"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.
Our Winchester Model 1866 stocks are intended ONLY for early original firearms, manufactured through 1898. They are not correct for recently manufactured reproduced or re-introduced models, Including Uberti. Despite rumors and claims to the contrary, these later models are not exact reproductions of early original Winchesters.