MemberSeptember 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm
The Original Plastic Fantastics
Panzerschwein45GuestSeptember 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm
Today I just got in my third Remington Nylon 66, this one (the top) is a 1959 vintage, only the 2nd year they were produced. These interesting featherweight .22s are my all time favorite plinkers and trail .22 rifles. Amazing history! When they were first made by a joint venture between Remington (RIP) and DuPont back in 1958, the nylon construction was state of the art technology and the injection mold for the Nylon 66 rifles was the most advanced in the world at the time.
These guys have been out of production since 1989 but they are as tough as nails and known for extreme reliability and durability, even today. The bottom rifle pictured (1969 vintage) is a regular shooter and comes with me on all my desert romps. It has faithfully digested several thousand .22s and has NEVER experienced a jam. Did I mention these guys only weigh 4 lbs??
I LOVE THESE CLASSIC NYLONS RIFLES!
abacus762GuestSeptember 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm
Jealous, I really like these.
MothMonsterMan300GuestSeptember 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm
One of my first guns ever. Advertised as never needing lubrication or oiling! Weighing 4lbs was a pretty big deal too. Wonder how many of these things are still in treehouses and the walls of cabins across the country.
Tedroe77GuestSeptember 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm
Got one just like it, I love them too! Funny how you seldom see them anymore, many decades ago they were in pawn shops & gun stores everywhere. Then in the 80’s or 90’s there were lots of the (inferior) Brazilian copies floating around, but I haven’t even seen those around now for many years. I remember that about half the ones you’d see in pawn shops would have stripped-out rear sight elevation screws. I think people would be confused about which way you needed to move the rear sight and they’d screw it all the way to its limit and then force it some more and strip the threads making it permanently sighted in wrong unless you replaced the rear sight. Scopes weren’t great on these because the sheet metal covering over the “receiver” area was not very solid and you could make the whole gun flex. But the rear sight, which was mounted further forward, was ideal anyway (as long as you didn’t idiotically ruin it). I once had a detachable magazine variant, it jammed all the time, the original buttstock tube mag was and is the best.
Reaver_XIXGuestSeptember 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm
Are these Remington nylon 66? My dads friend had one of these when I was growing up, he used to bring me and my brothers and sister shooting. It has the bullets up the stock in a cylinder right? Memories man!
Proof-Bookkeeper7445GuestSeptember 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm
Nylon 66 was my first gun inherited from my father. Still own it but haven’t shot it much. Must be nice to own 3.
nomonopolyonpieGuestSeptember 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm
An uncle had a nylon 66. Biggest piece of shit ever. Even spotlessly clean it never fired three shots without jamming.
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tinymonestersGuestSeptember 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm
I had a Crossman air rifle that looks so similar i had to read your comment to realize theses aren’t bb guns.
nrose3dGuestSeptember 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm
This is very cool! My dad gave me one of these. You are clearly an expert on them, do you have any pointers on use or care?
BigPaul13GuestSeptember 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm
Great rifles, I’m envious that you have three.
Mine was my first semi auto 22 and belonged to my grandfather. I thought it was a pellet gun when I found it in his garage years after he passed.
I belive mine is a 1959 model as well. Does yours have three letters stamped in the barrel for the date code? Mine is RFU which since it has no serial number makes me think it’s 1959 and not a 1970s gun depending on how you interpret the stamp. Any input is appreciated.
SuperiorgoatsGuestSeptember 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm
You need a Nylon 76.
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