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SHS-73: Whitney Wolverine

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Whitney Wolverine

The Whitney Wolverine. What makes this gun so special? Or rare? Or collectible? Or Desirable? 

It’s all about rose colored glasses. If you were a kid of a certain era and age, instead of everything being “tactical”, the buzz-word of the day was “space age”. And the Wolverine has that in spades. 

The gun literally looks like a move prop from a 1950’s Buck Rodgers or Flash Gordon movie. But here’s the kicker. Most kids and their parents wouldn’t spend Whitney money on a 22. Especially when perfectly good, cheaper alternatives were readily available. 

I don’t personally recall ever…and I mean EVER…seeing an assed up, shot-out Whitney Wolverine. Because only Richey Rich ever had one. 

So much like the Countach craze that hit in the late 2000’s, dudes who couldn’t afford a Wolverine when they were 9, scooped them all up when they were 49. 

And here’s the kicker: It’s a cool gun. Looks cool. And the slide doesn’t move, so the sights are very consistent. But the ergos, much like on the Countach, ain’t that good. 

This is a gun that is scored against a person’s birth date, not on the X-Ring of a B8 target. 

The specs: 

  • Make: Whitney
  • Model: Wolverine.
  • Action: Semi-automatic, blowback. 
  • Caliber: 22LR. 
  • Magazine: 10 rounds. 
  • Mag release: Heel type. 
  • Frame: Aluminum 
  • Finish: High glass black paint on slide. Flat paint or anodizing on frame.
  • Firing Mechanism: Hammer fired. 
  • Safety: Yes, Thumb style. Reverse from a 1911. 


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