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This Old Gun: Model 1866 Chassepot

Armed with its Model 1866 Chassepot, one of the earliest bolt-action designs, the French military under Napoleon III was reckoned to be unbeatable.

Armed Man Uses Uberti 1866 Rifle to Stop Black Bear

An armed man in Utah stopped a black bear that crashed into his Colorado cabin using his Uberti 1866 lever-action rifle.

I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 1866 Center-Fire Carbine

In 1857, when Oliver Winchester formed the New Haven Arms Co., he inherited the misfire-prone Volcanic lever-action.

Trapdoors and Levers: Rethinking the Custer Era

It is hard not to appreciate the ballistic science that went into making the Springfield it a long-range battlefield tool. However, the Winchester was likely the more effective weapon.

Winchester Repeating Arms Announces New Model 1866 Short Rifle

The first rifle to wear the Winchester brand is now availablein a Grade I Short Rifle.

Final Winchester Bullet Board Up For Auction: Model 1866 Yellow Boy

Bid on the last available Winchester 150th anniversary bullet board—the most coveted of the five that were made available in 2016.

The Winchester Story

It was 150 years ago that the name “Winchester” was first stamped on a rifle. But Winchester’s narrative began well before that, and it is a tale tied to the American West, to the wars of the 20th century, to big personalities such as John Browning and John Olin, and to the manufacture of billions of cartridges and millions of rifles and shotguns beloved by generations of Americans.

Winchester 150th Anniversary Commemorative Model 1866 Rifles

As part of its ongoing celebration of its 150th anniversary in 2016, Winchester is offering a series of 10, pre-production riles, chambered in 44-40, from the “One of Five Hundred” Model 1866 “Yellow Boy” commemorative rifle collection.

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