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SN 302327. Cal. 16 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls are marked “CHROMOX FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL” and “MADE BY A. H. FOX GUN CO PHILA PA U.S.A.” on tops. There are 1-1/2″ triangles of simple scroll at breech ends. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, grade, and Fox proof with sides as well as cocking slide engine turned. Breech ends of bbls are damascened. Bottom of left bbl is stamped with striking weight “3”. Small sized case hardened action features automatic safety and dbl triggers. Action is engraved in typical “C” fashion in a style that did not change from the introduction of this grade, having 80% coverage simple scroll within line and geometric borders surrounding oval game scenes on each side; pair of grouse (?) on left, and snipe on right, both under “ANSLEY H FOX”. Bottom of action has setter in circle. Trigger plate is scroll engraved. There is a vacant scroll flanked serpentine banner on trigger guard bow. SN is on tang. Nicely marbled European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over ribbed composition buttplate. Side panels are checkered, and standard point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching splinter forend has inlet ebony tip, and typical Deeley type release. Ejector patent information is stamped on iron. Bore diameter: left -.661, right – .661. Bore restrictions: left – .030 (full), right – .017 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .033. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Neutral cast. Weight: 6 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. PROVENANCE: Estate collection of Dana Tauber. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, very nearly as new, appears unfired since proof, with only a few of the very faintest marks in all wood and metal surfaces. Breech ends of bbls and end of locking lug show some very minor rust stains. Mechanically excellent. A truly superb small bore Fox, with an estimated production of 305 in this grade. 51980-3 MGM (12,500-17,500) C&R – Lot 1424

Auction: Firearms - October 2017
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