A. H. Fox Double Barrel Shotguns
We at Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company of New Britain, Connecticut are proud to announce our production of the higher grades of the original A.H. Fox 16, 20, 28 and .410 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun. The A.H. Fox Gun is the only completely hand finished high grade double currently manufactured in the United States. Once again these classic double guns are available to the American sportsman. They retain the same superior handling qualities and reliability as their predecessor guns built prior to World War II. The balance, weight, and simplicity of design of the newly manufactured A.H. Fox Guns is unsurpassed.
A glimpse into the history of the A.H. Fox Shotgun reveals that they were manufactured in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1905 until the early 1930''s. Guns manufactured in New Britain will have the same hand finish as the early guns produced in Philadelphia. Our manufacturing processes are unequaled in the gun making industry. We have set the highest standards for precision machining and utilize the finest machines available. We have recruited the best tool makers to operate this equipment.
The finishing on A.H. Shotguns is still performed by hand. Polishing, rust bluing, engraving, stock checkering, and fitting are all done manually by master craftsman skilled in the fine art of gunmaking.
The requirement for substantial amounts of precise machining and hand finishing dictate that the newly manufactured A.H. Fox Shotguns will never be available in great quantities. Annual shipments are estimated to be less than one hundred guns. These guns have all the prerequisites necessary to attain their place as American classics and to provide their owners immense satisfaction as excellent investments.
Theodore Roosevelt Quote
Theodore Roosevelt left office as President of the United States on March 4, 1909. Later that month he embarked on his much publicized excursion to Africa. Prior to his departure, the A.H. Fox Gun Company presented President Roosevelt with an FE grade, 12 gauge double barrel shotgun. The following "letter of thanks" was received from the former president. My dear Mr. Fox: The double-barreled shotgun has come, and I really think it is the most beautiful gun I have ever seen. I am exceedingly proud of it. I am almost ashamed to take it to Africa and expose it to the rough usage it will receive. But now that I have it, I could not possibly make up my mind to leave it behind. I am extremely proud that I am to have such a beautiful bit of American workmanship with me. Sincerely Yours, Theodore Roosevelt Later that same year President Roosevelt wrote from Africa (published in Scribner's Magazine) on his new gun: "I had a Fox No. 12 shotgun: no better gun was ever made."
The A.H. Fox Gun
The tradition continues. Today's A.H. Fox Guns are the same excellent value as those purchased by your grandfather. It is a fitting tribute that the first words of acclaim for the newly manufactured A.H. Fox double guns should come from the past. The following appeared in a turn of the century A.H. Fox gun catalog:
"The genuine A.H. Fox Gun is The Finest Gun in the World." No gun ever made equally its simplicity and strength, quality or workmanship. No amount of labor or expense is spared to make it perfect. The best mechanical principles known in gun making have been combined with the finest workmanship and materials obtainable, absolutely regardless of cost. The A.H. Fox Gun has fewer parts in its mechanism than any other double hammerless gun, and these parts are so much larger and stronger, that it is practically impossible to break them, or for the gun to get out of order."
The DE Grade is a striking example of the mechanical simplicity, strength, fine workmanship and excellent shooting qualities of the A.H. Fox Gun. It is a classic beauty in every detail. Engraving is intricate and extensive. It is stocked with our "three star" highly figured Turkish Circassian walnut. The checkering is the finest diamond pattern on the grip, panels, and forend.
The XE Grade A.H. Fox meets the demand for a hand-finished gun having all the refinements of the gun-maker's art. It has chiseled scroll work and engraved game scenes. These guns are stocked with our "two star" quality Turkish Circassian walnut. Distinctive fine checkering adorns the grip, panels, and forend.
The FE Grade is built for the sportsman who is satisfied by only the best that there is. The FE Grade is unsurpassed in appearance and shooting qualities by any gun. It is in every sense of the word a "work of art." The engraving is a revelation in the ornamentation of guns, consisting of gold inlays surrounded by one of several types of beautiful scroll. If desired, the individual signature of the purchaser is inlaid in gold on the trigger guard or the monogram engraved upon a gold shield in the stock. The stocks are selected from our "four star" Turkish Circassian walnut, which is richly figured. The checkering is exquisite, being the finest diamond pattern, on the grip, panels and forend.
