Whitney Wolverine 22 LR 4.5″ Semi-Auto Pistol Blued 1959 C&R

SOLD FOR: $2026

WOA#:     WY230221DM001

Our Assessment:  Han Solo would be jealous of this space-age pistol. Coming to us from the atomic era of the 1950s, the Whitney Wolverine was billed under the phrase “more modern than tomorrow” The Whitney Wolverine, and its peer the Whitney Lightning, were intended to capitalize on the fame of Eli Whitney and New Haven, Connecticut’s rich firearm manufacturing history, but low sales numbers cut this firearm’s production life short. Too many competitors rather than poor quality meant this firearm stays firmly in the space-age. Still, this streamlined semi-automatic pistol did earn a reputation for excellent point shooting. This particular Wolverine has a wonderful little extra bit of historical flare. Alongside the pistol and original factory box this pistol comes with its original pack of .22LR ammo.  Please see specs below, our photos, and good luck on your bid on this Museum worthy pistol.

Make: Whitney Firearms Inc.

Model: Whitney Wolverine

Serial Number: 36815

Year of Manufacture: 1959-1960

Caliber: .22 LR

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic

Markings: Right side of the frame marked “CALIBER 22 LR  PATENT PENDING THE WHITNEY FIREARMS CO. HARTFORD CONN., USA” . Front Strap of pistol marked with serial number “36815”. Left side of the pistol frame is marked with “WHITNEY”.  The left and right side of the magazine are marked, “5” and “10” as round indicators.

Barrel Length: 4.5”

Sights / Optics: This pistol has front blade and rear notch sights.  The top of the slide is serrated to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This Wolverine is unbrushed aluminum with black painted sides.  The trigger and magazine follower is unfinished brushed aluminum.  The stocks are hard brown plastic, checkered with one screw holding each grip to the frame.  There is no notable wear to the grips.  The checkering is crisp and there are some light scratches from loose storage inside its original factory box.

Type of Finish: Parkerized / Black Painted

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 95% of its original finish, there are scratched throughout the black painted finish as well as a scuff on the beaver tail.  The gun shows crisp markings. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this C&R handgun rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.  The magazine inserts crisply and the trigger is as smooth as the slide.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The box is serialized to the gun and its print matches the firearm. Included is a box of its original Copper plated .22 LR ammo with 50 rounds.

Whitney Wolverine 22 LR 4.5" Semi-Auto Pistol Blued 1959 C&R
Whitney Wolverine 22 LR 4.5″ Semi-Auto Pistol Blued 1959 C&R