Model 1866 Repeating Rifle

"Certainly the introduction of repeating guns into the army will involve a change of the Manual of Arms. Probably it will modify the art of war; possibly it may revolutionize the whole science of war."

- letter from Oliver F. Winchester during the Civil War

A number of improvements to the Henry repeating rifle resulted in the introduction of the Model 1866 in the spring of 1867. A total of just over 170,000 rifles were produced before being discontinued in 1898. The Model ' 66 was available in rifle, carbine, and musket varieties. Like its predecessor the Henry, it was chambered for 44 rimfire cartridges. All PGW 1866 stocks are drilled for the cleaning rod.

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1866 Straight Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock

 

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1866 Rifle Forearm

These classic rifles were furnished with either round or octagonal barrels. Please select the proper style at right.

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1866 Carbine Buttstock

Original issue-style carbine buttstock.

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1866 Carbine Forearm

1866 carbines have round barrels, twenty inches in length. Carbine forearms are held in place by a barrel band, which encircles the barrel and forearm, rather than a metal cap on the end of the forearm.

PGW Classic Oil Finish

An authentic early original type oil finish.

Formulated to closely match the appearance of early original Winchester oil finishes. Very easily applied. Two ounce bottle will finish 6-8 sets of stocks.

Deluxe Stock Finishing Kit

Stock Finishing Kits

Convenient in-a-box supplies for fitting and finishing stocks. Save money by ordering the kit!

We offer two stock finishing kits. The Standard Kit consists of inletting black, three grits of sandpaper, filler/sealer, PGW Classic Oil Finish, neutral colored gunstock wax, a green "Scotch-Brite" pad (replaces steel wool), polishing cloth, and brushes. Our Deluxe Kit adds a straight file, a half round file, and straight and curved hand gouges -- everything you need to properly fit and finish stocks at a savings over buying the products individually, in one handy box. The Standard Kit is $27.50; the Deluxe Kit is $42.50. Note: Due to Postal Regulations, we are unable to ship this item internationally.