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*LOVELY CSM FOX FE GRADE 20 GAUGE WITH CASE. SN F205560. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls have raised, concave game rib, with two ivory beads, and are engraved “Krupp – Fluid – Steel” and “Made By A. H. Fox Co. USA.” on top. There are 3-1/4″ triangles of shaded scroll engraving at breech ends pierced by gold inlaid lightning bolts. Bbl flats are stamped with Fox proof, SN, grade, and chamber information. Bottoms of bbls are engraved with Krupp steel information. Loop is stamped “CT. Shotgun Mfg. New Britain. CT. USA”. Small size, scallop-backed, case hardened Fox action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold) and gold-plated double triggers. Action is engraved with exceptionally well cut scroll with “Ansley H. Fox” in ribands on each side, and is gold inlaid with game and geometric wire designs. Flush gold inlays are finely detailed, and depict a pointing setter on left and right, with exceptional rendition of pair of grouse winging through open pine forest in circular vignette on bottom of action. Trigger guard is engraved with scroll on bow, and with SN gold inlaid at grip. This fine engraving is by J. R. de Munck, whose signature appears on water table, which is also engraved and marked with Fox patent dates. Beautifully marbled and nicely figured, dark European walnut straight grip buttstock is slightly cast on and measures 14-3/4″ over engraved skeleton steel buttplate that has gold inlaid wire border. Checkering is also exceptionally well done in fleur-di-lis pattern with ribbons through pattern and beaded borders. Side panels are also checkered with fleur-di-lis motif. Matching splinter ejector forend has slightly schnabeled tip with ebony inlay. Bore diameter: left-.610, right -.612. Bore restrictions: left -.010 (IC), right -.008 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.042, right -.044. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Fine quality tan leather Maker’s case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth, and has A H Fox paper label in lid. Case contains 2-pc cocobolo and brass cleaning rod with leather wallet containing brushes, square oil bottle, and a pair of Galazan marked snap caps. Accompanied by a copy of the 1996 order sheet listing the cost at $18,735 and work to be identical to gun # 205561 (the previous lot). CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only a few minor handling marks in wood. Breechface shows some slight silvering from rubbing by extractors. Case is excellent, with a few minor scuffs. Interior cloth has some very light compressions. 4-47715 MGM164 (12,500-17,500)

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Auction: Firearms - Spring 2013
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