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by Researcher
Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:55 am
Forum: Fox Collectors Forum
Topic: What's on your Fox shopping list???
Replies: 55
Views: 3299

Re: What's on your Fox shopping list???

Lovely that some Gomer Xed out that pesky "BARRELS NOT GUARANTEED-SEE TAG" roll stamp.
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Still waiting for someone to come up with the Tag!!
by Researcher
Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:01 pm
Forum: Other Vintage Guns
Topic: Fox model B YOM?
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Fox model B YOM?

From the 1939 introduction of the Model B to 1946 they have the Utica address on the barrels. In 1947 Savage consolidated their arms making operations at their old J. Stevens factories at Chicopee Falls, Mass. and the plant at Utica went to making products for the post-war housing boom. From 1949 to...
by Researcher
Sun Feb 04, 2024 7:41 pm
Forum: "Technicana" and Restoration Forum
Topic: FOX A GRADE seriel number
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: FOX A GRADE seriel number

Probably 1907 or 8, but only about ten production cards below 9640 survive.
by Researcher
Sat Feb 03, 2024 2:30 pm
Forum: "Technicana" and Restoration Forum
Topic: Split Trigger Plate Screw
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Split Trigger Plate Screw

Here is one I hadn't seen happen before --

https://www.shotgunworld.com/threads/da ... st-4994548
by Researcher
Mon Jan 29, 2024 8:18 pm
Forum: Fox Collectors Forum
Topic: George Bird Evans
Replies: 11
Views: 601

Re: George Bird Evans

In this picture in The Upland Shooting Life, it looks like a Fajen or Bishop restocked Sterlingworth.
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by Researcher
Sun Jan 28, 2024 3:28 pm
Forum: Other Vintage Guns
Topic: Do You Remember Your First Time?
Replies: 21
Views: 1324

Re: Do You Remember Your First Time?

The ad I showed above is from an 1884 E.C. Mechum Arms Co. catalog. This ad is from an August 1893, Chas. J. Godfrey paper --
Springfield 1864 Converted to shotgun, Chas. J. Godfrey, Aug 1893.jpeg
by Researcher
Sat Jan 27, 2024 11:52 pm
Forum: Fox Paper, catalogs and advertising
Topic: 1910
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: 1910

The Headricks had all six after they convinced me to sell them my really minty No. 24!! They're collection was then sold to Dana and then auctioned by Julia's after he died.
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There is also the SPANISH EDITION No. 24S that one of our members sent me some pictures of.
by Researcher
Sat Jan 27, 2024 11:37 pm
Forum: Other Vintage Guns
Topic: Do You Remember Your First Time?
Replies: 21
Views: 1324

Re: Do You Remember Your First Time?

At one of the Remington Society Seminars that I attended one of the presenters had some of the shipping records for Schuyler, Hartley & Graham. Those records showed they shipped hundreds of the converted Springfields to St Louis and Kansas City dealers and other points west for every Remington, ...
by Researcher
Sat Jan 27, 2024 9:01 pm
Forum: Other Vintage Guns
Topic: Do You Remember Your First Time?
Replies: 21
Views: 1324

Re: Do You Remember Your First Time?

My family also has one of the real "guns that wone the west" as Jeff. The Civil War Springfield musket converted to a shotgun. IMG_0349.JPG Civil War Springfield altered to shotgun.jpg That is the gun the average sod buster had, not a $17 Winchester or Colt!! Ours had belonged to a family ...
by Researcher
Sat Jan 27, 2024 4:27 pm
Forum: Other Vintage Guns
Topic: Do You Remember Your First Time?
Replies: 21
Views: 1324

Re: Do You Remember Your First Time?

I do not remember my first shooting. My parents didn't believe kids treated BB guns and air rifles with enough respect, so I never got one. My first rifle was a Winchester Model 67 single shot .22LR that my father had dressed up by his uncle Art, a Seattle area gunsmith, with a black forearm tip, gr...
by Researcher
Fri Jan 26, 2024 8:19 pm
Forum: Fox Paper, catalogs and advertising
Topic: 1910
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: 1910

Beginning with the 1911 A.H. Fox Gun Co. Campfire Catalog they began putting the List Price and Net Price in the catalogs -- 1911 Campfire Catalogue No. 24 pg 5.jpeg This is probably more minutia than anybody wants, but I misspoke above. Actually, in that I don't have a 1909 (No. 22) or 1910 (No. 2...
by Researcher
Fri Jan 26, 2024 10:34 am
Forum: Fox Collectors Forum
Topic: 1933 Fox
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: 1933 Fox

Looks like a pure Philadelphia gun from the late 1920s to me. Just scanning Guns International asking prices for 16-gauge Sterlingworths go from $1450 on up. For one fairly minty one the dealer is asking eight grand!!
by Researcher
Wed Jan 24, 2024 5:29 pm
Forum: Fox Collectors Forum
Topic: 1933 Fox
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: 1933 Fox

That is 1500 serial numbers lower than the lowest Savage Fox-Sterlingworth I've recorded so far. Generally I've recorded Philadelphia 16-gauge Sterlingworths up through 366666 and beginning with 367024 Utica Fox-Sterlingworths. How is the gun marked on the sides of the frame? Sterlingworth or Fox-St...
by Researcher
Wed Jan 24, 2024 1:29 pm
Forum: Fox Collectors Forum
Topic: The XE came home with me today
Replies: 33
Views: 1806

Re: The XE came home with me today

The bare wood checkered butt was quite often a feature U.S. double gun manufacturers put on skeet guns.

Winchester Model 21 Skeet Gun --
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Fox SPE-Grade Skeet & Upland Game Gun --
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Parker VHE Skeet Gun --
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by Researcher
Sun Jan 21, 2024 6:44 pm
Forum: Fox Paper, catalogs and advertising
Topic: 1910
Replies: 5
Views: 925

1910

A 1910 A.H. Fox Gun Co. price list showing the List Price and the Net Price , that I had not seen before, just went on eBay for pretty good money. Hope a member here got it. It seems 1909 and 1910 Fox paper has a way of eluding me. I don't know why, but in the 1890s and the first decade of the 20th ...