Winchester Repeating Arms Offers New Model 1866 Short Rifle

Winchester Model 1866 Short Rifle

From Winchester:

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.

Winchester 1866 Short Rifle

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

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