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#603104 09/19/2021 9:10 AM
by Parabola
Parabola
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Good morning!

I have just successfully (?) bid online at Southams for this single 12 bore by Whitfield and Mee. It is clearly not in brilliant condition and on the other side has a crude repair to the side of the stock alongside the breech.

Perhaps the kindest thing that can be said about it is that it has not been “over cleaned”.

It bears Birmingham Black powder re-proof marks applied between 1955 and 1989, so I hope that if the bore has not been too badly neglected in the intervening 32+ years it may still be a shooter. If not and it is a wall hanger only at least the stock damage will be against the wall.

I can find no mention of Whitfield and Mee in my Volume 2 of Nigel Brown’s book so they may have had a London address.

Has anyone any information on where they were based or when they traded?

Parabola
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#605368 Oct 29th a 07:08 PM
by peevedoff
peevedoff
Could "Whitfield & Mee" have been retailers? In 1849-50 they are listed as merchants at 16 Church Street, Birmingham.

Markus
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#605420 Oct 30th a 03:27 PM
by lagopus
lagopus
Sorry, nothing in my Volume III. Lagopus.....
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