The Exhibition Grade is made for the sportsman/collector for whom price is no object. This gun is for the discriminating individual who wishes to invest in one of the truly greatest guns ever produced. The A.H. Fox Exhibition Grade Gun is a museum quality piece. The ornamentation design, consisting of gold inlays and engraving, is specified and approved by the customer before the gun is built. Gus stock wood is chosen by the customer from our supply of Exhibition Quality Turkish Circassian walnut. This rare wood is the most sought after and expensive available anywhere in the world. Included with the gun is the best quality fully accessorized leather trunk case.
Standard and Optional Features
Standard Features:Boxlock action with scalloped, rebated, and tastefully case colored receivers. The barrels are finished with the best quality rust bluing. All engraving on A.H. Fox Guns is executed entirely by hand by the finest engraving artists from the United States and Europe.
The following features are standard on all guns:
- Automatic safety
- Automatic ejectors
- Double triggers
- Chromox barrels, choice of barrel length: 26, 28, or 30 inches
- Choice of choke for each barrel
- Gold bar on breech end of barrel rib
- 2 3/4 inch chambers
- Turkish Circassian walnut gun stocks with hand rubbed oil finish
- Choice of straight grip, full pistol grip (with cap), or semi-pistol grip stock
- The standard stock is 14 1/4 inches long (from front trigger). with 1 1/2 inches drop at comb and 2 1/2 inches drop at heel. Stocks will be made to order - any length and with any drop at no extra charge (within the range of normal standards.)
- Cast off (or on) for stocks
- Hard rubber butt plate or traditional solid red pad
- Splinter forend (CE); Schnabel (XE, DE, FE )
- Ivory bead sights
The following "extras" may be ordered on any gun. See A.H. Fox Shotgun price list for specifics:
- Krupp Steel Barrels
- Extra Set of Barrels
- Fox Selective Single Trigger
- Turkish Circassian Walnut Upgrade:
Exhibition, Four Star, Three Star, Two Star
- Custom Initials
- Gold Signature on Trigger Guard
- Gold Inlay on Barrels, "made for [your name]"
- Checkered Butt
- Skeleton Butt
- Heel and Toe Plates
- Monte Carlo Stock or Cheek Piece
- Beavertail Forend
- Traditional Leather Trunk Case: Includes two piece rosewood cleaning rod with gold plated caps, leather pouch (containing one split jag, one mop, and one brass brush), square nickel oil can, and two nickel plated brass snap caps. The new A.H. Fox trade label adorns the inside cover. Available in multi-barrel and multi-gun sets.
A.H. Fox Shotgun Catalog
Our online A.H. Fox Shotgun Catalog is now available for viewing. Use the arrow icons to navigate through the pages. Hover your mouse over each image to zoom in on each image. If you wish to download this Catalog, visit this link.
16, 20, 28, & .410
|CE Grade||XE Grade||DE Grade||FE Grade||Exhibition Grade|
|Standard Gun Prices||$19,500||$22,000||$25,000||$30,000||$POR|
|Add for 28 & .410 Gauge Guns||$2,000||$2,000||$2,000||$2,000||--|
|Selective Single Trigger||$2,400||$2,400||$2,400||$2,400||$2,400|
|Krupp Steel Barrels||$350||$350||$350||$350||--|
|Turkish Circassian Walnut Upgrades:|
|Heel & Toe Plates||$900||$900||$900||$900||--|
|Leather Covered Pad||$650||$650||$650||--||--|
|Extra Set of Barrels & Forend:|
|Same Gauge Set||$5,250||$5,750||$6,250||$6,750||$7,250|
|Engraved on Trigger Guard||$450||$450||$450||--||--|
|Gold Inlay on Trigger Guard||$750||$750||$750||--||--|
|Gold Stock Shield or Oval||$500||$500||$500||--||--|
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