a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award(new pics)

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a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award(new pics)

Postby James Wark » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:50 pm

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Just thought I would post my latest fox find. Its amazing what these shotguns have gone thru.
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Re: a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award

Postby Fin2Feather » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:07 pm

OK; I'm gonna be sick.
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Re: a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award

Postby Jeff S » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:17 pm

Oh my, that is so wrong!
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Re: a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award

Postby Stan Hillis » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:41 pm

I hope I find one wrapped just like that someday in a little shop somewhere for $150. And, when I get it home and begin to remove the camo tape I find that it is a XE 16 with 32" barrels, completely protected from scratches and fading by the 50 year old tape.

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Re: a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award

Postby 49packard » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:38 pm

Please! Is this some kind of Covid-19 joke gone Bad? I hope when the tape comes off it can be freshened up! I hope it's a buried treasure.

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Re: a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award

Postby James Wark » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:14 pm

I almost have all the tape off. really sticking to the metal. Will post picture when done, its not looking to bad.
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Re: a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award

Postby fiasconva » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:22 pm

Whoever it was most likely had no idea that he had a classic in his possession and just thought it was a run of the mill double gun. Such a shame!
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Re: a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award

Postby Silvers » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:04 am

James Wark wrote:I almost have all the tape off. really sticking to the metal. Will post picture when done, its not looking to bad.
Jim


Jim, looks like 2nd gen A-Grade engraving. Good deal. You might try Clenzoil to soften the tape residue, let it sit for a few minutes before wiping off. Clenzoil is good for "lock, stock & barrel" and routinely used by many.

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Re: a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award

Postby Foxnut » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:38 am

I’m anxious to see the finished/unveiled product as well. Like someone said at least it was protected from scratches. I bet that it’s been a fun/interesting project removing all that tape!!
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Re: a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award(new pi

Postby James Wark » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:51 pm

Well here she is. pretty good overall condition. This is the first Fox I have seen with the gauge marked on barrel flats. Nice numbers lightly scratched on barrel to UGH
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Re: a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award(new pi

Postby Fox20obsessed » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:35 pm

Awesome story!!! You resurrected that bad boy!!
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Re: a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award(new pi

Postby Researcher » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:40 pm

That cleaned up nice!!

From my observations, on 12-gauge guns they began stamping the gauge on the barrel flats about 21000 and the practice seems to have ended by the 24000. On the graded 20-gauges they were still doing it in the 500 range but it was gone by 650. I haven't collected info for the 16-gauges.
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Re: a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award(new pi

Postby DarylC » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:04 am

Nice work and a nice gun. Looks like that could be a SSN scratched on there.
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Re: a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award(new pi

Postby Stan Hillis » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:28 am

Nice job, James. I wouldn't worry about that barrel "engraving". On a gun that is not ever going to be restored, or tarted up, things like that add a bit of flavor to what is sometimes an otherwise common gun. My 12 ga., 32" barreled BE was restocked when I bought it, and had been subjected to having Briley S-1 series thin wall choke tubes installed in it (UGH!!). I only bought it because the price was right and I'm such a sucker for long barreled doubles. When it arrived I found that the original owner's name had been crudely engraved on the trigger guard bow. It says "W B Hart 1918". I have become enamored of the gun over the years, and have killed many limits of late season doves with it, and even won my class a couple years ago with it at a major sporting clays shoot. If the doves aren't flying I often look down and pass a finger over that crudely inscribed name and date and my mind wanders .......

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Re: a fox in camoflage or winner of ugliest fox award(new pi

Postby Fin2Feather » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:36 am

Aw, I kinda liked the camo tape. Seriously, bravo!
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