Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

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Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby Big Friend Ten » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:10 pm

This 32” barreled Super Fox HE was restored by Brad Bachelder of Grand Rapids Michigan.

This HE was restocked by Daniel Aubihl of Sycamore Ohio in American Black Walnut Walnut with a Parker ball grip.

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Re: Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby Stan Hillis » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:50 pm

Very nice, Mark. I'm curious about the blued safety slide. Is that the way they came from the factory? I've never seen one in high enough factory condition to notice that. It really makes it "pop".

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Re: Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby Big Friend Ten » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:59 pm

Stan,

Brad is pretty darn accurate in his restorations. That said, I have to assume that it is correct being blued. Also, being such a small part the safety slide would have to be case hardened at a lower temperature than the action. That extra step of removing the safety slide from the case hardening batch of parts would be enough for me to decide to blue them if I were in charge of production.

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Re: Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby Mike of the Mountain » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:55 pm

Once again, WOW!!
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Re: Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby Fox20obsessed » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:55 pm

Any idea who did the case colors on this super? Very nice!
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Re: Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby vaturkey » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:14 pm

Fox20obsessed wrote:Any idea who did the case colors on this super? Very nice!
-Matt

Matt, I am sure Brad Bachelder did the colors. He did all metal work in house.
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Re: Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby Fox20obsessed » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:21 pm

Thanks Tom, I really like those colors. Wonder if he will do that job ala-carte or if it is only included in total restorations.
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Re: Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby vaturkey » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:01 pm

Fox20obsessed wrote:Thanks Tom, I really like those colors. Wonder if he will do that job ala-carte or if it is only included in total restorations.
-Matt

I think he will do ala carte
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Re: Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby Researcher » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:31 pm

I guess it is nice, but hard to tell with that Photobucket banner across each picture. Why use PB when you can load pictures directly to our site?

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Re: Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby Mills » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:32 am

I own that gun now and the case colors are pretty much gone. If that helps . . .
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Re: Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby Jeff S » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:53 am

Hopefully, one of you guys that "straddles the fence" (Fox / Parker) can help explain the different grips to me. On a Fox shotgun, such as a CE or XE. I'll sometimes see a half pistol grip with checkering that follows the round knob. At this beginning of the thread, the custom stock on the HE is said to have Parker "ball grip". Is there a difference between a Fox half round grip, and a Parker ball grip? Sincerely, Jeff
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Re: Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby DarylC » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:59 pm

Hello, my name is Daryl and I'm a straddler. :D

I have a Parker double trap with what is considered a ball grip. It is much more bulbous that a Fox half pistol but is not unwieldy and quite attractive. The link to the Parker site can show it in detail.

http://parkerguns.org/forums/showthread ... rker+grips
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Re: Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby Researcher » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:06 pm

I was under the impression the true Parker Bros. "Ball Grip" was only on the earlier hammer guns. On the hammerless guns it was a half-pistol grip and didn't have the bulbous flare to the bottom. Misuse of the "ball Grip" term is rampant.

A.H. Fox Gun Co. grips --

1911 Campfire Catalogue No. 24 pg 24.jpeg


"Ball Grips" on Parker Bros. hammer guns.

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Re: Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby DarylC » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:45 pm

My VHE trap is, of course, a hammerless with the ball grip similar to examples 2nd and 3rd. from the left in the photo.

I've seen a number of high grade Parkers and a number of .410 Parkers with them. All hammerless.
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Re: Super Fox Custom Stock in American Black Walnut

Postby vaturkey » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:52 pm

I think in my twisted world, I would call those ball grips "bee sting" grips. Looks like a regular half pistol fox grip that stung by a hornet and swelled up.
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