Best U. S. Made Double, Both Aesthetically and Value-Wise
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Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:55 pm
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OK, Ruff Hunter started this in another thread, and I suggested to him to post this topic, but I can't wait. I've got to see how everyone feels about it. Is an A. H. Fox, Graded or Sterlingworth, the best American Made double, aesthetically or value-wise? Thanks for your responses.
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Tony, There you go again, "poking the bear"
Elsies on both counts.
Aesthetics-the side locks give so much more surface area to display their case coloring of which I'm so fond. Value- You'll probably have to pay 25-50% more for a Fox, similar guns in similar condition.
Besides, I just like the sound an Elsie makes when closed
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In Roy Dunlap's book, "Gunsmithing", he ranked all the popular American doubles based on his repair records over many years of gunsmithing. The A H Fox was his pick as the most reliable American double. No weaknesses noted.
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I was thinking about how I wanted to present this for debate, but I like way that MaximumSmoke give you know other choice but to tow the party line!
Now, with respect to the question specific to this thread, I thought hard about it, and picked the AH fox for value. I would have done both value and aesthetics, but my soft spot for the sexy lines of my gal Elsie got in my way.
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12Ga LC Smith
16Ga Fox Sterlingworth
20Ga LC Smith
20Ga Miroku (Charles Daly Model 500)
28Ga AYA 4/53 (bucket list item #6)
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