Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1381: Factory Engraved A. H. Fox CE Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: May 15, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $7,000

Factory Engraved A. H. Fox CE Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Fox A H
Model: Ce
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 577
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 290
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1925. Blued, Chromox Fluid Compressed Steel barrels with dual white bead sights on the raised, matted, concave solid rib and "CHROMOX FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL" and "MADE BY A. H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. U.S.A." on the right and left barrels respectively. The barrel has 2 3/4 inch chambers with ejectors and standard markings on the flats. The receiver shows the standard C grade engraving incorporating "ANSLEY H. FOX" banners on either side, two quail on the left, two woodcocks on the right, and a setter on the underside all surrounded by fine scroll. Double triggers and tang mounted safety. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered walnut forearm with engraved fittings, Deeley latch release, and ebony tip insert and a pistol grip stock with Fox hard rubber grip cap and Pachmayr Old English recoil pad. Bore and stock measurements (R/L): chambers measure 2 3/4 inches; bore 9 inches from the breech both measure .729 inches; bore constriction .007/.016 inches; minimum wall thickness .033/.034 inches; 1 13/16 inch drop at comb; 3 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs 12 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% plus original blue on the barrels, 50% original case colors with the balance a silver patina, 90% blue on the trigger guard, and strong traces of case colors on the forearm fittings. The metal has minor handling evidence. The wood has two tiny cracks at the rear of the forearm and a tiny crack near the lower tang screw, otherwise the wood is very fine with minor marks and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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