Remington Nylon 66


August 14, 2003, 09:01 AM
I inherited a Nylon 66 .22 from my dad a while back and I have a silly question. How do you take the stock off?!? I am pretty sure that it has never been stripped down for a good cleaning before. I took the three screws out that hold the receiver to the stock but the nylon stock wraps all the way around the barrel just in front of the rear sights. I need to slide the receiver forward to seperate the rear from the stock in the back. I suppose I could take the rear sight off but then I would have to re-zero it. I'm not having any problems with it, it is accurate and doesn't misfire. It just bugs me to death that I don't know how to field strip one of my own guns :mad: I know, If it's not broke, don't fix it. I just like to tinker with my stuff though. ;)

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August 14, 2003, 09:20 AM
You'll be sorry.


August 14, 2003, 09:29 AM
Okay, it took me a minute to find the address.

Go to nylonrifles and look 8th file on the list. All the disassembly instructions you'll ever need for the 66.

And good luck.


August 14, 2003, 10:43 AM
You'll be sorry.
Is this a personal experience kind of thing? :D
What specifically is the major problem? I am a tinkerer not a gunsmith. It is a sweet little rifle and I don't want to screw it up. I'll take a look at the website you posted. Thanks.

August 14, 2003, 11:11 AM
Thanks for the link. I'm glad I didn't figure out how to get it apart. :D I would never have gotten it back together. Waaaaay to many for the instructions read Make sure you keep tension on this spring, Don't touch the trigger, it is held in place by a compressed spring, etc. I would have probably ended up with a pile of parts. Oh well, as long as it's not boke ...
I just can't imagine having a gun for forty years and NEVER having it apart.

August 14, 2003, 11:27 AM
After nearly 15 years of begging, my uncle sold me his Remington 541-S on my dad's 80th birthday. Seeing as how he'd given me my Marlin Mountie in 1963, I bought him a rifle he'd wanted for some time - a nice lever action Nylon 76.

He took it apart to clean it. OMGosh. That got me looking around for info on Nylon rifles and the word was - leave them alone unless you have time on your hands.

My uncle couldn't put it together, my dad couldn't and the gunsmith couldn't. None of them had ever seen one before. Heck, none of us had ever owned a 66 for that matter.

Harley Nolden came to the rescue with directions and all is well.


August 14, 2003, 02:22 PM
The Remington 66 series is a little complicated to fully disassemble, but it's not really that big a horror story.

Contrary to popular opinion, the 66 does need to be cleaned even though the nylon stock provides self-lubing for the sliding parts like the bolt. The metal parts are NOT self-lubing and fouling will build up, and the metal WILL rust.

I always suggested that owner's occasionally remove the "receiver" cover and spray it out with a cleaner-lube like Rem-Oil or CLP Breakfree.
This will loosen and remove the built-up crud, and protect and lube the metal parts.

The 66 is about as close as anybody ever came to a true "self-cleaning" no maintenance firearm, but even it needs some cleaning.

August 14, 2003, 02:52 PM
I have already used the spray cleaners on the action and cleaned everything I could reach with the bolt held back using Q tips and pipe cleaners. It really wasn't that dirty to begin with. I was just going to take it apart to see if I could. I think I'll probably leave well enough alone until I have a problem. I really appreciate the advice from everyone. Thanks.

Bottom Gun
August 14, 2003, 06:46 PM
I bought my first Nylon 66 in 1968 and have used them ever since. I love these little rifles. They are my favorites.

They are a little complicated to disassemble. but don't let it intimidate you. Now that you have a copy of the instructions and an exploded view of the parts, go for it. Just pay attention to how you disassemble it and you won't have any trouble putting it back together.
Once you get the hang of it, it's not difficult at all.

By the way, don't use oil in it. They like to be kept dry. They'll stay clean a lot longer that way too.

March 23, 2009, 08:09 PM
i found 9 nylon 22 i bought the clip repeater my wife wants to buy me another one for fathers day he,s got 2 crome ones for 300 dollers and one brown tub load for 200 and the rest are black tub load for 175 some of these guns still have the remington tags on them can someone please tell me what i should buy thanks for your time

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