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fin2feather
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:40 am  Reply with quote
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Fox A Grade, 12 gauge (Embarassed) two barrel set, 1st generation engraving c. 1912...






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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:55 am  Reply with quote
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WOW!!
Use her well and ALL THE TIME Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:39 pm  Reply with quote
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Sweet.

Good Hunting,
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sneem
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:42 pm  Reply with quote



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That leg'o mutton case is just frosting on the cake. What a beautiful set.

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16'er
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:03 pm  Reply with quote
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I believe three Hail Marys before and after loading a case of 2.5" paper hull 1oz stacked loads shall be sufficient penitence.

Very nice, enjoy!
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Flues16
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:39 pm  Reply with quote
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Fin2feather, probably on this forum "all have sinned" (Romans 3:23), I know I have. But your temptation was great. What a beautiful fox and accessories!

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Savage16
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:09 pm  Reply with quote
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very neat set. what are the barrel lengths, chokes etc.

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fin2feather
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:47 pm  Reply with quote
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Gun was made with the 28" barrels; 30" barrels were factory added at some point. Barrels and forends are all numbered to the gun and each is stamped 1 and 2. I never worry too much about chokes, but the 28" measure C/M and the 30's IM/F. I know the next question will be what does she weigh... 6lb-12oz with the 28" barrels (#4's), about 7lb-4oz with the 30's (no visible stamping but most 30" seem to be #3's).

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67galaxie
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:37 pm  Reply with quote



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Wow that is such a nice set! I love all of it and great job on an early A-grade. I really love mine. Turkey and dove hate it though. I'm going to show it to some geese too this year. I'll let ya know what they think
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tda003
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...and now I have committed the sin of envy.

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gunsrus
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:10 am  Reply with quote
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Fin , I'm a huge FOX fan but just the sub gauges but I would have scooped that up in a heartbeat . Great combo , good chokes on a spectacular gun . Shoot her well !
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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:45 am  Reply with quote
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Super pickup, F2F. The prairie roosters and ducks better take notice. I hunted with a cyl first barrel last year behind my pointers on pheasants and it was a death ray. The 30" set with bismuth should perform great on ducks.

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ROMAC
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:55 am  Reply with quote



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Great pick up!

Now you need to redeem yourself by finding something similar in 16!
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fin2feather
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:37 am  Reply with quote
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ROMAC wrote:
Great pick up!

Now you need to redeem yourself by finding something similar in 16!


I guess my A Grade 16 will have to do Very Happy...


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Natty Bumpo
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BEAUTIFUL FOXES!! BOTH of them!

Loved the pics of both and all in such fine condition too.

And one of my very favorite quotes from Gene Hill. I have all of his books and love to read them again when the snow is deep Up North.

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