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1866 Winchester Yellowboy Levergun (from Taylor's & Company)

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Model 1866 - Winchester Guns

Its bright brass receiver was the basis for the nickname of “Yellow Boy." This legendary rifle is now available from Winchester® Repeating Arms in a new Grade I Short Rifle. This makes the “Yellow Boy” experience readily attainable 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 rifle - Wikipedia

The first Winchester rifle – the Winchester Model 1866 – was originally chambered for the rimfire.44 Henry.Nicknamed the "Yellow Boy" because of its receiver of a bronze/brass alloy called gunmetal, it was famous for its rugged construction and lever-action "repeating rifle" mechanism that allowed the user to fire a number of shots before having to reload.

Winchester Model 1866 | Gun Wiki | Fandom

• The Winchester Model 1866 is an American lever-action repeating rifle produced from 1866 to 1899 by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. The first iteration of the Winchester rifle , the Model 1866 was a refinement of the 1860 Henry rifle ; nicknamed the Yellowboy because of its distinctively-colored golden receiver, the rifle was an instant success and had a long production run of about thirty years.

Yellow Boy -

The new rifle was the first to bear the Winchester name. The Yellow Boy was offered in rifle, carbine, or musket models. Standard barrel length for the rifles was 24 inches; carbines, 20 inches; and muskets, 27 inches. Sights on the rifle were a blade front and ladder type rear similar to those used on the Henry.

Wincester 1866 Repeating Rifle - aka The Yellow Boy ...

The 1866 Yellowboy lever-action rifle was a marked improvement over the Henry rifle. It was the first true cowboy lever-action rifle, and the first rifle widely carried in a cowboy-style saddle scabbard. Both the “Henry and Winchester Model 1866 “Yellow Boy” rifles found a ready market on the western frontier.

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