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Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy"

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Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine - .44 RF
Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine (Uberti replica) - .44 RF
Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle - .44 RF
Winchester 1866 Musket - .44 RF
Winchester 1866 Musket Nickel Plated - .44 RF

Nicknamed the "Yellow Boy" for the characteristic hue of the receiver, the Winchester Model 1866 was an improved version of the Henry 1860, in particular allowing for faster and easier loading. Having gained wide popularity, the M1866 was produced until 1898 (1899 according to other sources), in particular due to being cheaper than later models with similar characteristics. It was also the first rifle actually produced under the Winchester brand.

A number of rifles were also purchased by the French and Turkish armies. The latter is also commonly described as "causing much surprise when outnumbered Turks at the Siege of Plevna inflicted many times more casualties", although in reality the destructive range of Winchester (which was mainly issued to the cavalry) was understandably limited, and the Turks used the standard-issue Peabody-Martini at long distances (and apparently not all ordered rifles were actually delivered due to various problems).


(1866 - 1898)

  • Type: Rifle
  • Caliber: .44 RF. Modern reproductions: .38 Special, .44/40, .45 Colt
  • Weight: Carbine: 7.8 lbs (3.5 kg) / Sporting Rifle: 9 lbs (4.1 kg) / Musket: 8.3 lbs (3.7 kg)
  • Length: Carbine: 39 in (99.1 cm) / Sporting Rifle: 43 in (109.2 cm) / Musket: 46 in (116.8 cm)
  • Barrel length: Carbine: 20 in (50.8 cm) / Sporting Rifle: 24 in (61 cm) / Musket: 27 in (68.6 cm)
  • Feed System: Carbine: 13 round tubular magazine / Sporting Rifle and Musket: 17 round tubular magazine
  • Fire Modes: Lever-action

The Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Tarzan of the Apes Arabian slavers, member of seaching squard 1918
By the Law (Po zakonu) Aleksandra Khokhlova Edith Nelson Musket version 1926
Frontier (Aerograd) A native hunter 1935
Soviet Border (Na granitse) Nikolay Vinogradov Yerofey Vlasov Musket version 1938
Belle Starr Bounty hunter 1941
White Fang Lev Sverdlin Matt Musket version 1946
Oleg Zhakov Weedon Scott
Fort Apache John Wayne CPT Kirby York 1948
Flaming Star John McIntire Sam Burton Rifle 1960
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Clint Eastwood Blondie (The Man With No Name) Mocked up to look like Henry 1860 1966
Death Rides a Horse John Phillip Law Bill 1966
Luigi Pistilli Walcott
Walcott's henchmen, sheriff's deputies
The Sons of Great Bear (Die Söhne der großen Bärin) Jozef Majercík Tschetansapa Carbine 1966
Rolf Ripperger Jok Musket
Walter E. Fuß Theo
Martin Tapák Schonka
Let Them Rest Vittorio Duse "El Doblado" 1967
Rossana Martini Lupe
Mark Damon George Bellow Ferguson In holster on saddle
Various Ferguson's gunmen
God Forgives... I Don't! Hearse guard 1967
Wanted (1967) Giuliano Gemma Gyan Ryan 1967
Germán Cobos Martin Heywood
Serge Marquand Fred Lloyd
Run, Man, Run Donald O'Brien Nathaniel Cassidy 1968
Mexican soldiers and revolutionaries
Sabata Lee Van Cleef Sabata Modified with a cut-off barrel and magazine, with detachable custom long barrel 1968
William Berger Banjo Modified with a cut-off stock, disguised as a banjo
Franco Ressel Stengel
Stengel's henchmen
The Great Silence Jean-Louis Trintignant Silence Uberti replica 1968
Frank Wolff Sheriff Burnett
Klaus Kinski Tigrero / Loco
True Grit Jeff Corey Tom Chaney Mocked up to look like Henry 1860 1969
Tepepa (1969) John Steiner Dr. Henry Price 1969
Various revolutionaries and some mexican soldiers
They Call Me Trinity Harriman's henchmen 1970
And God Said to Cain Peter Carsten Acombar 1970
Antonio Cantafora Dick Acombar
Acombar's henchmen
Trinity is Still My Name Bud Spencer Bambino 1971
Terence Hill Trinity
The Legend of Frenchie King (Les Pétroleuses) Michael J. Pollard The sheriff 1971
The Legend of Frenchie King (Les Pétroleuses) Claudia Cardinale Marie Sarrazin 1971
The Grand Duel Jess Hahn Bighorse 1971
Bounty hunters
My Name Is Nobody Members of the Wild Bunch 1973
Keoma Franco Nero Keoma 1976
Keoma William Berger William Shannon 1976
Keoma Woody Strode George 1976
Keoma Caldwell's henchmen 1976
A Man Called Blade (Mannaja) Maurizio Merli Mannaja 1977
Philippe Leroy Ed McGowan
Donald O'Brien Burt Craven
Antonio Casale Dahlman
Voller's, McGowan's and Dahlman's men
The White Buffalo Charles Bronson Wild Bill Hickock 1977
Jack Warden Charlie Zane
Heaven's Gate Jeff Bridges John L. Bridges Without the handguard 1980
Death Hunt posse member 1981
Oasis of the Zombies Black archeologist 1982
The Trust That Has Burst (Trest, kotoryy lopnul) Cowboys and townsmen Carbines and muskets 1982
The Aviator Will Hare The Old Man Musket version 1985
Slave Coast (Cobra Verde) Brazilian Army soldiers 1987
L.A. Bounty Thug 1989
Back to the Future Part III Christopher Lloyd Doc Brown Large loop lever and custom scope 1990
El Diablo (1990) Bounty Hunter 1990
Unforgiven Jeremy Ratchford Dep. Andy Russell Mocked up to look like Henry 1860 1992
Wild Bill Bruce Dern Will Plummer 1995
Forest Warrior uncredited mercenary 1996
The Juror Shooter 1996
Purgatory Outlaws and posse members Carbine 1999
High Noon Tom Skerritt Will Kane 2000
The Prince of the Pacific (Le prince du Pacifique) Marie Trintignant Moeata 2000
Thierry Lhermitte Capt. de Morsac
Patrick Timsit Barnabé
Crossfire Trail Ken Pogue Gene Thompson 2001
Crossfire Trail David O'Hara Rock Mullaney 2001
Crossfire Trail Marshall R. Teague Marshall R. Teague 2001
Crossfire Trail Ken Pogue Gene Thompson 2001
Monte Walsh Keith Carradine Chet Rollins 2002
Open Range Michael Jeter Percy 2003
The Missing Apaches Both in Carbine and Rifle versions 2003
Shaun of the Dead Simon Pegg Shaun 2004
The Turkish Gambit (Turetskiy gambit) Egor Beroev Erast Petrovich Fandorin 2005
Miracle at Sage Creek Tim Abell John Red Eagle 2005
Miracle at Sage Creek Brian Libby Frank 2005
Skinwalkers David Sparrow Manny the Butcher 2007
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford posse member 2007
Appaloosa Viggo Mortensen Everett Hitch 2008
Appaloosa Rex Linn Sheriff Stringer 2008
Lone Rider Stacy Keach Robert Hattaway Carbine 2008
Terry Maratos Curtis
Chanbara Beauty: The Movie - Vortex Rika Kawamura Reiko 2009
Lucky Luke thugs 2009
Survival of the Dead Richard Fitzpatrick Seamus Muldoon 2010
True Grit Barry Pepper "Lucky" Ned Pepper 2010
American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James Tim Abell Frank James Carbine 2010
Jeffrey Combs Ed Bass
Ted Monte Tyler
Lauren Eckstrom Mary Simpson
Cowboys & Aliens Daniel Craig Jake Lonergan 2011
Cowboys & Aliens Harrison Ford Woodrow Dolarhyde 2011
Cowboys & Aliens Raoul Trujillo Black Knife 2011
Cowboys & Aliens Adam Beach Nat Colorado 2011
Cowboys & Aliens Keith Carradine Sheriff John Taggert 2011
Cowboys & Aliens gang members 2011
Cowboys & Aliens Apache warriors 2011
Blackthorn Dominique McElligott Etta Place 2011
Machete Kills On gun wall 2013
Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart Guillaume Canet Franck Neuhart 2014
The Salvation Eric Cantona Corsican Carbine 2014
Douglas Henshall Sheriff Mallick
Nick Borain "Man With Cigar"
Langley Kirkwood "Man With Beard"
David James Tracker
Anthony Oseyemi Jefferson
Dan Robbertse Deputy Aron Denix replica
Andre Odendaal Deputy Cash
Robert Hoobs "Silvertooth"
St John Alexander "One Eyed Jack"
Slow West Michael Fassbender Silas Selleck 2015
Forsaken Aaron Poole Frank Tillman Rifle 2015
Terry A. Brown Chadwick's man
A Hologram for the King Tom Hanks Alan Clay 2016
The Magnificent Seven Haley Bennett Emma Cullen 2016
Byung-hun Lee Billy Rocks
Brimstone Dakota Fanning Liz Carbine 2016
Bill Tangradi Nathan Rifle
Wonder Woman Eugene Brave Rock Chief Napi 2017
Hostiles Scott Shepherd Wesley Quaid Rifle 2017
A Comanche warrior Carbine
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs A Sioux warrior Rifle 2018
The Kid Chris Bylsma Charlie Bowdre Rifle 2019
Carlos Amorin Sheriff Romero's deputy Rifle
Ethan Hawke Sheriff Pat Garrett Rifle
Sheriff Garrett's deputies Carbine
Deadwood: The Movie Don Swayze Seacrest Carbine 2019
News of the World Almay's and Farley's henchmen Rifle, carbines 2020
Dead for a Dollar (2022) Tiberio Vargas henchmen Modern replica (Probably a Uberti replica) 2022


Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
Data Tutashkhia Leo Pilpani Bodgo Kvaltava Ep.3; Carbine and musket 1977
Gogi Kharabadze Kaza Chkhetia
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn Vladislav Galkin Huckleberry Finn Carbine 1982
Boris Zajdenberg Judge Thatcher
Fyodor Odinokov Old farmer
Sheriff's deputies
Sheriff's deputy, National Guards Musket
Sledge Hammer! David Rasche Sledge Hammer pilot 1986
The Quick and the Dead Kate Capshaw Susanna McKaskel 1987
Lonesome Dove Julius Tennon Frog Lips 1989
Lonesome Dove Timothy Scott Pea Eye 1989
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes Seen in Gibson's guns collection; (S01E02) 1991
Return To Lonesome Dove Dennis Haysbert Jack Jackson 1993
Return To Lonesome Dove Barry Tubb Jasper Fant 1993
Midsomer Murders Seen in S13E3 "Blood on the Saddle" 2010
Longmire Reynaldo Gallegos Dan Estes pilot 2012
Revolution - Season 1 Plains Nation militiaman "The Love Boat" (S1E16) 2013
Lee Blackmore Robert Neary
Agent Carter Hayley Atwell Peggy Carter 2015
Wynonna Earp US Marshal "Everybody Knows" (S2E07) 2017
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 3 Black Hat Reservation resident "Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame" (S3E05) 2017
Godless Jack O'Connell Roy Goode Carbine 2017
Jeff Daniels Frank Griffin
Adam David Thompson Gatz Brown
Ali Agirnas Nicholas Gustavson
Jessica Sulla Louise Hobbs
Women of La Belle Carbines and rifles
Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles (Sherlok v Rossii) Vladimir Mishukov Dr. Ilya Kartsev Denix replica; dull grey finish 2020
Oleg Popov Capt. Zosimov
Prof. Bakhmetyev's manservant
Around the World in 80 Days Elena Saurel Sally Ep. 07; Rifle 2021
Gary Beadle Bass Reeves Ep. 07; Carbine
Ibrahim Koma Passepartout
David Tennant Phileas Fogg
1883 LaMonica Garrett Thomas Rifle 2021
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 7 Seen in armory; "Breathe With Me" (S7E04), "The Portrait" (S7E07), "Mourning Cloak" (S7E10) 2021-2022
The Last of Us - Season 1 seen in armory; "Long Long Time" (S1E03) 2023
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon - Season 1 Paul Zies Mick "Coming Home" (S1E06) 2023
Melissa McBride Carol Peletier
Echo - Season 1 Seen in gunshop; "Lowak" (S1E02) 2024
Shaun Vickers Outlaw "Tuklo" (S1E03)
Dannie McCallum Tuklo Denix replica; "Tuklo" (S1E03)


Title Character Note Date
Rango Buford Changes to Henry 1860 in (possibly intentional) continuity error 2011

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Desperados: Wanted Dead Or Alive 2001
Gun 2005
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009 ".30-30 Lever Action Rifle" 2008
Fistful of Frags "Yellowboy Rifle" 2014
TheHunter: Call of the Wild "Whitlock Model 86" Model 1866 / 1886 Hybrid 2017
Red Dead Redemption II "Lancaster Repeater" 2018
Gun Club VR 2018

See Also

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