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Old January 15, 2013, 07:31 PM   #3
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Witloe was an American manufacturer. They were based in Collingdale, PA. They made the Remington New Model Army, the Grant Model and the Lee Model.

The Grant Model had a steel frame and the Lee Model had a silicone bronze frame. These were the very first Remington New Model Army replicas manufactured by anyone. Witloe Precision Inc. discontinued making these revolvers after only two years because of the cheaper cost of the Italian revolvers.

A fellow by the name of R. T. Lane, from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., later purchased the remaining inventory of partially assembled revolvers and parts. These revolvers were marked WITLOE COLLINGDALE, PA., in two lines on top of the barrel. Lane was given the right to only use only the WITLOE name, since Witloe Precision Inc. was still in business doing other things.

Because of the exceptional quality of the revolvers, R. T. Lane targeted the competitive shooter as his market, so most "2nd Generation" Witloes have target sights.

It is rumored that less than twenty 1st & 2nd Generation Witloes exist today....
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