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 Post subject: simmons quails fargo
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:23 pm 
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In the 60s I owned a fox side by side which was upgraded by Simmons and called a Quails Fargo. I foolishly sold the gun as a kid and would love to find one again. Anyone know of one for sale?




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 Post subject: Re: simmons quails fargo
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:32 am 
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They show up on Gunbroker.com from time to time. One was sold there last November. You will have to keep checking. It may take a while, but eventually you will score.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:17 pm 
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Still looking for a Quails Fargo?

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 Post subject: Re: simmons quails fargo
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:06 am 
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I saw someone who was offering Fargo on eBay one week ago, check eBay and I believe you will find your request..

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:18 pm 
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It was a Stevens 311

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 Post subject: Re: simmons quails fargo
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:12 pm 
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I kind of, sort of, made something similar back in about 1975, only mine didn't have a vent rib, single trigger, or any chokes. But it still killed a bunch of quail. :D
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It was my first shotgun, given to me by my parents in 1969. Some a$$hole stole it from me in the '80s. :evil:

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tylerr1 wrote:
I saw someone who was offering Fargo on eBay one week ago, check eBay and I believe you will find your request..


Ebay does not allow gun sales on their site. Maybe Gunbroker or Auction Arms?

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 Post subject: Re: simmons quails fargo
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:55 pm 
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Back in the 80's I used to write for a small midwesten magazine called "The Outdoor Iowan". I wrote articles about hunting, dog training, and firearms. One of the articles I wrote was about a Simmons Quails Fargo I ran across at a gun shop in Mason City, IA. I couldn't find anything in my firearms library and the gun shop owner didn't know anything so I called Simmons. I had a very interesting interview with a gentleman who's name I can no longer remember. Now that I've set the stage and hopefully establish a little credibility I like to pass along what I learned.

There is a lot of background about how the arrangements were made but, I don't believe anyone in this forum is interested in that. The long and short of it is Simmons bought actions from Stevens and Dakin in the white. They did the stock work and the case hardening, built their own barrels, and attached their Simmons rib and a florescent bead. Unfortunately by the time I'd learned all about the Simmons and dashed back to purchase it someone else had beaten me to it.

I've visited Simmons several times over the last 30 plus years and have seen some outstanding two barrel sets they produced for their customers. In all cases they built the second set of barrels for the set in their shop. I haven't been back in 7 or 8 years so I don't know much about the shop now that it has changed hands. But, if you are fortunate enough to find or own one of these little gems you've got something very special.




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