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Old November 9, 2010, 03:05 PM   #1
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1866 Navy Arms .22lr Question

Hello,

I have a Navy Arms 1866 Yellowboy in 22lr, it is a carbine and wieghs about 8 pounds. Says A. Uberti on the barrel and model 66. Can anyone tell about these .22's ?? I can't find much in the net, I would like to know value as well.

Thank you
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Old November 9, 2010, 05:01 PM   #2
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Nobody wants em, can't hardly give them away. They're always jamming & parts breaking. I'll give you $150 for it just cause I'm a nice guy.









Seriously, From what I know - and that is questionable sometimes, they were only made for a few years back in the 80s (MSRP in 1984 was $409 for 24" barrel & $349 for the carbine). For reasons unknown to me, there werent too many made. Their rarity increases the price of them. Last one I saw that sold on GB went for $800 or $900 IIRC. I'd love to have one, maybe someday I'll find one cheap like for $150

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Old November 9, 2010, 10:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info Fingers.
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Old November 15, 2010, 05:43 PM   #4
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Navy arms 66

I have one.I bought it in 1968.
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Old November 16, 2010, 10:59 AM   #5
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I have one I got at a gunshow recently. Cost $500, then I had to fix an issue with the chamber for another $80. There are a couple on GB, that seem to be in the 800-900 range, but no buyers for many months now.

Simply put, I love it. It weighs a ton, but it is a beaut. I saw a carbine at a show a couple months ago; the guy was asking 800, but came down to 650. I kinda wish I'd bought it since it was a good bit lighter than the 24" model. I wish I had the money to buy the real thing, but until then, this will do nicely.

I also wish that 22lr was an accepted, embraced caliber for CAS. It's the only caliber I can afford to shoot much.
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Old November 18, 2010, 01:37 PM   #6
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Henry makes a Yellowboy .22 in 2 barrel lengths and also chambers it in .22 mag. and .17 HMR.

http://www.henryrepeating.com/rifle-goldenboy.cfm
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Old November 18, 2010, 02:40 PM   #7
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I don't mean to dump on Henry, but there really is no comparison between the two guns, although the Henry is a lot cheaper and easier to find. A friend of mine got the Henry. The problem is that it isn't a realistic replica, nor is it a fun shooter--it's accuracy is okay, but its straight stock and stock drop(?--not sure how else to describe it) make it uncomfortable to shoot. It sits in the safe while he takes his marlin to the range. My uberti sits in the safe a lot too, but mostly because I don't want to do it any harm (and it weights a lot more than my marlin too).
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