Family had one in the 1960s.bubbat said:I never knew the receiver of a nylon 66 was part of the stock too.
No sir. The receiver/serial numbered part is the sheet metal top cover. Look on the left side of the cover (opposite side from the ejection port) for the serial number.Shooter said:The stock/reveiver is the serialized part and you are essentially buying another gun. You may want to try repairing or patching the stock you have or shoot it as is.
Yall still got that thing I see. Seems like we took many a squirell with that thing.ruger10 said:My dad has a old nylon 66 he got when he was a kid and my uncle broke the stock on it. Bet that caused a good fist fight. Anyway does anyone know where I can find a replacement stock for it on the net or around jackson preferably in black?
Did you know they made bolt action and lever action rifles?It should be noted that these 1967-68 serial numbers were located on the bottom of the barrel about 3" back from the muzzle.
In December 1968, the serial numbers were moved to the receiver cover. At the same time, the numbering was re-started at 2100000 and went to 2599999 in January 1977.
In February 1977, an "A" was added and the range was restarted at A2100000. These serial number series were for all Nylon rifles, not just Nylon 66s.
The auto-loading .22 caliber Remington Nylon 66 rifle was introduced by Remington Arms in 1959, featuring a synthetic stock built from the DuPont material Zytel, a compound similar to Nylon. The largely synthetic construction meant that the Nylon 66 could operate without any added lubricants. This made it very popular in arctic regions, and indeed there have been many reports of indigenous peoples taking large animals, such as moose, with a .22LR fired from a Nylon 66. Some have speculated that the light weight of the gun could potentially cause substandard accuracy in the field, but this does not seem to be a complaint from Nylon 66 shooters.
The Nylon 66 was fitted with leaf sights as well as a grooved receiver that could accommodate a mount for a telescopic sight. It was available in several colors, such as "Mohawk Brown", "Apache Black," and "Seneca Green". The "Seneca Green" version is the rarest, as it was discontinued in 1963.
The Apache version of the Remington Model 66 has a rather bright green stock and was sold by K-Mart. The Seneca Green is a rather dull colored green and, in some lighting conditions, Seneca Green is difficult to distinguish from the more common brown.
Brazilian production of Nylon 66 rifle
The Nylon 66 was also made under license in Brazil by CBC - Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (Brazilian Cartridge Company, aka Magtech outside Brazil) from 1962 to 1992 in three finish grades: standard (brown stock), deluxe (black stock with engraved blued receiver), and super deluxe (black stock with nickel plated barrel and receiver). CBC produced 201,210 Nylon 66 rifles.
The Zytel was replaced by a cheaper material, called Technyl, in the later Nylon 66 produced in Brazil.
I believe the bolt version was called the Nylon 11. It came in both a clip and tube fed versions. I briefly owned the clip (I know "magazine" is the correct term, but the tube is also a magazine, so....) version, but let a friend talk me out of it.Shooter said:I've seen the lever version but not the bolt. Man, something else to look for.