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Unread 02-26-2020, 04:48 PM   #11
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Unread 02-26-2020, 06:33 PM   #12
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I never did get any photos of this gun posted after the barrels and guard were re-blued.
Here are a few.

Barrels rust blued and trigger guard Nitre Blued.

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Would that be called a pow grip or a round grip ? I love the slender ground grip on it , reminds me of the Rem 1894s they all look sleek as well .
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Would that be called a pow grip or a round grip ?
The A.H. Fox Gun Co. called it a HALF-PISTOL GRIP. I don't have a scan of the HE-Grade catalog text on this laptop, but here is the text and picture for the A-/AE-Grade --

1913 A Fox Gets the Game Catalogue, page 6 with grip styles.jpg

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Likewise, Remington Arms Co. called their "standard" grip a half pistol grip.

I don't know of any American gun manufacturer that catalogued a "Prince of Wales" grip, just straight, half or full pistol grip. Parker Bros. had a variation of their half-pistol grip that swelled at the bottom and collectors today refer to it as a "ball grip".

I think only British makers offered a "Prince of Wales" grip. In the load of repros of English gun catalogues Cote' once sent me, some of them show it capped and some rounded grip for what they called a "Prince of Wales" Grip. I've always felt the capped full pistol grips on the Ithaca Gun Co. Flues Model doubles looked a lot like the "Prince of Wales" grips with caps in the English catalogues.
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The A.H. Fox Gun Co. called it a HALF-PISTOL GRIP. I don't have a scan of the HE-Grade catalog text on this laptop, but here is the text and picture for the A-/AE-Grade --

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Likewise, Remington Arms Co. called their "standard" grip a half pistol grip.

I don't know of any American gun manufacturer that catalogued a "Prince of Wales" grip, just straight, half or full pistol grip. Parker Bros. had a variation of their half-pistol grip that swelled at the bottom and collectors today refer to it as a "ball grip".

I think only British makers offered a "Prince of Wales" grip. In the load of repros of English gun catalogues Cote' once sent me, some of them show it capped and some rounded grip for what they called a "Prince of Wales" Grip. I've always felt the capped full pistol grips on the Ithaca Gun Co. Flues Model doubles looked a lot like the "Prince of Wales" grips with caps in the English catalogues.
The American grip looks longer and more slender than the POW grip which appears to be shorter and stubby .

I noticed on a Bakers I seen the grip on it also looked identical to the Fox and Remington . I wasnt sure on the terminology of the grip profile .
What would the full grip look like ? I assume its the ones with more pronounced curvature of the grip area .
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Here are a couple of HE-Grade Super-Fox guns with full pistol grips --

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32526 01 12-ga 3-inch HE-Grade.jpg
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With Supers commanding good money as of late, I think people have no issue spending the money on them.

I too have another Super in the works right now. With much nicer wood than this one. It was custom stocked by someone else previously with a piece that should have never been put on the gun. Cross grain in the wrist. After it breaking TWICE in less than 8 years, it was time to replace it again.
The owner did not care about fancy wood, but I am trying to match the forend that is on the gun which is still good.
Funny how it comes in waves isn't it ?,great job
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Nice job Brian! Love the grain through the wrist. Couldn't be better. Perfect pc of wood for that gun.
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Another Super-Fox; here's a detail of its full pistol grip and factory logo cap.
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Another Super-Fox, with detail of its full pistol grip and factory logo cap.
Frank. What is the serial on that gun you pictured?
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Frank. What is the serial on that gun you pictured?
Brian, it's probably the one you're currently doing that had been restocked in the past using nice looking but questionable wood. Your description sounds about right. 310xx. I'll send you a PM with the complete number and more details. frank
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