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Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:30 am
by Birddog17!
I am a brand new member to this site, I found it after purchasing a, what I believe is a very old Fox. Not sure anyone can help. The serial number on the trigger guard is # 2992, the # on the Forend is #2993 and the number stamped on the barrel is #2993 , the number stamped on the breach is 2993 A. What possible year could this be and where else should I be looking. I have read about Mr. Callahan, who has since required. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:56 am
by Researcher
The working theory is that receivers with serial numbers 1 to 3000 were made for the A.H. Fox gun Co. when it was at Wayne & Bristol Streets during 1905 and most of 1906. We do find some guns in this serial number range that appear to have been finished after the move to the factory at North 18th Street & Windrim Avenue in late 1906. We'll need to see some good pictures of your gun to make any further assessment. It appears that when the next batch of 12-gauge receivers was forged the A.H. Fox Gun Co. began numbering them at 7000. The surviving production cards start at 9648, so everything about these early guns is speculation from years of observation.

Re: Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:23 am
by fox-admin
Errors were made stamping serial numbers pull off the trigger guard and look at the number on the bottom side.

Re: Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:19 pm
by Birddog17!
All of the numbers are 2993, I mis wrote one of the numbers as 2992, all are 2993.I will try to upload some photos now.

Re: Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:34 pm
by Birddog17!
See attached photos

Re: Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:35 pm
by 44whiskey
welcome birddog 17 all the best 44whiskey

Re: Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:44 pm
by Birddog17!
Another photo, trigger guard serial number

Re: Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:06 pm
by Birddog17!
Another photo

Re: Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:14 pm
by Birddog17!
Another photo

Re: Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:39 pm
by Birddog17!
Another photo, Forend

Re: Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:43 pm
by Birddog17!
Another of #2993 Fox

Re: Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:24 pm
by Birddog17!
Another photo Fox #2993

Re: Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:41 pm
by Birddog17!
Breech #2993 A stamp

Re: Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:02 pm
by Birddog17!
This is the numbers from under the trigger guard #2993

Re: Early Fox 12 gauge identification

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:17 pm
by Birddog17!
More of #2993