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Unread 01-24-2020, 11:12 AM   #11
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In addition to the George H. Fox side-swing double, American Arms Co. made "Saturday night specials", side cocker single barrel and double barrel shotguns and finally a Whitmore designed hammerless double.

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Copper rivet probably not factory!!
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Slightly different price list in the catalog I have a copy of --

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Ah so that explains what that 9 grade is that he is selling , I would like to see a 11 grade just out of curiosity . Though for the price you can get a nice Parker for 6k .

I do enjoy seeing these old catalogs of the various lesser known American makers that was around that time period .
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In 1893 there was a possibility of the company moving to Milwaukee, Wis.

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but it apparently never happened. All through the 1890s American Arms Co. was moving to Bluffton, Alabama.

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They had property and a building there, but much of the machinery and parts inventory was still in Boston when George H. Fox died in 1901. Most of it was sold to Marlin by November 1901. Some entity continued to pay the taxes on the Bluffton, Alabama, property until 1915.
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In 1893 there was a possibility of the company moving to Milwaukee, Wis.

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but it apparently never happened. All through the 1890s American Arms Co. was moving to Bluffton, Alabama.

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They had property and a building there, but much of the machinery and parts inventory was still in Boston when George H. Fox died in 1901. Most of it was sold to Marlin by November 1901. Some entity continued to pay the taxes on the Bluffton, Alabama, property until 1915.
Thats pretty interesting , this is probably to best forum to find information on old American doubles thats for sure .
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Those are great looking guns. I’ll bet these are the Fox guns T.R. was referring to when he reportedly stated “the finest shotgun in the world”.
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Those are great looking guns. I’ll bet these are the Fox guns T.R. was referring to when he reportedly stated “the finest shotgun in the world”.


yeah it's that or his F grade AH Fox
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Ansley was using "The Finest Gun in the World" well before he made a gun for T.R.

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What T.R. actually said was "no better gun was ever made."

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