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Black Nylon 66

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by gbw, Oct 29, 2012.

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  1. gbw

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    Hello:

    I recently acquired a mint condition Remington Nylon 66 .22 cal. semi-auto rifle, tubular magazine in the butt..

    No box, and I believe the rifle has been fired very little - fewer than 50 rds.

    It has an all back stock with thin white spacers at the forend, grip cap, and butt plate.

    It also still has the "This Tough Little Rifle" Remington Lifetime Warranty sticker on the butt, frayed around the edges.

    Blue finish in perfect condition.

    Does anyone know if such a rifle has any collector value?

    Thanks,
     
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  3. Float Pilot

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    Is the barrel Blued or Chromed. They made one version called ( Apache Black )
    The Brown was Mowkhawk Brown... and there was a Green One which I have never seen in person...
     
  4. Dr.Rob

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    Think the ALL black one was the "Black Diamond". There was a black stock with a white diamond too, suspect that's the "Apache"

    They are more collectable than you'd think. They show up on Gunbroker and other auction sites for around $375-500
     
  5. gbw

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    Here is a photo of the little rifle. Thanks for the replies. I already have a shooter grade standard Nylon 66, and like everyone who has ever owned one, I love it. But I was wondering whether or not this one is worth protecting. Probably so?
     

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  6. Odd Job

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    I really like the look of that!
     
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    Originally Remington / Dupont engineers referred to the new rifle as the Model 555. A few prototype rifles had the barrel stamp "Model 555" .
    The name Bearcat was initially proposed for the Model 555. But in 1958 Sturm, Ruger & Co. introduced its Bearcat revolver, so Remington dropped the name.

    Seneca Green (N66SG) and Mohawk Brown (N66MB) came out in 1958 as dealers demo models. Full production kicked in during the last part of 1958.

    The black stocked with a chromed barrel and receiver cover, was the Apache Black which came out around 1962 when they quit making the Senaca Green. I remember when my dad brought home the new Remington catolog that showed it...
    I never actually got to have one... Did was a good one for giving the boys a catalog ,,, but that was as far as it would go....

    The Black on Black ( Black Diamond ) Nylon 66's came out in the late 1970s. I am not sure if they were Remington made or as i always suspected, mad eby their Brazilian sub-contrator, Magtech or whatever they are called...
     
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  8. W.E.G.

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    Extremely collectible.

    Many other quality brands of semi-auto rifles from that era have shown little or negative appreciation in value if you adjust for inflation.

    The Nylon 66 has appreciated considerably.

    That would make it a "collector's item."

    The good new is, there are many tens of thousands of them out there - many of them really just "shooters" due to deteriorated condition. So, if you want one to shoot you can find one. If you want one to collect, you will pay a premium, but you won't lose money on it as an investment. I guess that's a sterile way of saying, "Don't feel bad if you pay a pretty stupid-high price for one in excellent condition."
     
  9. Aaron1100us

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    Nice gun, I really like the black ones. These nylon 66's are really collectable. I was lucky enough to inherit my Uncle's Seneca Green Nylon 66 last year. It was the gun he taught me to shoot on.



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  10. jeepnik

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    Great, now the OP thinks it's collectable and another rifle's soul will rot for not having been shot.
     
  11. Aaron1100us

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    I'd still shoot it. I shoot my seneca green 66 all the time. Guns are meant to be shot :)

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    WOW!!!! How lucky can a guy get? Try going to Rimfirecentral.com. There are .22 guru's on that forum. One thing I learned from them when I got my brown Mohawk is to never try to take it apart unless you are a gunsmith. I guess they are pretty complicated.
     
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    Don't feel bad if you pay a pretty stupid-high price for one in excellent condition."

    Thanks W.E.G. Now I feel better. But, I did find another one (Apache Black) in the local paper for half of what i paid for the other one. Neither have been shot much if any.
     
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    If the stock was pristine (no scratches, no fogging) and it was IN the box, I might set it aside.

    Most likely the one the OP has? I'd shoot.
     
  15. gbw

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    Chill Mr. Jeepnik, it'll be ok. 'Worth protecting' means I'll be more careful than normal with it, and I won't let goobers use it. But it will get shot. Thanks to all.
     
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    Actually the Black Diamond 66 isn't particularly rare. It is however a nice rifle example of the Nylon 66 and if you collected them you would probably want one. It was made by Remington, not CBC in Brazil. CBC did make a nylon 66 clone which had a black stock, blue steel but had a white diamond in the fore stock. It was imported in the 1980s by FIE, MagTech and one or two other importers as various times.

    might want to go over to www.nylonrifles.com for more info. We were down for quite a while but are now rebuilding the forum and website.
     
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    fine little rifles, tough as nails. though from what my buddy says, kind of a pita to clean. but what semi auto 22 is not? yes, there is a good collectors value to them. and your sounds like a prime example. if it was me, i would shoot it to make sure it functions correctly, then clean it, then take it to a gun store / smith, and trade it for 2 of whatever 22lr semi auto's you really want. or, if you do not need 2, one, and half a trunk load of ammo!
     
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    I bet there are people at Rimfire Central that will know the value. It is for sure collectible and to the right party you'll get a lot more for it than any store would give you. Look on Gunbroker for sold ones too. The Nylon 66 rifles are excellent all around .22's in my opinion. My Nylon 66 has been my only .22 rifle since 1973 when I received it for Xmas and works as well to this day as it did then. Congratulations on an excellent score.
     
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    Need more pics please :)
     
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    I keep hearing how hard 66's are to take apart and clean. In fact they are one of the easiest modern semi autos to take apart, clean and reassemble as long as you don't try and take every single screw & spring out. It was designed from the ground up to be user friendly and remains so today.
     
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    From what little I know about the Nylon 66 I think if you have one with the "Lifetime Warranty" sticker on it you may want to consider not shooting it. Fore some reason if that sticker is still attached and in good condition the value goes way up.

    In May of 1962 my dad bought me a Nylon 66 BA, as I type this it is leaning against the wall behind me!
     
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    Nylon 66 Manual Disassembly/Assembly

    Came across this some time back.
     

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    I've seen a couple go on gunbroker.com for around $500.00 in the last 6 months

    (the chrome version)
     
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    Now I dont feel so bad.
     
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