The Model 1866 lever-action was the very first rifle to wear the Winchester® brand. Its bright brass receiver was the basis for the nickname of “Yellow Boy.” For 2017 the legendary Model 1866 rifle 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 and everyone who enjoys spending a day at the range with a genuine Winchester lever-action classic.
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 Special calibers at a suggested retail price of $1,299.99.
• 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