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The Model 1866 is the original Winchester rifle. Famous for its rugged construction and lever-action mechanism allowing the rifleman to fire a number of shots before having to reload: hence the term "repeating rifle." Nelson King, a Winchester plant superintendent, improved patent remedied flaws in the Henry rifle by incorporating a loading gate on the side of the frame and integrating a round sealed magazine which was

 

 

Winchester 1866 Quick Fact:

- The first true cowboy lever action

 rifle

 

- Coveted by Cowboys and Indians

alike - even Chief Sitting Bull had

 one

 

- Current estimated Winchester model 1866 value is between 5 and 16 thousand dollars, depending on condition

   
covered by a fore stock. Originally chambered in the rimfire .44 Henry, the Model 1866 was nicknamed the "Yellow Boy" because of its yellow receiver, which is a bronze alloy called gunmetal in those days.

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