SHOT Show 2016 – With its typical brass receiver, the Winchester 1866 “Yellowboy” was the first true Winchester lever-action rifle to be widely manufactured. To celebrate this iconic rifle of the American West, Uberti has realized a limited-edition 150th Anniversary Model.
The Model 1866 rifle has been the first Winchester lever-action rifle to adopt the side-loading gate. Another difference in respect to its predecessor, the Henry rifle, has been the adoption of a fore end grip under the barrel.
In addition to these two main characteristics, the Uberti 1866 Yellowboy Engraved 150th Anniversary Edition also features the original “transitional” flat-sided receiver, common to both the 1860 Henry and the very early Winchester 1866 production rifles.
Limited to a production of 350, the Uberti’s 1866 Yellowboy Engraved Anniversary Model receiver is hand engraved with a fine pattern copied directly from an original rifle found in the Uberti collection. The rifle features a round 20-inch barrel, which is encased with a satin walnut fore end and finished with a brass fore end cap. The dark, case-hardened lever further enhances the overall aesthetics of the model as it contrasts with the brass receiver.
The Uberti 1866 Yellowboy Engraved 150th Anniversary Edition has a MSRP of $1,778.
Uberti 1866 Yellowboy Engraved 150th Anniversary Edition
Model: Short rifle
Caliber: .45 Colt
Rifling: 6 grooves, right twist
Overall length: 39 inches
Barrel length: 20 inches, round
Weight: 7.55 pounds
Materials: Brass frame and buttplate, A-Grade walnut, case-hardened lever