Quails Fargo

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Quails Fargo

Postby jimbeilke » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:59 pm

Is anyone familiar with a gun called a Quails Fargo. A friend of mine claimed he had one as a young man in the 60's. It was a late model Fox B that Simmons rib company built. It had a straight stock vent rib,etc. Any info will be helpful. Thanks, Jim
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Re: Quails Fargo

Postby George Lander » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:58 pm

I had one several years ago in 20 gauge. It was a very nice light bird gun with single trigger & ejectors. It was manufactured by Savage Arms Company and was, basically, a Savage Fox BST w/ a Simmons raised ventilated rib. I belive that the value would be in the $600 - $700 range in good condition. Simmons Gun Company is in Spring Hill, Kansas.

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Re: Quails Fargo

Postby jimbeilke » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:21 am

Thanks for the info George. Jim
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Re: Quails Fargo

Postby Drew Hause » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:24 am

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Re: Quails Fargo

Postby Researcher » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:53 pm

Dakin imported a little straight grip upland gun they called the "Quails Fargo" as well.

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Re: Quails Fargo

Postby Drew Hause » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:13 pm

Interesting Dave. The ad shows the Dakin address as KC. Simmons was at one point the Dakin importer/sales agent.

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Re: Quails Fargo

Postby lee r moege » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:03 pm

Spot on guys! Simmons was the importer of the "Quails Fargo" made by Dakin. I had one years ago. It was a well made utilitarian gun comparable maybe to a Fox "BSE". Dakin then started their own distribution center in Kansas City, and was the first of many gun and gun related companys to set up shop in Kansas City. The guns themselves were made by Sarasqueta in Spain, at least the two I have had were. The Dakin Model 215 was a beautiful true sidelock 20 gage with ejectors, straight grip, and double triggers. It had an articulated front trigger and drop dead wood. If I remember right it sold for about $250.00 in 1959 or 1960. If you see an old Saraqueta catalog, it is comparable to their grade 12. Just a little supportive drivel from an old man! Lee.
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