In this long-awaited book, Michael McIntosh reveals information on Fox guns never before published and offers a fascinating look at the busy life and changing times of the mercurial genius behind them. Ansley H. Fox was an inventor, a professional live-pigeon shooter, entrepreneur, real-estate developer, and manufacturer of everything from automobiles and auto parts to machine guns and munitions. But he is best remembered as a gunmaker who created an American classic and named it "The Finest Gun in the World." In this, the definitive book on Fox, shotgunners of every interest, from bird hunter to advanced collector, will delight in the insight, the technical expertise, the remarkable breadth and depth of research, and the masterfully crafted prose that is the McIntosh trademark.
A former English professor and Shakespearean scholar, Michael McIntosh was also widely known as one of the best-known gun and sporting writers in the world. His writings appeared in numerous shooting and gun-dog magazines and he wrote more than a dozen books, including Best Guns, Wild Things, Robert Ruark's Africa, and Shotguns and Shooting. He died in 2010.
Introduction Acknowledgments Prologue 1. On the Cusp 2. Fox Gun Company, Baltimore 3. Matters of the Heart: Fentress 4. Pigeons in the Park 5. Philadelphia Arms 6. A Difficult Birth 7. A Gun for Teddy, Guns for the Grand 8. New Guns, New Men 9. Matters of the Heart: Ellen 10. "The Most Perfectly Proportioned Small-Gauge Gun" 11. Over Here, Over There 12. Triggers, Accolades & Flare Guns 13. Singular Guns 14. "The Finest Car in the World" 15. Super-Fox 16. El Dorado & the Grail 17. Pleasure Palace, House of Cards 18. Quiet Days in Pleasantville 19. Savage Years 20. Specials & Oddments 21. Matters of the Heart: Velma 22. Sunset and Evening Bell Appendix I: The Paper Trail Appendix II: Chronology Appendix III: Grades & Models by Year Appendix IV: Sources Appendix V: The Fox Gun Reborn Index
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