Rare A.H. Fox Philadelphia Canadian Issue Flare Pistol
- Maker: A.H. Fox
- Description: Serial #2-89, 25 MM, 4 barrel with a bright, excellent bore. This is one of the 4,193 flare pistols built by A.H. Fox in Philadelphia during WWI. This example has the serial number marked on the left side of the barrel but does not have the U.S. Acceptance markings and was likely sold directly to Canada. There is a clear C Broad Arrow stamp on the right side of the frame. The Fox guns were build under an August 1918, U.S. Military contract that was canceled after the November 11 Armistice (See the A.H. Fox book by Michael McIntosh page 176). This piece remains in excellent condition with a pleasing patina on the brass frame, barrel showing some production imperfections in the casting. The wood grips are excellent and free of chipping or cracking. The backstrap shows file marks indicating a filed off unit marking. A scarce item for the A.H. Fox or WWI collector.