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Best gunsmith around to restore Remington Nylon 66

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Against Momma’s wishes, my Pops bought this for me when I was 5 yo. I got this back in my possession when Momma died a couple years ago. It sat with a full tube mag loaded for about 25 years barrel up behind her bedroom door. I cleaned it a couple months ago for the first time since about 1987. The dust and carbon buildup was epic, it still ran perfectly with any ammo you threw at it though. I don’t think it has ever had a failure in any way. I didn’t know guns failed to fire until I got older and started shooting different guns. The first I ever saw was my uncles Luger tanker model that was almost like a single shot without the correct ammo. Well, enough story time of my humble shooting beginnings.
I’m actually looking for someone who can do a lite restoration on this thing. I don’t want it perfect or anything. Just the rust on the receiver and barrel taken care of, the broken butt plate replaced, and the screw missing from the front sight addressed.
Not in a big hurry so that’s not an issue. Just want it done right so it functions like it has for the last 45 years. I live in Magee, so someone kinda around here would be cool.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions,
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Cool rifle, Rog. @Vanmoo could surely help, but he's pretty far from you. He's probably got a butt plate he could mail you, though.
Thank you so much. I knew you or @onlymaroonmatters would help me out.
Hoosier has a used buttplate

Numrich has the sights screws in stock

That’s way cool of you. Thank you.
Vanmoo does excellent work.
I’ll check him out. Thank you.
My grandfather had one just like it. I used it every summer I spent with them when I was a kid. I never really appreciated how much those long walks in the woods of the Homochitto National Forest meant to me until much later in life. I was 10 years old when he started letting me go off by myself. I sure do miss those times and people.
I totally understand. I didn’t appreciate growing up on 1200 acres that I could do whatever I wanted. My parents were weird and very unhappy so all I wanted to do from an early age was get out of there. I did enjoy myself hunting, fishing and riding my motorcycle and quads all over that place. There was houses from the California Gold Rush and we would dig up all the old bottles and stuff from their dumps they had around. My parents garden, garage and basement was filled with them all. My mom was mad at me and left them all when she moved. Wish I had 1 of them. Thank you for reminding me to appreciate all that even with all the bad stuff that happened too.
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You can put a round in backwards (not really) and it will shoot it. It has been the most reliable gun I ever owned. Thank you for the post.
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Check with Daniel. He isn’t far from Magee.
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Thank u. I haven’t done anything with it yet. Lo
Thank you sir. I’ve been caught up with doing stuff around here and looking for a job. I really appreciat it.
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