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You guys should go for a matched pair. Or, one in 12 and one in 20. cool


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Might get bOb to make one...

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A rare and desirable gun indeed.

It's not often that something like it come's to the marketplace.

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Originally Posted By: Ken Nelson
I've never understood the jagged gold lightning bolt thingie on the breach end of the barrels... just looks out of place.


There was a time many years ago when I felt the same way. I've since changed my mind. It is a reminder, maybe even a symbol, of an era long gone, when the suggestion that this gun kills like lightning would have been much more accepted than it is in our politically correct society today. I have seen lightning bolts on several American made shotgun brands, all of extremely high quality. It's kinda grown on me. I now see it as something uniquely American, and appreciate the design as having been very acceptable in the time it was done.

It's a beautiful Fox, maybe one of the finest I've ever seen, or seen pictures of.The engraving is superb, IMO. A few years ago I handled a Fox Special that rivaled this gun in quality. It had more gold inlay than this one, and was a bit gaudy for me. This one is very tasteful, to my way of thinking.

Thanks for posting it, Josh.

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Back in the 70’s, early 80’s I had the pleasure of visiting Tom Kidd at his home south of Allentown Pa. several times. My good friend Hank Peters and I would attend the Allentown gun show—Forks of the Delaware—and we’d run into Tom and he’d graciously invite us to stop by on our way home to NJ. We had the delightful pleasure of handling this gun, along with many other fine Foxes and at the time some dandy LC Smith’s! I can still remember the thrill I got shouldering Teddy Roosevelt’s F Grade 12 bore. It’s a lifetime memory. Tom had an exceptional selection of Burt Becker Foxes and Board of Directors guns. We were privileged to take a ride in Tom’s gorgeous AH Fox automobile. A striking green in color and I’ve never seen another. Guns of this caliber will always be highly regarded and sought after. Off topic a bit—Tom also had a first year 1955 Polo white Corvette with the blue flame special 6 cylinder engine with 3 one barrel carburetors and stone guards over the headlights. Tom had exceptional taste in guns and automobiles.


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Viewing Tom Kidd's fine guns at Allentown was a real treat, but don't forget the great Tom Gibbons and his great "Foxes". It renews my faith in the almighty when Mr. Kidd outlived Mr. Gibbons.

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Originally Posted By: eightbore
Viewing Tom Kidd's fine guns at Allentown was a real treat, but don't forget the great Tom Gibbons and his great "Foxes". It renews my faith in the almighty when Mr. Kidd outlived Mr. Gibbons.


Ah yes....Tom Gibbons....he tried (unsuccessfully) to relieve me of a 32" HE many years ago.

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Darn it I attended the Allentown show every month and never paid attention or knew of Tom. Probably saw him or talked to him. Used to set up with Pete Danato (gun parts guy)from Somerville NJ

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Ken, Tom Gibbons probably offered you more for your HE than you could get now in this depressed market. Don't underestimate the "criminal mind".

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The late Gene Hill's book: "Shotgunner's Notebook" has a beautiful high grade A.H. Fox on the front DJ cover. Can any of you Fox guys i.d. it, assuming you have that great book in your library? RWTF


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