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Old 01-14-2010, 11:10 PM   #1
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I know this is not a Parker or a classic and probably never will be,however, a friend of mine claimed he had one as a young man in the 60's. He said it was a Savage Fox Model B that was redone by Simmons rib company. It had a straight stock, vent rib,20ga., etc. Any info would be helpful. Thanks, Jim
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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Jim,
You may get more info over on the fox collectors site. I don't remember the Model B being available in straight grip.
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Thanks Jeff, I tried them all. Hoping somebody had some info. Jim
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Simmons Gun Specialties moved from downtown KC out to Olathe, KS in the late 60s or so. I looked in my 1964 catalog and they were still downtown and did not offer a Quails Fargo, but sold Fox Model Bs and Winchester 21s and 12s.



Next door to the new place was a gun shop (and still is under different ownership) operated by Dave Parker called..The Gun Shop I believe he sold some 'Quails Fargo' guns and may have had his 'Parker' name on some.

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Thanks Drew, Jim
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One ad for the Quails Fargo by Dakin referred to it as an "import". Maybe Dakin sold some Union Armera guns under the "Quails Fargo" name. I got that information on google.
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The plot thickens Simmons sold Dakins

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A couple more Google hits.

This off a GunBroker forum:
http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgur...a%3DN%26um%3D1

During the sixties, Simmons Specialties, whose niche in the firearms market is high-quality ventilated ribs and replacement/accessory barrels with their VR's, decided to offer their own branded Shotgun. They contracted with Savage/Stevens to convert a variant of the Stevens Model 311 20 gauge, manufacture the barrel at 24" vs. 26/28/30 inches, use a case colored hammerless boxlock receiver, convert from double triggers to a single trigger, and then Simmons would install their vent rib with high visability "glow-worm" front bead. The barrels are not Belgium, but rather stock 311 grade barrels. They ceased production of this shotgun in 1969. There were not many of these produced, but I have yet to find out just how many.

From: earmi.it Tradenames and Brands of Guns and Gunsmakers http://www.earmi.it/armi/database/brand_s.htm

Simmon's Quails Fargo US Made by Savage
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:27 PM   #9
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Thanks Jack, That is a load of info. Now if I could find one for this guy that would be great. Jim
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Next sale at RIA Feb 27th & 28th- they have a 20 gauge Simmons quails fargo listed on the auction block-see Book 1 page 43 LOT No. 305--
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