I'm running this ad for a friend that hates computers.
He wants to sell his 1959 Whitney Wolverine. Like new condition. I'd say 99+%
Price is $750.
Don't email me. Just call Joe in Livermore, CA 925-443-3091
It was a very streamlined looking semi-auto .22 introduced in mid 50's and discontinuued in early 60's,by an independent company.Company was based in Hartford,and the founder might have been a former Colt(?) engineer. Alloy frame,most were blued,rare ones are nickle. It was NOT a "Saturday Night Special" ala Raven or Jennings,but had adjustable sights. I guess they couldn't compete with Colt,Hi-Standard,and especially their other Connecticut neighbor,Strum Ruger. They are collectible,but you have to find a "dedicated collector". Article,in one of the gun annuals,I think,few years ago about them. Thats all I can recall,as last one i saw was at a shooting range in the mid 60's,and I can't recall anything outstanding or dismal about its performance vs. the other semi auto target guns there. Bud
Lonewolf summed it up well. They were OK guns, but just couldn't hack the competition, and the futuristic look may have worked against them. I see them at gun shows occasionally, usually in the $300-$400.00 range, depending on condition, and there doesn't seem to be much of a market. I was tempted by a NIB, at 425.00 last winter, but passed.
I fell in love as a teenager with the Whitney when they were introduced. They looked like a ray gun, and I liked their looks. I have a nice one in the box, and would buy another at the right price. However, $750 is not the right price. $400 to $500 is more like it, depending on condition of the box and papers, etc..
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