The final Winchester 150th anniversary bullet board—and to some, the most coveted of the five that were made available in 2016—is now up for auction.
The bullet board features an anniversary model of the Winchester Model 1866 “Yellow Boy”, originally manufactured in 1871 and chambered for the original 44 Henry Rimfire cartridge, and will go to whomever has submitted the highest bid by 11 p.m. CST on Dec. 24, 2016. The proceeds from the sale of this piece of Winchester history will benefit Folds of Honor in support of its mission to provide educational scholarships to the children and spouses of those fallen or disabled while serving our nation.
To date, four Winchester 150th Anniversary bullet boards have achieved more than $100,000, with bids ranging from $6,500 to more than $55,000. The Winchester Model 1866 bullet board, (the year in which the Winchester brand was established) is considered the most valued of the five custom built boards in 2016, and was purposely made available as the final commemorative piece of art to round out the 150th anniversary celebration.
Known as “The American Legend,” Winchester embodies the fighting spirit America was built upon. It's the same fighting spirit that can be found in every brave man and woman who suits up to defend our great nation, and every service member who has sacrificed protecting our freedoms. That same fighting spirit drives Folds of Honor to honor the sacrifices of those service members by providing an education to their legacies. The same fighting spirit lies in the heart of every proud American.