for another several decades of use with no issues. We had the case colors redone by Doug Turnbull, the screws are perfect, and the gun has been fully restored. Everything is tight as new. For the Fox enthusiast finding an early A Grade small bore is a rare chance to add a fine little 20ga. to their collection. For the avid upland game chaser/target crusher that loves the romance of the vintage side by side, this is a nicely balanced, lightweight, well-made gun that will appreciate in value as you enjoy its use. Thanks for looking and don’t hesitate, as this is likely the only Fox 20ga. you will ever see with this engraving.


Barrel Length: 30 #3wt***** Chokes: .020/.023 F/F***** Bores: mirrors***** Bore Diameter: .630/.615 ***** Wall Thickness: .018/.029***** % Blue: 100%***** Chambers: 2 3/4"***** Ribs: tight***** Sights: single*****


Action: tight, way right of center***** Ejectors or Extractors: extractors***** Case Color: 100% Turnbull***** Screws: perfect***** Engraving: Early A and different ***** Trigger Type: double, crisp***** Trigger Guard Color: turnbull charcoal blue*****


Type: 1/2 Round pistol grip/splinter forend***** LOP: 14 1/8"***** LOP To End Of Wood: 13 13/16"***** DAH: 2 5/8"***** DAC: 1 1/2"***** Cast: 0***** Checkering Condition: perfect flatop***** Butt Treatment: factory 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. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!

COME JOIN US on SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2017 at the 2nd annual Tunnel of Trees Side X Side Tournament and Game Fair at the Emmet County Sportsmen’s club in Northwest Michigan!

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Fox
Caliber: 20 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 TransferInspection Period / Return Policy Three Days from the date the item was received.Sales Tax 6% Michigan OnlyShipping & Insurance Ground 55.00 We ship internationallyItem Condition UsedRequires FFL Yes

Item #: 960031642
SKU: 200029
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI

Shipping: $55.00 (or FREE in-store pick up!)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard Discover American Express Check Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

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