The Winchester 1866 repeating rifle was an improvement over the earlier Henry rifle. It was referred to as the "yellowboy" because of its distinctive brass frame and buttplate. It held 17 rounds, and its 30 inch barrel fit well slanted in a scabbard which protected it while climbing a steep slope or undergoing a horse mishap. I depicted the rifle defensively held in the hands of a young Crow warrior. Some might say the Yellowboy "won the west," and some might say the opposite.
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11 x 14 oil on linen