Uberti Model 1866 Carbine Indian Engraved 45 Colt Lever Action Rifle w/ Box

SOLD FOR: $1255

WOA:   WY230116DM016

Our Assessment: This Uberti made replica of the Winchester model 1866 is a lever-action repeating rifle that takes .45 Colt rounds and it was imported by Taylor’s & Co. The Winchester model 1866 is an iconic design, playing an important role in firearms history. Nicknamed the “Yellowboy” because of its brass receiver, the rifle was purchased by a number of nations for military use. The Ottoman Empire used Winchester repeating rifles against the Russian military during the Siege of Plevna in the late 1870s. The modern repeaters outperformed the archaic rifles the Russian troops had equipped, leading to disproportionate casualties on the Russian side. Despite the eventual victory of the Russian led coalition, the effectiveness of the Winchester repeating rifles led European powers to upgrade their arsenals with repeating arms and magazine fed rifles in lieu of single-shot weapons. This is one rifle you do not want to miss out on! Created in limited quantities and hard to get on order, this Indian Engraved w/ Nails and Saddle Ring Edition of this rifle is a true beauty that will make any collection shine.  Please see our photos and good luck!

Make: A. Uberti imported by Taylor’s & Co.


Serial Number: W96233

Year of Manufacture: 2021

Caliber: .45 Colt

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full Length Mag Tube

Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “TAYLOR’S & CO. WINCHESTER VA-A. UBERTI-ITALY” and “45COLT” near the receiver. The bottom of the receiver rear of the lifter is marked with two proof marks and the date code. The upper tang is marked “MOD.66 CARBINE”. The lower tang is marked “A.UBERTI-ITALY” and “W96233”.

Barrel Length: 19”

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a fixed front band sight.  The rear sight is a dovetail flip up rear sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with straight grip, straight comb, and a brass buttplate.  The receiver frame is brass and the forestock and buttstock have brass nails decorating them in this Indian Model.  The barrel is round and the hammer, trigger, and lever are case hardened steel. There is a turn safety switch on the lower tang that locks the lever from actuating.  The receivers are laser engraved with beautiful scrollwork and an image of an Indian on the left side and Eagle on the right.  There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13.35” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate.  The stocks rate in about Fine-Plus overall condition.  There is no signs of handling wear outside of loose storage marks from being stored in its original factory box within its plastic gun sleeve.

Type of Finish: Blue & Brass w/ Case Color Lever & Hammer

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The case coloring on the lever and hammer are strong. There is minimal, if any, operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent near New in box condition.  There are some very light scratches on the receiver around the saddle ring but that is expected from the loose metal ring. Appears to be never fired outside of factory testing.  (Please see photos).

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lever lock and safety are present. The hammer has a quarter cock safety position. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Original Factory Box, plastic gun sleeve, Owners Manual all in Very Good condition.  The box has some transportation wear.  (Please see photos).

Uberti Model 1866 Carbine Indian Engraved 45 Colt Lever Action Rifle w/ Box
Uberti Model 1866 Carbine Indian Engraved 45 Colt Lever Action Rifle w/ Box