On Gunbroker.com now: A rare 20 gauge by A.H. Fox, Philadelphia…

A.H. Fox, 20 gauge, A grade, Double Barrel, Side by Side Shotgun
A.H. Fox, 20 gauge, A grade, Double Barrel, Side by Side Shotgun

The side-by-sides made by A.H. Fox as classic and American as double-barrel shotguns get. A.H. Foxes came in a number of grades. The Sterlingworths were their entry level shotguns. Today, they’re the ones you see all the time on the used markets. Fox’s graded doubles go from A to F. There’s no E, and there’s also an X.

In all these grades, twenty gauges are the toughest to find. ¬†From 1912 to 1940, A.H. Fox made fewer than 4,000 graded 20s of them. That means the 20 gauge A Grade you see here is pretty rare side by side. And even though it has had some “refreshing” done to it, it’s still a nice little shotgun.

A.H. Fox, 20 gauge, A grade, Double Barrel, Side by Side Shotgun
A.H. Fox, 20 gauge, A grade, Double Barrel, Side by Side Shotgun

Here are the details on it from the seller:
Fox 20 gauge A grade with 28 inch barrels,round pistol grip splinter forend,with snap on forend had wood redone and checkering recut also proffesionaly refinished with tru oil,dimensions 14 1/4 lop to original butt plate have Fox research letter. Original 2 1/2 inch chambers gun is on face. Has Krupp fluid steel barrels.

A.H. Fox, 20 gauge, A grade, Double Barrel, Side by Side Shotgun
A.H. Fox, 20 gauge, A grade, Double Barrel, Side by Side Shotgun

Will it finally sell? An Orvis/Arrieta 20 gauge side by side…

20 gauge Orvis Upland side-by-side double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Orvis Uplander side-by-side double barrel shotgun

I think it’s going go! I’ve been watching this real nice little Orvis/Arrieta 20 gauge for a while now. It has been on Gunbroker.com for at least 6 months, and I’ve plugged it a couple of times as a great deal. But no matter what I’ve done, it just sat there. No interest.

Well, it looks like a couple smart folks are moving on it. It’s easy to see why. First off, this side-by-side has it all: sidelocks, 2-3/4″ chambers, 28″ IC/Mod barrels, 14 1/2″ LOP to a checkered butt, double triggers, and ejectors.

It’s also in real nice original condition, with almost all its color-case hardening and blueing.¬† And check out the stock. That’s classic Spanish walnut, and it has just enough figure to make the entire gun look great.

20 gauge Orvis Upland side-by-side double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Orvis Upland side-by-side double barrel shotgun
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