Winchester Repeating Arms Announces New Model 1866 Short Rifle

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posted on April 12, 2017
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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.

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