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Unread 01-23-2020, 07:18 PM   #1
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Default American Arms Boston side swinger

Ive been seeing quite a few of these for sale but have never seen anyone talk about them . Seems they had a graded system as well , didnt see any information come up when I googled them .

Is anyone here familiar with them ?
I like reading about the less known American sxs makers .

Looks like it would awkward to carry in the field since you cant break it open and carry it over your arm like a tradition sxs .
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Sure you can, the gun just has to be sideways.
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Sure you can, the gun just has to be sideways.
Doesnt sound as comfy as carrying a regular sxs .

Im guessing theres not much of a collectors market for these .
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They are more of a curiosity and something that collectors would want who are interested in the different american makers at the time of early breechloading development.
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Are there pictures we can see somewhere?





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Are there pictures we can see somewhere?

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https://www.gunbroker.com/item/842990576

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https://www.gunbroker.com/item/844981635

there are a couple more as well

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There was a good article on George H. Fox's American Arms Co. in The American Rifleman, April 1970. There was an article on some of the George H. Fox side-swing hammer doubles by William Furnish and James A. Nelson in the Winter 1994, The Double Gun Journal. I have a reproduction American Arms Co. catalog, offered years ago by Dr. William Paul Smith's PRP Americana, from I believe the late 1870s. It calls the gun the Model of 1877. It shows the gun made in 12- and 10-gauge in 11 grades from $50 to $300. Their 12-gauges were said to be chambered for 2 5/8 inch shells, and their 10-gauges for 2 3/4 inch shells. They also offered heavy 12-gauges built on the 10-gauge frame, chambered for 3-inch shells.
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There was a good article on George H. Fox's American Arms Co. in The American Rifleman, April 1970. There was an article on some of the George H. Fox side-swing hammer doubles by William Furnish and James A. Nelson in the Winter 1994, The Double Gun Journal. I have a reproduction American Arms Co. catalog, offered years ago by Dr. William Paul Smith's PRP Americana, from I believe the late 1870s. It calls the gun the Model of 1877. It shows the gun made in 12- and 10-gauge in 11 grades from $50 to $300. Their 12-gauges were said to be chambered for 2 5/8 inch shells, and their 10-gauges for 2 3/4 inch shells. They also offered heavy 12-gauges built on the 10-gauge frame, chambered for 3-inch shells.
Thanks I didnt see much information about them besides the company going through 3 restructures . The highest one I was the the 9 grade on gb . They have been sitting there for a few years , thought they were interesting and never seen them mentioned .
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No idea where I found these; it appears that the prices had fallen compared to Dave's catalog



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Slightly different price list in the catalog I have a copy of --

Fox Gun New Model 1877 01.jpg

Fox Gun New Model 1877 02.jpeg

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