Model 1866 Winchester Rifle,
caliber .45 Long Colt, 24" octagon barrel,
brass frame, walnut, new-in-box, by Aldo Uberti & Co.
Part Number: AAS-356
Availability: In Stock
Price: $999.00
Special Restrictions Apply
Not available for export outside the U.S.A.
Must be delivered to a Minnesota resident, or a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer in any other state.
A signed copy of your dealer's FFL license is required before shipment.
The Winchester 1866, or Yellow Boy, was developed after Oliver Winchester acquired B. Tyler Henry's patents. Winchester incorporated King's patent for a side loading gate and wooden forearm with the Henry patents, and the result was a highly effective rifle. After the Civil War, as westward expansion escalated, the rifle was a dependable tool for a country on the move. The yellow boy was highly prized by the Plains Indian warriors as well, as much for its looks, as its function. We have this rifle on display, ready for same day shipment on receipt of your funds and your favorite dealer's signed FFL copy. We must deliver to a Minnesota resident, or to your favorite licensed dealer in any other state.

The close grain walnut stocks is nicely varnished, stained with a very attractive cherry undertone, that contrasts nicely with the brass frame and furniture. In unfired new-in-the box condition. Chambered for the .45 Colt (Long Colt) cartridge the bore is as-new and bright. The 24" full octagon blued barrel is marked Stoeger Accokeek, CN. A. Uberti - Italy . The rear sight is a ramp style with six adjustment positions. A steel blade front sight is dovetailed behind the muzzle.

Cartridge cases are readily available from a variety of sources. It may be wise to buy a quantity of cases, all at the same time, from the same lot, for uniformity. We recommend ordering a least 100 cases, and perhaps 200, depending on your reloading schedule. Track can supply the .45 long Colt mold, shell holder, loading dies, bullet lubricant, loading press, sizing dies, and black powder. You can be ready for Cowboy Action Shooting events in a few hours.

Many books state that early Winchester lever guns are only accurate to 100 yards. Not true! Our friend Michael Stanton, the noted gun collector, demonstrated his brass framed Uberti rifle on gongs, at 400 yards, from bench rest. During an enjoyable day of shooting, he rarely missed ringing the gong at 400 yards. Not as powerful as the 45-100 Sharps, but he hit the gong using the original style factory rear sight, and a round hood clamped over the front sight. His secret was using modest hand-loads, slightly less powerful than factory loads, but a lot more accurate.

The brass action is fitted with blued steel screws and blued side loading gate. The forend is fitted with a brass forend cap. The manual lever latch works perfectly. Rotate it one quarter turn to release the lever for use. The trigger release is crisp, smooth and light. This nice brass frame is a perfect medium for hand engraving, in bold style. A few lines and scrolls will make a dramatic change in appearance. Several of our staff members have purchased brass framed Winchester replicas, and added engraving by a local artisan, at far less cost than factory presentation rifle prices.

The famous 1866 Yellow Boy Lever Action Rifle was the first gun to carry the Winchester name. This gun has lived from the beginning to the end of the fabulous adventure that was the winning of the West. Its firepower, notable even by today's standards, made this an exceptional weapon. In as-new condition with factory carton, this is your chance to own a collectible quality copy faithful to the original lever action rifle. Manufactured in Italy by Uberti, the 1866 Winchester replica is known to be a shooter!
Track of the Wolf, Inc.
18308 Joplin St NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1773

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