A couple rare American double-barrel shotguns coming up Greg Martin’s March 14th auction. Scroll down for more info.
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The first is this 20 gauge A.H. Fox HE, or Super Fox, shipped from Fox in 1931. Fox made about 300 of these HE-grade side-by-side shotguns — just sixty in 20 gauge and the rest in 12. These guns were heavy, overbored doubles made for wildfowling with Western Cartridge’s Super-X ammo. For the story behind them, check out Chapter 15: Super-Fox from Michael McIntosh’s book A.H. Fox: The Finest Gun in the World.
The other rare double barrel is this 10 gauge Nichols & Lefever A-grade hammer shotgun. Nichols & Lefever was an early partnership between John Nichols and Daniel Lefever. Together they made hammer guns from 1876-1879. These side-by-side shotguns came in six grades: A, AA, B, C , D & E. The AA cost $300 in 1877 – many times more than most Americans made in a year. You can read more about Dan Lefever and his companies here.