Guns Winchester Releases Commemorative 1866 Yellow Boy Recoil Staff March 25, 2016 Join the Conversation As you may have heard, East Alton, IL based Winchester Ammunition is celebrating their 150th Anniversary this year. To celebrate the century and a half mark they offering what they describe as a once-in-a-lifetime series of 10, pre-production rifles, chambered in 44-40, from the One of Five Hundred Model 1866 Yellow Boy commemorative rifle collection. Here’s more on the gorgeous lever gun. Winchester Commemorative 1866 Yellow Boy Oliver F. Winchester introduced a legendary brand to the world in 1866. And for 150 years since, generations upon generations across the globe have experienced life, with Winchester. Considered one of the most collectible rifles ever from Winchester, each firearm includes custom embellishments and identification through Baron Engraving. Each rifle will also come with a special box of commemorative ammunition and the magnificent 150th anniversary collectible medallion. The rifles have been allocated to various industry and conservation organizations to help raise funds in support of the shooting sports and hunting heritage. More details on this commemorative lineup of rifles will be available throughout 2016 on Winchester.com and communicated through Winchester Ammunition social channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. “This is a very unique series of collectible firearms and ammunition that represents the Winchester brand and our 150 years of legendary excellence,” said Brett Flaugher, vice president of marketing, sales and strategy. “We are very proud to help raise awareness and dollars through our 150th celebration in 2016 that will benefit the hunting and shooting sports industry.” Winchester is a famous name. One might call it an American Legend. Founded in 1866, they have focused on building their brand using “…integrity, hard work and a deep focus on [their] loyal customers.” Though Oliver Winchester started out in the shirt industry, he was given credit for having a savvy business sense and clearly new what to do with firearms once he became involved with them. Mr. Winchester invested in a small company called the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company in 1855 which eventually turned into the company we know today. Winchester offers many products concentrated on shooting sports. If you would like to learn more about Winchester and their product offering, you can click right here. They are also on Facebook here, Twitter @winchester , and Instagram. If you would like more history on Oliver Winchester, you can click here to read more. Explore RECOILweb:New: Springfield XD Threaded BarrelMil-Spec Automotive Hummer H1Michael Bane: Civilians on the BattlefieldUpgrade Your Range Bag with Fix It Sticks NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.