interesting subject. Waterfowl and turkey hunterswill be interested to see current and early comparisons of LC Smith, Parker, and AH Fox
3 inch shotguns. Michael McIntosh penned an interesting article in the August, 1987
American Rifleman on the HE Super Foxes of Nash Buckingham and others. Opinions vary, but Fox, Charles Askins, Burt Becker, John Olin and Nash Buckingham definitely influenced the 1920's evolution of the long range 3 inch shotgun.
I have tested a Fox BE, LC Smith 3 in Long Range, and a HE Super Fox-all using # 4 and # 5 shot in 55 yard tests. Model 12 Winchester Heavy Duck 3 in used as a control. The Super Fox had the best percentage of hits with #5 shot by Super-X
at almost 90%. The LC Smith was close with its
Long Range # 4 Super-X shells reaching into the 80% bracket. Thirty inch circle-55 yards. Tests repeated with close to same results. Model 12
shotguns by Winchester usually averaged 10-12% less shot on targets with same shot shells used in the Foxes and Smith. Fox 1916 BE used 2 3/4 in shells.