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Old March 26, 2018, 10:47   #1
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A 66 from 75

Greetings all. I finally got some time to unplug and go out for some target shooting this past week. This is an old neglected Remington Nylon 66 from 1975. Its been in my family since its purchase. After disassembly, cleaning, lubing, and giving the rust spots the ol copper penny treatment, it was ready to go. This five shot group was at 25 yards with run of the mill CCI .22LR. Good enough for squirrel work, and good enough for me. A truly fun weapon to own and shoot.
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Old March 26, 2018, 21:59   #2
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I've always liked those rifles and plan to get one someday.
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Old March 27, 2018, 00:05   #3
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hold on

Those are now darn near collector pieces, and da price has gone up !
keep it clean !
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Old March 27, 2018, 06:24   #4
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Those are now darn near collector pieces, and da price has gone up !
keep it clean !
I have 2 acquaintances that have collected Nylon 66's for 20 years.
They were a revelation at their introduction.
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Old March 27, 2018, 14:26   #5
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You made me tell my 66 story. Long ago in a galaxy far away I am 40 years old and getting married for the first (and so far last) time. It is out of town (wife's people) and I discover my tux pants are several inches too short. Call the store who tells me to be at so-and-so sewing shop the next morning (Saturday, right before the wedding). I show up, they say they can do it and come back in an hour. So with an hour to kill I swing by a hole-in-the-wall pawn shop. I end up buying two guns, a Nylon 66 and a Marlin Camp 9 (cheap). I stow them in the trunk and off to get married and honey-mooned I go. We newlyweds arrive back home a few days later and are unloading the car. My new wife sees the rifles in the trunk for the first time and says: "you brought guns on our honeymoon"? Well, I sure as hell was not going to admit to buying two guns the morning of our wedding so I said "yes I did".
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Old March 27, 2018, 16:25   #6
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You are a wise man

BTW, Southern, love the 66 !!!
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Old April 03, 2018, 14:50   #7
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My 66 in '75 was a Savage-Stevens 66-B Buckhorn.

https://goo.gl/images/rQax6D

Then the DCM let me borrow a Remington 40XB for a couple of years and it went to my younger brother.
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Old April 03, 2018, 15:01   #8
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Have the Apache 77. They
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Old April 06, 2018, 12:14   #9
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currently have 4 Nylon 66 rifles.

the beater i bought new in 1976 that looks like death warmed over with around 40,000 rounds through it.

2 excellent condition that are blued with the brown stock.

1 NIB Apache Black with the satin chrome for my oldest girl when she leaves the shithole state of Connecticut. I paid 125 bucks for this rifle.
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Old April 06, 2018, 14:09   #10
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Hey Bill H, that's great. These are fun little rifles, and I hope that some more folks will chime in on this thread with their personal experiences with the Nylon 66. This particular one I showed the picture of was purchased from an old and now defunct store named Nichols. By chance, have you ever had to replace any worn parts on your 66 that's had all the rounds through it?
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Old April 07, 2018, 00:50   #11
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Not yet but sometimes the action seems a little slow with certain types of ammo.... barrel looking a bit rough on the inside but accuracy still seems ok.

I think it needs a good cleaning more than anything.
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Old April 09, 2018, 15:40   #12
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Local shop had a chrome and black one a while back for $400. Seemed like good price for a collector but I don't collect.
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Old April 11, 2018, 18:09   #13
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Found two of these plastic Remys today at a LGS, both of them brown. One is listed at $285 and the other $375. I didn't see that much difference between the two and neither one showed much wear.
Had not seen many of these rifles for a number of years.

I was more occupied with the cute CZ 455 nearby.

The Remy's were solid shooters, but one didn't fare well after a couple hours in the back window of a T-Bird parked in San Diego.
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Old April 12, 2018, 07:08   #14
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they are a great first shooter for the young ones, lightweight and no recoil... my son still has his plinker pop can from when he was 7.

just a heads-up for those looking for a Nylon 66, there was a clone Nylon 66 made in Brazil by CBC. there suppose to be a decent rifle and from what I've read even the parts interchange.
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Old April 17, 2018, 19:39   #15
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I'd like to see a pic or here some stories of the Brazil made model 66s if anyone on this forum has one. I beleive I saw one at a good gun show in Charlotte, NC back in about 97. Geeze those were the dayz.
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Old April 22, 2018, 10:03   #16
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I've got a couple of the Remmy 66s as well as one of the CBS clones. The CBC clone is just as well made and parts are interchangeable. It did have a tiny rough edge on the feed tube, but a minute with a small file cured it.

I still usually carry one to the range. Younger boys and girls seem to really enjoy shooting them. Not intimidating like my Winchester 75 or an AR-wannabee.
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