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Rare remington nylon??

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by JD0608, Apr 22, 2009.

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  1. JD0608

    JD0608 Member

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    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
     
  2. PotatoJudge

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    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.
     
  3. Sunray

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    "...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.
     
  4. rondog

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    Sounds like it may have spent some time in a rifle rack in a pickup truck, and faded in the sunlight. Just my WAG.
     
  5. rcmodel

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    +1

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

    rc
     
  6. JD0608

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    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..
     
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    I wanna see those pics!
     
  8. gunsandreligion

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    Was it painted?
     
  9. Jim K

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    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
     
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    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
     
  11. Jim K

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    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
     
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    Perhaps someone at the Remington Society of America might know or Nylonrifles.com.
     
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  13. JD0608

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    PICS..

    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..
     

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    Well I gotta say a hate purple but that sure does look purdy!
     
  15. Maverick223

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    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.
     
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    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.:)
     
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    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.
     
  18. 2RCO

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    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
     
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    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
     
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    Welcome to the forum 22 short...looks like it might be worth...
    Good news for you JD, just hope that you haven't sold them for less by now.
     
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    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."
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Huh, dang sure DOES look purple! And it looks like it was made that way! Who knows, stranger things have happened.....
     
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