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AH Fox Philadelphia 12 gauge

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by garagemarshall, May 8, 2018.

  1. garagemarshall

    garagemarshall New Member

    May 7, 2018
    top.barrell.jpeg stock.clip.jpeg serial.number.jpeg barrell.under.jpeg ansley.h.fox.jpeg philly.fox.jpeg stock.jpeg Have a Fox Shotgun that I would like to learn more about. Passed down two generations. Year made, approximate year, etc. Pics attached. All #'s match. No part has ever needed replacement. Still shoots amazing. Ejectors.

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  2. Jolly Bill

    Jolly Bill Active Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Upstate NY

    You have a very early A. H. Fox 12 gauge double made in Philadelphia and judging by the serial number, "1457", probably about 1906. It is an A grade, the lowest cost grade made at that time. They also made a B, C, D and an F grade. Later on when automatic ejectors became an additional cost option, then those guns with auto ejectors would be AE, BE, CE, DE and FE.

    And those early productions guns from around 1906 to about 1910 were made in 12 gauge only. After about 1910, 16 and 20 gauge guns were produced in those same grades. And about that same time, a lower grade double was made and offered and they called it the "Sterlingworth' grade. Same gun as the higher grades, just less engraving and a plain walnut stock.

    Your gun by the way does not have ejectors. What your gun has are called extractors.

    Hard to tell for certain from your pictures but it does show quite a bit of case color on the receiver but not sure if it has been recolored. The wood looks to be refinished.

    Value, kinda hard to put a realistic value from your pictures but as the gun is pictured and if the barrels and stock are the original length and chokes not altered and no serious pitting and no cracks in the wood, probably in the $450 - $650 range.

    If you would like to learn more about Fox shotguns, visit the Fox Collectors web site.

    Hope this helps and if you have more questions, let's hear 'em.

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