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Anyone wanna tell me about Remington nylon 66's?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by NWGunner, May 13, 2016.

  1. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    So I was left a nylon 66 rifle by my family member and besides the online info I was wondering if anyone on here owns or ever had a nylon 66. Mine is about flawless and is from the 60s. I've never shot it yet as I first thought it to be a collector type rifle. Figured I'd let y'all learn me bout this ol girl. It's the brown/white diamond model. Is it a keeper? Something somebody might want? Let's hear what yall have to say. Or even better let's compare pics. Mine won't load right now so gonna try again in the morning....
     
  2. therealhitman

    therealhitman USA Well-Known Member

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    Jerry Miculek's #1 favorite gun of all time.



    The 66 is at 7:13.
     
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  3. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    THANKS for that hitman! Now Im just waiting for MTpockets to chime in since my box was full....
     
  4. x2ndxall

    x2ndxall WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I've got one in Mohawk Brown. IIRC, the Seneca Green is pretty valuable.

    No idea how many rounds have been through it but I get the feeling it's a lot. Still operates flawlessly. Very accurate for it's age. They're really neat guns, you should shoot it.

    As for pictures, I'm flying in tonight so I can probably take a pic tomorrow.
     
  5. Lilhigbee

    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Love mine, I have several. Supposedly a pain to work on, but none of mine have ever needed anything more than a cursory cleaning. I have found them to be very reliable and very accurate. The Mohawk brown such as yours are the most common and least valuable but still bring a couple hundred dollars in good shape. Keep it, shoot it, enjoy it!!
     
  6. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    They are great little .22's! One of the best in my opinion also. After you take it apart a time or two they are quite easy. The barrel comes right out for easy cleaning. I have one that I have put probably 20,000 rounds thru, and it keeps on working great.

    Something kind of interesting on the Remington Nylon 66, is the thin sheet metal receiver cover is actually the serialized part of the rifle. I've seen people selling them on ebay and not realize that is considered the receiver on firearm.

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  7. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    you have a collector item
    I loved mine, I learned how to strip it down, removed the bolt, hammer and spring, even how to reassemble it! I should never have sold it!
     
  8. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I had one once. Only to make money on it.

    Not my flavor but some love them more than life itself.
     
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  9. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    Anyone here have one that's not brown? Or the stainless model? Would love to see one of those!
     
  10. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    Sure wish my ol unk would've left me one like that!!!
     
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    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    The green one off the net.
     
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  12. x2ndxall

    x2ndxall WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I clearly do something other than take pictures for a living.... IMAG1936.jpg
     
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  13. Lilhigbee

    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Picture time!

    Top to bottom;
    Mohawk Brown, Black Diamond, Seneca Green, Apache Black, Apache 77 and Model 12
    The Seneca Green is really a brownish color.
    The Apache 77 was a K-Mart exclusive with a much brighter green color, olive-colored metal, and a detachable mag.
    The Model 12 is a bolt-action with a tubular magazine under the barrel instead of in the buttstock.

    I would love to find a Trailrider lever-action version. It was Remington's only lever gun.
     
  14. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    NICE collection!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thank you!! I hope to add a few of the other models along the way, ie 10, 10C, 11, 76, etc.
     
  16. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    You wanna be my next uncle to leave me his old Remingtons Lilhigbee???? PLEASE!?!?!
     
  17. Lilhigbee

    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I wouldn't want to spoil you! Seriously though, you 've got me thinking about what to do with them eventually. I think it is a topic for another thread. Thank you!
     
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  18. PaulB47

    PaulB47 Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I got one, greenish I think, cleaned it up and stuck it in the safe. Don't really know why I got it, just an itch that I scratched at one point!
     
  19. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Though they don't seem to bring the resale prices that they deserve, the Nylon 66's carry a lot of sentimental value for a lot of us older guys. For many, the Nylon 66 was the first rifle... and they are really reliable, shoot almost any ammo, and last just about forever.
    I had one of the sierra green ones as a kid. Like an idiot, traded it in on some dang thing I didn't need. So it goes.
    Anyway use and enjoy that one, I'd recommend you never sell it.
     
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  20. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing a lot of these as a kid.
    It was one of the first non-wood stocked firearms to really catch on with the shooting crowd.
    I wish I would have bought one years ago , they are getting harder to find around here and prices are climbing.
    As others have stated , they last forever .... enjoy your rifle.
    Andy
     
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