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hi all anyone know anything about George bate gunmaker Birmingham, friend has an old 20 bore side x side stamped geo bate 132 Steelhouse lane Birmingham , any ideas ,from his description I believe its an ejector so not old old       , thanks all

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1881 - 1934 I think guns marked "George Bate Gunmaker LTD" were from 1934 till 1960 and eventually became Bate and Cross ( Gunmaker) in 2001 at Colmore Circus Brum.

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2 hours ago, bruno22rf said:

1881 - 1934 I think guns marked "George Bate Gunmaker LTD" were from 1934 till 1960 and eventually became Bate and Cross ( Gunmaker) in 2001 at Colmore Circus Brum.

I used to work around the corner from Geo Bate shop in Colmore Circus, I met Conrad Cross a few times whilst purchasing a few odds and ends from there...in the late 80’s I bought a double 8 Graylag for my brother from him, for if I recall, £240??.......I believe they moved up to Stafford? Some years ago Bate used to have a stand at the Midland Game Fair.

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