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Sell: Unusual Whitney Model 1 1/2, .32 rf

  • This item has been sold
  • Type: Sell
  • Country: Canada
  • Province/State: British Columbia
  • City: Delta
  • Manufacturer: other
  • If other, please specify: Whitneyville Armory
  • Condition: Good
  • Model: 1 1/2
  • Action/Type: Revolver
  • Calibre: .32 rf long
  • Listed: February 4, 2019 7:52 pm
  • Expires: 14 days, 17 hours
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The Whitneyville Armory was started by Eli Whitney, son of the inventor of the cotton gin. Whitney was a prolific gun maker and his inventions are as famous as those of Colt and Smith and Wesson. Whitneys were used by the Union forces during the civil war, and Colt had the first batch of Colt Walkers made by Whitney before his own factory was complete in the mid-1840’s. During the 1870’s and ’80’s Whitney was known for their above-average quality pocket revolvers, usually referred to as “Suicide Specials”. It would be inaccurate and unfair to the firm to compare their products with the dubvious quality guns associated with the suicide special label though. Whitneys are of excellent quality and workmanship, and are comparable to Smith and Wesson, Colt and Remington. This Model 1 1/2 in .32 rim fire long is an unusual piece with a unique cylinder pin I have not come across before. Its action is crisp, the cylinder indexes correctly and it locks up nicely. The bluing has turned into a even brown patina, the markings and edges are crisp. No marring, scratching or dents. Excellent walnut grips. SN#5537, rated very fine overall. DISCLAIMER: All Old Guns Canada guns are sold as antiques and we do not make any representation as to the shooting safety of any of them. The guns should be checked by a gun smith before being fired. As antiques, they DO NOT REQUIRE A PAL however you must be 18 to buy. Please provide proof of age with purchase. Old Guns Canada is in business to satisfy our customers and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Prices are subject to GST and PST where applicable. Please be specific about shipping requirements, insurance, etc. Shipping is usually by mail, using the most economical methods, and the charge is a nominal $20. We ship as soon as your payment has cleared our bank.

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