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My first ever Double Barrel....it is foxy

JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 528 Senior Member
I always wanted a double barrel.
It was never in the cards.

I think I just drew 4 aces.

I've been eying this for a few weeks. Loved the lumber.
I think I even asked about it here.
Thought it was too much for a BSE....It may have been.

That little voice kept saying there is something "special" about it.
Well that special was something. A grade gun...Upland and skeet made between 1932 -39.
This may be a first year one.

Not great pictures but I wanted to show her off.

We'll get Zee liking savages.

Jayhawker would definitely like to hear your thoughts on it.
My local pusher says he got it from a local guy who's dad worked at Savage.


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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    Wow! You better change that BS handle to Mister Midas Goldfinger.......

    Another example of white spacers that shine. I don't know why I'm honed in on those...
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 528 Senior Member
    Wow! You better change that BS handle to Mister Midas Goldfinger.......

    Another example of white spacers that shine. I don't know why I'm honed in on those...



    Kind of interesting Mike 
    I know it was an employee special but don't recall any/many savages with them and this dates well before old Roy
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,762 Senior Member
    I can see why you like the wood.  It's absolutely beautiful.  Very, very nice!
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,681 Senior Member
    Very nice looking for sure
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 528 Senior Member
    edited June 18 #6
    I can see why you like the wood.  It's absolutely beautiful.  Very, very nice!

    The forearm to me is just spectacular.
    Best thing about this was every time I picked it up and pointed it I was on target.



  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,322 Senior Member
    That is just spectacular!!!  I can’t even hate you for this one... 😍😍😍
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,777 Senior Member
    edited June 18 #8
    Beautiful....There's one from the Golden Age of Shotgunning.  Savage bought out Fox in 1929 but continued to build the guns that Ansley H. Fox designed...
    Many years ago, I had the opportunity to shoot a couple of rounds of trap with an FE grade ( heavily embellished) that belonged to "Doc"Roeloffs, a senior member of my gun club...
    The gun lived in a fitted case with an extra set of barrels bored Skeet 1 and Skeet 2. 
    The shotgun started my love affair with A.H. Fox doubles...

    You have a treasure on your hands....
    And
    You suck
    And
    I hate you a little


    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,739 Senior Member
    edited June 18 #9
    OH... I hate!!!!! You suck!!!!! That is a beautiful looking shotgun, and its 20 gauge! Not a hard kicking 12, not a hard to find sweet 16, a 20! Grade A no less!

    OH you suck
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,777 Senior Member
    Oh...I forgot....Holy Crap!
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,260 Senior Member
    Oh wow!!!!! That is gorgeous!!!!!

    Think I need a cigarette now
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,777 Senior Member
    That FE grade Fox had a skeleton buttplate with some of the most beautiful checkering I've ever seen in the cutout...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,767 Senior Member
    That wood just gave me … well... wood! You are an evil person!! I'm not a shotgun guy but that is outstanding!! Excellent craftsmanship!! Nice dark American crotch walnut!! OUTSTANDING!!
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 528 Senior Member
    edited June 18 #14
    I thought I sucked some picking this one up too.

    Glad you guys like it also.

    The last two buys are pretty uncommon for me.
    I normally wouldn't have the funds for either. Both showed right when I did.

    I can't say what really influences things but It does happen  in a way I don't think is happenstance. 

    My general plan is to shoot some skeet and hunt some with it. Then try to build a bond with someone to pass it to.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    They're very fun when the shot actually hits the target....

    Might have to score or dig out some Filson, a fedora, and neck tie to go with it.
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 528 Senior Member
    edited June 19 #16
    They're very fun when the shot actually hits the target....

    Might have to score or dig out some Filson, a fedora, and neck tie to go with it.

    Jeans and T shirt is about it for me.

    On a side note guess I'm covered now if Biden were to win.
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 528 Senior Member
    Wow! You better change that BS handle to Mister Midas Goldfinger.......

    Another example of white spacers that shine. I don't know why I'm honed in on those...
    Lol
    May as well show the one I hid too


  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,777 Senior Member
    edited June 19 #18
    What does that have for a buttplate...plastic? hard rubber?

    And is it chambered for 2 3/4" or 3"...I'm thinking it might be too early to be chambered for the longer shells
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    Yep that requires some amount of care if you own more modern guns. Double check those shells when packing.
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 528 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    What does that have for a buttplate...plastic? hard rubber?

    And is it chambered for 2 3/4" or 3"...I'm thinking it might be too early to be chambered for the longer she


    It is 2 3/4 but I will have you know a 28 gauge one will go way in......

    I checked genuine plastic
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,634 Senior Member
    That's a shotgun anyone would be proud to own. You did good!
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,777 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    What does that have for a buttplate...plastic? hard rubber?

    And is it chambered for 2 3/4" or 3"...I'm thinking it might be too early to be chambered for the longer she


    It is 2 3/4 but I will have you know a 28 gauge one will go way in......

    I checked genuine plastic
    2 3/4 " became standard in the 1920s...I've seen shotguns chambered in 2 7/8" 20 gauge and 2 9/16" 16 gauge.

    Got to mention that I hate 3" 20s...a half assed attempt to turn a 20 gauge into a 12 gauge...patterns suck for the most part...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,037 Senior Member
    Wow, wow ,wow!!!  That wood has the warmth of a fire in a fire place on a cold winters night!  That is just gorgeous!  Please accept my "YOU SUCK" as a job well done!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,026 Senior Member
    that is that is VERY nice!
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,762 Senior Member
    Almost forgot.

    If anyone ever calls that work of art a "shotty", shoot the sumbidge with it. :)
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,638 Senior Member
    A beauty!
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 528 Senior Member
    Thanks guys I've been trying to learning a bit about this.
    Don't know if the stock will wind up being OEM but it is all #'s matching inside.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    Is "Special," the grade???
    Could be they came with nice wood like that. I've always associated the white spacers with the 60's and 70's, not pre war??? Still good wood and elaborate embellishment were avialable from Fox branded guns based on a grade system of distinction. Voluminous books are written for clarification of the doubles of yesteryear.
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 528 Senior Member
    edited June 19 #29
    The special is a grade.
    They were SP and SPE the E is for ejectors.

    They were upland and skeet only available for a short time in the mid-late 30's
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,638 Senior Member
    Thanks guys I've been trying to learning a bit about this.
    Don't know if the stock will wind up being OEM but it is all #'s matching inside.
    After looking for examples on the web I think the stock is a high grade replacement unless the receiver is engraved, which it doesn't appear to be.  I had a Parker someone had improved the stock...a full-choke duck gun with gorgeous wood that never left the factory like that.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 528 Senior Member
    The receivers weren't engraved at all on the early ones 34-36 and the barrel markings are indicative of being early as well.

    The consensus is replaced stock 
    As is has cheeks.....lol
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