Accokeek, MD -(AmmoLand.com)- Known for its distinctive brass receiver and repeating action, the 1866 Yellowboy was the first true “cowboy” lever-action rifle to be widely accepted by those who made their life in the saddle.
To celebrate the rich history of this iconic firearm of the American West, Uberti announces the release of the limited-edition 150th Anniversary Model of the fabled 1866 Yellowboy. The original 1866 Yellowboy signified an improvement over the original Henry rifle with the addition of its side-loading gate and fore end.
Uberti's sesquicentennial model retains these improvements and tacks on a few more to further enhance this 150-year-old classic. This lavishly engraved limited edition features the “transitional” flat-sided receiver, which straddles the Model 1860 and the 1866, a characteristic found only in very early 1866 serial numbers.
Limited to a production of 350, Uberti's 1866 Yellowboy Engraved Anniversary Model features the distinctive side-loading gate along the face of the unique flat receiver plate found in very early 1866 rifles. Each receiver is engraved with a fine pattern copied directly from the original found in the Uberti collection, and hand chased for a truly unique appearance. The dark, case-hardened lever further enhances the overall aesthetics of the model as it contrasts with the brass receiver.
The limited-edition model features a round, 20-inch barrel, which is encased with a satin walnut fore end and finished with a brass fore end cap. A brass carving-style buttplate wraps the A-Grade walnut buttstock to round out the rifle's distinctive looks.
Chambered in .45 Colt with a 10+1 capacity, Uberti's 1866 Yellowboy Flatside 150th Anniversary Model carries an MSRP of $1,778, weighs 7.55 pounds and has an overall length of 39 inches.
Carried by shooters worldwide, the 1866 Yellowboy will forever be linked to the legends and allure of the Old West. Long known for its high-quality, authentic replicas, Uberti firearms are a favorite of cowboy-action shooters, collectors and gun enthusiasts around the world.
Uberti 1866 Yellowboy Engraved 150th Anniversary Edition:
- Calibers: .45 Colt.
- Model: Short rifle.
- Capacity: 10+1.
- Barrel length: 20 inches.
- Number of grooves: 6.
- Twist: Right.
- Materials: Brass frame and buttplate, A-Grade walnut, case-hardened lever.
- Overall length: 39 inches. Weight: 7.55 pounds.
- Barrel shape: Round.
- MSRP: $1,778
For more information on the full line of A. Uberti products go to www.uberti.com.
Whether you’re drawn to historic firearms by the thrill of cowboy action shooting, the lore of the Old West and the Civil War, or simply enjoy the challenge of hunting with a time-honored weapon, Uberti is the perfect choice for you. Make Uberti your source for authentic reproductions of historic single-action and cap-and-ball revolvers, lever- and slide-action long arms, and big-bore Sharps, Trapdoor, and High-Wall cartridge rifles.
For more information visit: www.Uberti.com.