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Why would this A. H. Fox be worth the bid price in its current condition?

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No where near what they are asking for an opening bid. If the pitting isn't too deep it can probably be restored to decent condition but that won't be inexpensive.
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No where near what they are asking for an opening bid. If the pitting isn't too deep it can probably be restored to decent condition but that won't be inexpensive.
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Gun started at 1 cent and has bid up over $3K?

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Check the bid history. It appears one of our members is pretty Hot & Heavy after it. Gotta love that tube condition. I'd love to get my hands on'em!

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This is obviously the now famous Fox that King Brown lost in the icy North Atlantic while duck hunting in a blizzard when his duck boat was swamped by waves. And then at the advanced age of his mid-70's, he recovered it by scuba diving for it at great depths in dark icy waters several months later. It is rumored that King's imaginary friends, John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King miraculously drove the boat to the exact spot where King lost it in a raging winter gale months earlier. Mere mortals would need exact GPS coordinates at the very least to accomplish this feat.

He thought he had it restored, but the crafty gunsmith, aware of it's special provenance and value, kept it for himself and gave King another gun with altered serial numbers.

Either that, or several guys are screwing with the seller for putting such a high minimum bid on a rusty low grade Fox.


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And here I thought it might be 80 years of Case Wear. wink

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What you are missing grasshopper is seeing what you are looking at. That is not a Sterlingworth straight grip ejector. If you ran the serial number you'd figure out what grade it is.

Here is my guess. It is not an A,B,C,D,F grade. I think it is an HE with a straight grip. Not sure if it is a 3" or just regular chamber gun. Don't be scared but all that fluffy surface rust. Most of that will quickly clean up. So if it sells for 3,500 and cost 2,000 to restore is that a steal or just a gamble.

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I didn't run the numbers but as soon as I saw the price, I was guessing an H grade.

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If that was the case, I sure wouldn't be running up the bidding 4 days prior to the end of the auction. But people show their hand all the time, and then wonder why they lose at poker.


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