The legendary Model 1866 rifle—the first rifle to wear the Winchester brand—is now available from Winchester Repeating Arms in a Grade I Short Rifle. This makes the “Yellow Boy” experience readily affordable for cowboy action competitors, hunters, casual shooters or anyone who enjoys shooting a classic lever-action.
The receiver, crescent buttplate and forearm cap are crafted from solid brass with a full bright polish finish. The stock and forearm are Grade I American black walnut with a satin oil finish. The folding ladder rear sight and Marble Arms gold bead front sight get you on target quickly. A full-length magazine tube, open top ejection port and blued steel loading gate and action screws are also featured. Barrel length is 20” and the average weight is 7¼ lbs. It is available in .44-40 Win. and .38 Spl. calibers at MSRP of $1,299.99.
Features: Grade I American black walnut straight grip stock Classic rifle-style forearm Full bright polish brass surfaces Brass crescent buttplate Folding ladder rear sight with Marble Arms® gold bead front sight Open top ejection port Full-length tube magazine Blued steel loading gate Blued steel action screws