The Model 1866 was the first rifle to bear the now famous Winchester name. Commonly known as the "Yellowboy" because of its distinctive brass receiver. The 1866 Yellowboy lever-action rifle was a marked improvement over the Henry. It was the first true cowboy lever-action rifle, and the first rifle widely carried in a cowboy-style saddle scabbard. The Yellowboy had a convenient new type of loading gate, devised by Winchester plant superintendent Nelson King. The gate passed cartridges through the side of the receiver. This improvement made the lever-action more functional and allowed for the installation of a wooden forend. The SASS badge is engraved on both side plates. With each purchase of this rifle, $10.00 is donated to the SASS Museum. A SASS discount will be given at the time the confirmation call is made. In the comments section please let us know your SASS # and Alias. An Action Job is available at an additional cost.