Rare remington nylon??


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JD0608
April 22, 2009, 11:45 PM
i have a remington nylon 66 with a dark purple stock. no serial number. date code puts gun made in 1960. i have never seen another one with a purple stock before. anyone ever saw one or know anything about it? tks

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PotatoJudge
April 22, 2009, 11:53 PM
I'd be interested to see a pic. It might be a defect in the manufacturing of the mohawk brown stock, but it's not something I've ever heard of.

Sunray
April 23, 2009, 12:57 PM
"...the mohawk brown stock..." Might be a faded mohawk brown stock. No factory purple stocks for the Nylon series. Serial numbers weren't required until after 1968.

rondog
April 23, 2009, 01:52 PM
Sounds like it may have spent some time in a rifle rack in a pickup truck, and faded in the sunlight. Just my WAG.

rcmodel
April 23, 2009, 03:56 PM
+1

Might have been black to start with.
Sunlight got too it.

rc

JD0608
April 24, 2009, 02:03 AM
stock has not been faded. i`ve had a lot of nylons and never saw one fade. anyway stock is same color purple under the receiver.. i didn`t think they made a white stocked nylon or a blue one or a pink one but remington did. i have a book that shows pictures. they were made for a military marching band, only a handful made in those colors. i`m sure this one is factory. just looking for some info on why and how many were made.. i`ll post pics tomorrow..

2RCO
April 24, 2009, 02:14 AM
I wanna see those pics!

gunsandreligion
April 24, 2009, 02:26 PM
Was it painted?

Jim K
April 25, 2009, 12:24 PM
Seriously, if Remington made some stocks of colors other than the advertised ones, they might have made others.

A letter to Remington might elcit some information.

(I have never heard of after-market stocks for those rifles, but there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of injection molding companies in the country and around the world who could duplicate that stock in about any color or configuration a customer wanted.)

Jim

rcmodel
April 25, 2009, 12:44 PM
Seems unlikely any aftermarket stocks were ever made for the Nylon 66 by anyone.

First, an injection mold die would have to be made at a cost of several hundred thousand dollars.

Then, you would have to find someone skilled enough to be able to take one apart and put it back together without having a bunch of pins & springs left over!

rc

Jim K
April 25, 2009, 01:01 PM
Good points. I didn't say it was done, only that it could be. I imagine the market for purple Nylon 66's would be, shall we say, rather limited.

Jim

BADSBSNF81
April 26, 2009, 12:03 AM
Perhaps someone at the Remington Society of America might know or Nylonrifles.com.

JD0608
April 30, 2009, 12:03 AM
here is a couple of pics i took today.. the color shows a lot better when your actually holding the gun. i did find another purple nylon on the net. the site was showing pictures of a remington rimfire collection and the nylon was listed as a purple nylon. no other info was given..

Clifford
April 30, 2009, 12:38 AM
Well I gotta say a hate purple but that sure does look purdy!

Maverick223
May 5, 2009, 10:54 PM
Did you notice that thing was purple? :D I'd sell that sissy-gun, I hear those old jam-o-matics are going for a decent amount now. Sell it before people catch on... :neener: Should be worth at least $500 judging from the black/brown models, and possibly quite a bit more.

Ron James
May 5, 2009, 11:04 PM
Jam-a-Mactic, you surly must have gotten a hold of a bad one. My dad kept one in the barn, never cleaned it, would spray it out with engine cleaner once a year, and it kept on ticking. Killed a lot of barn varmints.:)

Maverick223
May 5, 2009, 11:29 PM
Jam-a-Mactic
Just my experience (brief...got tired of the frequent jams), I have never owned one and only used one once that I recall. It may have just been a bad example of one, but the afore-mentioned wasn't all that great.

2RCO
May 6, 2009, 02:05 AM
JD darn sure looks purple to me.

I don't think it's faded black. I also think there may have been several uncatalogued colors of Nylon 66's out there.

I'd be interested in buying it for the 2RCo collection of guns that shouldn't exist:D

22 short
May 7, 2009, 05:06 PM
Hello, I'm new to the forum. There are 2 purple nylon 66's on gun broker auction site 1 was bid up to $2700 and the reservs wasn't met! Wish I had a few of them.Auction # 128130317
Paul

Maverick223
May 7, 2009, 06:13 PM
Welcome to the forum 22 short...looks like it might be worth...possibly quite a bit more
Good news for you JD, just hope that you haven't sold them for less by now.

JohnBT
May 7, 2009, 08:55 PM
www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=128122517

"I believe this purple 66 is the only one that made it out of the factory."


2 days to go and it's up to $1475 with no reserve.

John

2RCO
May 7, 2009, 09:42 PM
As I stated there are a few uncatalogued colors hiding out theres. You'll always hear someone saying "this gun was never made" as I've learned from my collecting experience there are many guns that "shouldn't exist."

Maverick223
May 7, 2009, 11:52 PM
You'll always hear someone saying "this gun was never made"
Or in this case "one of one"...hmmm, JD must have stolen it, because the seller says there was only one. :D

^Statement above was made in jest...just wanted to clarify, before someone gets offended.

HoosierQ
May 8, 2009, 04:48 PM
I suspect that is a Brown one that has has exposure to something that has changed to color. Pigments are just chemicals and things alter them.

rondog
May 8, 2009, 07:26 PM
PICS..

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here is a couple of pics i took today.. the color shows a lot better when your actually holding the gun. i did find another purple nylon on the net. the site was showing pictures of a remington rimfire collection and the nylon was listed as a purple nylon. no other info was given..
Attached Thumbnails


Huh, dang sure DOES look purple! And it looks like it was made that way! Who knows, stranger things have happened.....

Maverick223
May 8, 2009, 08:08 PM
Like he said..."anyway stock is same color purple under the receiver", and I am inclined to believe him it looked factory to me. Though I feel sure he will post additional pictures for thou disbelievers. :D

HoosierQ
May 9, 2009, 08:26 PM
Perhaps a pigment mix-up at the factory.

2RCO
May 9, 2009, 11:50 PM
As someone who has had a wee bit of experience with color and polymers etc. --That's kinda how 2RCo happened. I am thiniking this was done to more than one gun. They mixed the chemicals for these much more than one stock at a time. I'm sure there was a whole batch and GB seems to prove it.

Now thinks to the idiotnet alot of curiosities that were rarely if ever seen are becomming aparent.

JD0608
May 10, 2009, 12:28 AM
2rco, i think you are right. i had a guy who is a remington collector repeat to me a story he had heard about the purple nylon. he said while mixing the plastic for a batch of nylons (256 in a batch) that a mistake was made and the color came out purple. instead of throwing out the whole batch remington went ahead and made the guns with the purple stocks, he also said the guns were made in 1960 only for several months. and the purple one i had was made in 1960 according to the date code so this story sounds feasible. anyway thought i would pass this along. i have since sold my purple nylon. mine was the first one that ended on gunbroker without the reserve being met. gun was sold sold after the auction so i did not relist it.. tks, jim

Maverick223
May 10, 2009, 12:51 AM
mine was the first one that ended on gunbroker without the reserve being met. gun was sold sold after the auction so i did not relist it
Glad to hear it, hope you did well, Mav.

dcoop
May 10, 2009, 08:58 PM
WOW, this one just sold for $3325:what:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=128122517

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