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Original sling mounts?

Postby Rogue Hunter » Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:48 pm

Anyone here own a Fox that has the original sling mounts? Got pictures you could post. I'm most interested in the front mount; was it mounted on the forend or barrels?
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Re: Original sling mounts?

Postby Silvers » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:50 am

Typically mounted on the barrel bottom rib.

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Re: Original sling mounts?

Postby eightbore » Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:50 pm

I have Ithaca and Parker guns that have what I think are original swivels, but no letters. The front swivels are screwed into the lower rib. Personally, I would not trust a soldered base for a front swivel. I would not think of mounting a front swivel on the forend.
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Re: Original sling mounts?

Postby Foxnut » Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:00 pm

Rogue Hunter. I have seen one Fox w/lettered sling studs. This was a savage era gun and they were the “fish eye” type used on Savage 99’s of that era. The forward stud was mounted to the bottom rib ahead of the forearm but can’t recall if it was screwed or soldered on. I believe Poulin’s Auction House also had one a couple of years ago. May look through their archives to see if you can find pics.
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Re: Original sling mounts?

Postby bbman3 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:18 pm

I have an AE 16 that has swivels and front is screwed into bottom rib do not know if original. Bobby
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Re: Original sling mounts?

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Re: Original sling mounts?

Postby MARSHFELLOW » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:06 am

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These are on a gorgeous XE. I have seen 2 other Fox guns which lettered with sling provisions and all the hardward has been different.
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Re: Original sling mounts?

Postby Stan Hillis » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:19 am

The HE certainly, and the XE likely, were ordered as waterfowlers. Makes much sense for some of us to like a strap on a duck gun. I don't care for them in upland hunting. ( I'm aware I'm probably in the minority on that). Sure as I sling the gun over my shoulder I'll have an unexpected flush. Not an issue with ducks, usually.

Tom, that's a nice , sturdy looking set on that XE.

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Re: Original sling mounts?

Postby MARSHFELLOW » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:39 am

Hi Stan, glad you're doing better! Yes, that is definately a sturdy "deluxe" style fitted to that stellar XE.
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Re: Original sling mounts?

Postby Researcher » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:37 am

Those guns shown seem seem backwards. It appears to me that Craig's gun has eyes for "strap hooks" and the gun Tom pictures has "Swivels"? Guess I'll have to send my mind in for regrooving!
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Re: Original sling mounts?

Postby MARSHFELLOW » Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:34 pm

I concur Dave, I had the same thoughts.
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Re: Original sling mounts?

Postby eightbore » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:32 pm

Marshfellow's swivels were not as ordered. Hooks are hooks and swivels are swivels. At least we have a couple of factory examples, even though they might not match the letters. I think "hooks and eyes" are much more elegant although they don't match the letters.
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