The legendary Winchester Model 1866 rifle is now being offered in a Grade I Short Rifle version for 2017, the company has announced.
The first rifle to don the Winchester brand and nicknamed “Yellow Boy” because of its bright brass receiver, the Model 1866 Short Rifle is built for cowboy action competitors, hunters, casual shooters and anybody who wants to spend a day at the range with a real lever-action classic.
The Winchester Model 1866 Short Rifle sports a 20-inch barrel and an average weight of 7¼ pounds, as well as a receiver, crescent buttplate and forearm cap that are crafted from solid brass with a bright polish finish. The stock and forearm are Grade I American black walnut with a satin oil finish. Meanwhile, a folding ladder rear sight and Marble Arms gold bead front sight are also included for fast target acquisition. Rounding out this rifle is a full-length magazine tube, open top ejection port and blued steel loading gate and action screws.
Chambered in 4-40 Win. and 38 Special, the Winchester Model 1866 Short Rifle is available at a suggested retail price of $1,299.99.
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For more information, visit winchesterguns.com.