Winchester Repeating Arms Announces New Model 1866 Short Rifle

by
posted on April 12, 2017
winchester_short_lede.jpg

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

For more information, visit winchesterguns.com.

Latest

Eotech Launches Anti
Eotech Launches Anti

EOTech Launches Anti-Counterfeit Measures

EOTech has launched a campaign targeting those who create and sell illegal copies of its military sighting systems.

The .405 Winchester: History and Performance

Now largely a forgotten footnote in cartridge development, the .405 Winchester was once the most powerful rimmed cartridge capable of use in a lever-action rifle and was a favorite of Theodore Roosevelt.

Colt Mustang .380 ACP: The Pocket-Size 1911

Based off the classic 1911 design, the small Colt Mustang chambered in .380 ACP is easily concealable and shares the same classic look in its tiny frame.

NRA Reschedules The Annual Members' Meeting

The NRA has rescheduled its Annual Members' Meeting to occur on Oct. 2, 2021 in Charlotte, NC.

The Men And Guns Of D-Day: 101st Airborne Division

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television "The Men And Guns Of D-Day" to learn more about the men of the 101st Airborne Division, their stories and the firearms they used during "The Great Crusade."

Pat Garrett's Pistol Sells for Highest Price in History

The Colt Single Action Army revolver used by Pat Garrett to kill Billy The Kid sold at auction from Bonhams for more than $6 million dollars, in what is probably the highest price ever paid for a civilian firearm.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.