FINE ORIGINAL “AS FOUND” A. H. FOX CE SHOTGUN
Cal. 12 Ga. 2-5/8″
The 28″ barrels fitted with slightly raised matted rib holding two white beads are marked for Chromox fluid steel and with Fox Philadelphia address on tops. There are 1-1/2″ triangles of scroll engraving at breech ends. Barrel flats with engine turned sides are marked with S#, grade and Fox proof. Striking number “3” is on bottom of left barrel. Case hardened Fox action with rotary bolt has all correct markings on watertable and features automatic safety and double triggers. Action is engraved with near full coverage open scroll within line and geometric borders, which surrounds game scenes. A pair of quail are on left side of action and snipe are on right, both under “ANSLEY H. FOX”. Bottom of action depicts a setter facing right with grass in foreground and brush behind. Blued trigger guard bow is engraved with scroll, S# is on tang. Nicely fiddle figured and lightly marbled European walnut Fox capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Silver pad. Side panels are checkered and point pattern checkering with curved front borders is at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend with patent dates stamped on iron has Deeley type release. Contrasting forend tip is missing. MEASUREMENTS: BBLS: Bore Diameter: L .729. R .728. Restriction: L .038 (Full). R .021 (Mod). Wall thickness: L .032. R .032. STOCK: DAH: 3-3/8″. DAC: 1-15/16″. CAST: neutral. LOP: 14-3/8″. WEIGHT: 7 lb. 5 oz.