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Old January 14, 2013, 06:18 PM   #1
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Witloe Replica Remington New Model Army

Wanted, any information concerning "Witloe Precision, Inc.". They made a replica Remington 1858 New Model Army revolver. Two models were made, the “Grant” and the “Lee”. The “Grant” had a steel frame and the “Lee” had a bronze frame. Also, revolvers marked just "Witloe". I wish to purchase both of these as well.

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Old January 14, 2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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I just searched the WWW for these and found almost nothing but posts on every forum that exists almost word-for-word. One guy has over 20 of them. I'm just guessing... but I'm thinkin' that might be you?

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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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