Fox TAC-1 Carbine


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Sleepy
10-02-2003, 10:28 PM
I was checking out this (http://www.mcw.edu/fic/) site earlier and found the following. :D

Fox TAC-1 Carbine

MANUFACTURE: FOXCO. PRODUCTS INC. Manchester, Conn. U.S.A (9MM Luger)

TRI-C CORP. Meriden, Conn. USA (45 Auto)
IMPORTER: N/A

EXPORTER: N/A

TYPE FIREARM: Semi-Automatic Rifle (Carbine) Blowback operated.

MODEL: TAC-1

CALIBER: 9MM Luger (Also manufactured in caliber 45 Auto))

SERIAL NUMBER: 051091 (9MM Luger ) and 000376 ( 45 Auto)

BARREL LENGTH: 16 7/8 Inches

TYPE SAFETIES: Thumb Safety; Grip Safety; and a three digit Combination Lock Safety. NOTE: The three positive safeties block the sear. The combination lock safety blocks the operation of the firearm unless it is set at a predetermined number. The le ver safety has a safety lever on the left side of the firearm and when the lever is moved to the horizontal position where a circle has a red "F" it is in the fire position. When the lever is moved upward to a near vertical po sition there is a green "S" indicating the safe position.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REFER TO : Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE) JOURNAL, Vol 9, Nr. 2, 1 977, pages 119 - 123 ("Fox Carbine") by Lonny R. Harden.

This article has several photographs of the Fox Carbine. The Fox carbine is no longer manufactured. The factory was destroyed by fire April 17, 1976. It was later manufactured by "DEMRO" products Incorporated, 372 Progress Drive, Ma nchester, Connecticut 06040.

Two variations of the FOX or TAC-1 Carbine were evaluated for this test.

One being the caliber 45 Auto "TRI-C CORP (DEMRO) and the second one being the caliber 9MM Luger FOXCO PRODUCTS INC.

The Fox carbines were produced in 45 Auto and 9MM Luger calibers. They were designed by Gerard J. Fox in 1974 and the first ones were sold by TRI-C Corporation Meriden, Connecticut. The April 17, 1976 fire destroyed the factory.
In 1977, the rights were sold to Dean Machine Products Incorporated (DEMRO PRODUCTS INCORPORATED) in Manchester, Connecticut. DEMRO continued to produce and sell these firearms until the mid 1980’s.

LOADED CHAMBER INDICATOR: NONE

COCKING INDICATOR: NONE

MANUFACTURER INSTRUCTIONS/ WARNINGS ON FIREARM OR MAGAZINE: The word "THINK" is impressed in ¼ inch RED horizontal letters on the rear of the receiver below the rear sight.

EXTERNAL LOCK OR SAFETY SYSTEM ON FIREARM: Combination Lock Safety

CONDITION OF FIREARMS: Excellent (Used)

FIREARM WEIGHT: 8 Pounds

FIREARM LENGTH: 35 ¾ inches (Without Stock 26 inches)

FIREARM HEIGHT: 11 Inches with magazine and 7 ¾ Inches without magazine

FIREARM THICKNESS: 2 ¼ Inches

MAGAZINE CAPACITY: Surplus M-3 Submachine gun 30 Rounds of caliber 45 ACP cartridges and the caliber 9MM Luger uses surplus British Sten Gun Magazines with 32 round capacity.

MAGAZINE CONSTRUCTION: Steel, black shiny finish for 45 Auto and steel dull black finish for 9MM Luger caliber.

RECEIVER COMPOSITION/ FINISH: Stamped steel dull black finish

BOLT COMPOSITION/FINISH: Steel dull black finish

SERIAL NUMBER APPLICATION METHOD: Roll/Impressed on left side of receiver on the TRI-C Corporation firearms, and Roll/Impressed on left side of magazine well on the FOXCO Products firearms . Very good numbers.

TRIGGER PULL: Single Action 12 pounds (45 Auto Specimen) and 11 ½ pounds on the (9MM Luger Specimen) Double Action N/A

EXTRACTOR: Hook

EJECTOR: The bolt guide rod extends through the face of bolt and the tapered tip strikes the edge of the cartridge as the bolt moves to the rear.

REAR SIGHT: "V" shaped adjustable for windage. FRONT SIGHT: Dovetail Blade.

BARREL RIFLING: Six lands and Grooves , Right Twist/Standard Cut

BOLT REMAINS TO REAR WHEN LAST SHOT IS FIRED: (YES) This firearm fires from the open bolt and has a fixed firing pin in the bolt face.

DROP TEST RESULTS:

MUZZLE DROP TEST: Cartridge fired when bolt was all the way forward and the firing pin resting on the primer. When the bolt was fully cocked in the open position when the gun was dropped, it did not fire.

REAR RECEIVER DROP TEST: When the bolt was all the way forward and the firing pin resting on the primer, when the firearm was dropped onto the rear receiver or butt stock, the cartridge primer was lightly marked, but did not fire.

BOTTOM RECEIVER DROP TEST: No indent and did not fire.

TOP RECEIVER DROP TEST: No indent and did not fire.

LEFT SIDE DROP TEST: No indent and did not fire.

RIGHT SIDE DROP TEST: No indent and did not fire.

BROKEN OR DAMAGED PARTS RESULTING FROM DROP TESTS: None.

SAFETY HISTORY: None




http://www.mcw.edu/fic/assets/fox1.jpg
http://www.mcw.edu/fic/assets/fox2.jpg

The 1994 Federal Omnibus Crime Bill includes provisions that prohibits the manufacture and sale to civilian buyers after September 13, 1994, semi-automatic rifles equipped with a detachable magazine and two or more of the following:

BAYONET LUG; FLASH SUPPRESSOR; PROTRUDING PISTOL GRIP; FOLDING STOCK; THREADED MUZZLE;

Similar guidelines were imposed on handguns and shotguns. Additionally, the manufacture and sale to civilians of "large-capacity" ammunition magazines (holding more than 10 rounds) were also outlawed. "Assault weapons" and " large capacity" magazines manufactured before September 13, 1994 are exempt from this law.

Because of this law, the FOX carbine with its large capacity magazine, vertical pistol grip and muzzle brake would be one of the guns prohibited from being manufactured today.





AUGUST 1981 - OCTOBER 1999

FIREARMS SEIZED OR RECOVERED DURING UNIDENTIFIED POLICE INVESTIGATIONS 2

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIREARMS ENCOUNTERED

2
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They have confiscated TWO of these rifles from 81-99! Apparently these aren't weapons of choice for gang bangers. ;)

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matthewdanger
10-03-2003, 10:29 AM
Well it isn't going to win any beauty pagents! It looks like a Thompson's ugly step-sibling.

Is that a combo lock for a safety?! They can't keep people out of your luggage, what makes them think they will keep someone from using a gun.:OHNO:

This is the very epitomy of a lawyer gun.

Old Soldier
10-03-2003, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by matthewdanger
This is the very epitomy of a lawyer gun. Yep it is.:dunno:

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