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    Thanks, the only thing I can find is on the cylinder. There is a star in a circle, tiny perhaps 3/32 dia, over the letters PN. There's a second star on top of another figure I can't make out even with some magnification. (jewelers loop)

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    That is one of the proof marks. Do a net search on Italian Black Powder Proofs and you will find lots of info on decoding those, and the date codes.

    How long is the barrel? Palmettos are 7 1/2 inches. At least some of the Richland Arms Whitneys used 7 inch Spiller and Burr barrels.

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    Thanks much Carolina Reb, it's 7 1/2 in. Apparently the marks are generic Italian Black Powder proof marks. The PN stands for Powder Black in Italian. Fortunately I have a consultant upstairs. So it sounds like we are zeroing in on Palmetto. It looks like someone tried to get a blue finish with a propane torch suggesting this may have been some sort of kit, does that fit with anything you know? Thanks again for your help!

    Rick

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    Dixie did sell Whitney kits. They closed them out a few years ago at a great price and I am still kicking myself for not picking up a couple of them.

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    I hope to make Fall Nationals, remind me and I'll bring it with, I'm sure we can work out a deal that will at least rid you of half of your regret!

    Rick

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    Palmetto has been out of business for a while now. That explains the scarcity of repro Whitneys.

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    I am planning to be there too. PM me when the National is close and I'll be happy to take a look at it.

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    Sounds like a plan.

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    If Steve Weems shows up, he has first dibs, since he started this whole thing off.

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    Whitney Revolver

    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Reb View Post
    If Steve Weems shows up, he has first dibs, since he started this whole thing off.
    Carolina Reb? I have been enjoying the progress of this Whitney discussion and all ways learn a lot.
    Thanks for the consideration on the dibs on the Whitney that you have been discussing and I will pass it back to you. You are a real gentleman and if you go forward with it I Hope you will give us a shooting report.

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