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Old October 24, 2020, 02:46 PM   #1
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Remington Nylon 66

I just inherited from a friend a NYlon 66 made in 1959. On the barrel it is factory stamped, "Made in Canada". I was totally surprised as U thought these guns were made in Remington's plant in the US. The gun is in excellent shape considering it is 51 years old. I always wanted one of these guns and now it will be with me tomorrow to the range.

Any thoughts on the above.

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Old October 24, 2020, 02:58 PM   #2
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Pictures!!!!
Pictures!!!!
Pictures!!!!
Pictures!!!!
Pictures!!!!
Pictures!!!!

That was the coolest rifle of the 60’s!
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Old October 24, 2020, 03:01 PM   #3
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I have a friend that has a Canadian manufactured black Nylon 66 too. Nifty rifles, they were reasonable well made and quite an advanced design when they first came out. I hope you get lots of enjoyment out of yours.
Here is a thread on them at rimfircentral. https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=646425
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Old October 24, 2020, 03:20 PM   #4
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I'll get pictures off tonite. I have to go vote in our Provincial election now. Wife is upstairs changing cloths. I'll be at the computer for another 30 minutes. D

Thanks for the link.

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Old October 24, 2020, 08:11 PM   #5
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Robert bank.....the Canadianmade ones are considered ‘illegal contraband’ and so to keep you from spending the next ten years in the Federal hotel,, you must send it to me, as soon as possible. It qualifies as C&R so you may send it direct, or I will come pick it up.
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Old October 24, 2020, 11:08 PM   #6
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Imperial or Metric?
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Old October 25, 2020, 07:18 PM   #7
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camera must be broke?
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Old October 26, 2020, 10:56 AM   #8
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Canadian math must be different.
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Old October 26, 2020, 01:41 PM   #9
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Rumour has it that some time in the 1960's, Remington sent parts here and assembled 'em here for our market because our idiot government charged more duty for a whole rifle than the sum of the parts.
"...51 years old...." That's not old.
"...Imperial or Metric?..." No metrics until Trudeau the Elder got PO'd at Nixon and jammed it down our throats in 1971.
"...Canadian math must be different..." Metrics have nothing to do with math, but we still use a mixture of Imperial and metric. We drink for a reason. snicker.
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Old October 28, 2020, 12:26 AM   #10
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As a kid, always wanted a Nylon 66, still do!
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Old October 28, 2020, 05:06 PM   #11
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Those are the kinds of guns Remington should have been building, instead of importing arms from Turkey. A re-introduced improved, updated, Nylon 66 for about $379, would sell for a few years anyway.
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Old October 28, 2020, 05:21 PM   #12
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As a kid, always wanted a Nylon 66, still do!
Me too! I used to spend hours drooling over that Remington catalog
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Old October 28, 2020, 05:42 PM   #13
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Me too!!!

I lusted after those via advertisements in Boy's Life for many years.

Bought one at an auction a few years ago. Loved it. Shot it. When the romance wore off I sold it. Might have been a mistake.

There is an on-line forum devoted to the care and feeding of Remington Nylons. Shouldn't be too hard to find.

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Old October 29, 2020, 11:47 AM   #14
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Those are the kinds of guns Remington should have been building, instead of importing arms from Turkey. A re-introduced improved, updated, Nylon 66 for about $379, would sell for a few years anyway.
Words of wisdom!
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Old October 29, 2020, 01:57 PM   #15
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At our local gun show a couple of weeks ago, there was a Nylon 66, brown stock, blued barrel, with a price tag of $650.00. It was the only one at the show...

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Old October 30, 2020, 02:36 PM   #16
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I've got the removable magazine little brother, the Apache 77. It has the green stock with black accents and 10 round removable magazine.. It is a shooter and an accurate one.
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Old October 30, 2020, 11:52 PM   #17
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As a kid, always wanted a Nylon 66, still do!
Once you've owned one, you get over that pretty quick.

They are light, super light! Fantastic for carrying all day! But they are an iron sights only type of gun If you mount a scope on them you can't get them to shoot into the the same place twice. This has to do with the way the barrel is held in the stock: the band that holds the barrel in place allows the barrel to flop arouns a bit. Not a big deal when you use the irons because that hold-down is directly below the rear sight, so when the barrel moves your sights still line up right sown the barrel. Mounting a scope on the receiver cover keeps the scope pointed in the same direction all the time while the barrel flops around, makes hitting anything a challenge.
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Old November 8, 2020, 07:54 AM   #18
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One of my favorite 22s is an old Remington 241 that was made in 1949. It's certainly not as light as the 66s but sure is fun to shoot.
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Old November 9, 2020, 12:52 PM   #19
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A buddy of mine had one that his wife had bought for him from K-Mart 30 years ago. So about 15 years ago he brings it to work to show off at break time, (how things have changed!) a brand new, old unfired Nylon 66 with a factory scope!
Anyway, it got passed around and when I got it something didn't look right, the scope had been on backwards since new. I guess being a 3/4" 22 scope it was kinda hard to tell, until you looked through it!
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Old November 9, 2020, 02:31 PM   #20
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All arms from Turkey cost a great deal less than from here. One Turkish lira is worth 12 cents US.
The removable magazine(5 rounds originally) model was the Nylon 77, Model 10C and your Apache. The Apache 77 was sold only by K-Mart, but other than the colour of the stock it was/is identical.
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Old November 9, 2020, 03:16 PM   #21
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In the 1970s I bought two of the Nylon Model 10c .22 rifles. Didn’t care for them much, so sold them and bought two Ruger 10/22 Carbines as replacements. Was surprised to see the plastic Remingtons’ values go up so high in recent years.
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Old November 9, 2020, 04:43 PM   #22
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Nostalgia, pure nostalgia. Us old farts who wanted one back when we were kids and just can't resist. I sold my Nylon 66 15 years ago and got $350 for it. I would hate to see what it would go for today.
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Old November 9, 2020, 06:20 PM   #23
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Scorch, I have one, never fired, still has the factory stickers and tag. I'm "feeling" it for about $750 ---- but not for sale. Yes, I was one of those "old farts". Had one as a kid. Found another one. It IS a safe Queen.
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Old November 9, 2020, 10:32 PM   #24
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I just scanned gunbroker.com for Nylon 66's and offer the following data points for ***Completed*** auctions (and NIB current auctions) where the rifle actually sold based on the descriptions:


$1100-750 NIB / Excellent / Mint condition / Pre serial number
$750 - 400 Collectible / Good condition
$400 - 250 Probably works, might not
$250 down For parts, unknown


And:
$1200-800 (Current auction) NIB

I think I want one..... again...
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Old November 10, 2020, 02:55 PM   #25
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Gee, guess I'll stick with the unpopular 10/22.
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