Type Place of origin United States Production history Designer W.E. Young Produced 1959-1989 No. built 1,050,350 Variants see Specifications Weight 4 lb (1.8 kg) Length 38.5 in (98 cm) Barrels 19.5 in (50 cm) Feed system 14 round tubular magazine The Remington Nylon 66 is a manufactured by from 1959 to 1989. It was one of the earliest mass-produced rifles to feature a made from a material other than wood.
Previously the 22-410 Stevens combination gun had been offered with a stock. The firearms market generally lacked experience with synthetic stocks, making the Nylon 66 a risky gamble for Remington. The model name was taken from the. Contents • • • • • History [ ] In the 1950s, was interested in designing a rifle that was cheaper to produce. After analysis, engineers determined that there were savings to be found in the production of the receivers and stocks of rifles.
Thus Remington asked chemical engineers at to come up with a plastic that could replace both the wooden stock and the receiver. The specs given to DuPont called for a material that could be formed into any shape desired but that also had a high tensile-impact and flexural strength. After some research, DuPont came back to Remington with a compound they called Nylon Zytel-101. Zytel is DuPont's brand name for Nylon.
Remington Nylon 66.22 LR Description: Mohawk Brown Remington nylon 66.22 LR semi-automatic rifle. All original in good condition. Normal minor scuff marks on nylon. Never polished. These are very good, very lightweight.22 cal. Xtract software crackers recipe. Excellent for a camp gun or for a beginner and a lot of fun to shoot. Nylon 66s in the author’s collection include a Bicentenial (just below the boxed 66), Seneca Green just below it. Note the Black Diamond version two rifles below the green one as well as the black rifle with the white diamond which is the CBC import rifle second from bottom.
This compound was ultimately used to produce the stock and receiver. After the Nylon 66 proved to be successful, Remington also marketed a series of bolt action and lever action rifles using Nylon stocks.
Design and features [ ]. Remington Nylon 66 cycling. The largely synthetic construction meant that the Nylon 66 could operate without any added lubricants.
This made it popular in arctic regions, and indeed there have been many reports of indigenous peoples killing large animals, such as moose, with a.22 LR 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 77 Apache version has a bright green stock and was sold by K-Mart. The Seneca Green is a dull colored green and, in some lighting conditions, Seneca Green is difficult to distinguish from the more common brown. This version was also made with a detachable 10 round magazine which; in contrast to the standard version; was often unreliable. A copy of the tube magazine model was also made by FIE of Brazil, but many of these had quality control issues.
The standard U.S. Made tube magazine model could reliably cycle hundreds of rounds without cleaning, provided high velocity ammunition was used. Below are some production numbers to assist with the rarity of each model: Model Number produced Nylon 66 Gallery Special Unknown Nylon 66 150th Anniversary 3,792 Nylon 66 Bicentennial 10,268 Nylon 77 15,000 Nylon 66 Seneca Green 42,500 Apache 77 aka Kmart Nylon 54,000 Nylon 66 Black Diamond 56,000 Nylon 10C 128,000 Nylon 66 Apache Black 221,000 Nylon 66 Mohawk Brown 716,492 Variants [ ] Nylon 66MB: Mohawk Brown, 1959–1987 (Brown stock, blue steel receiver/barrel) Nylon 66GS: Gallery Special 1962–1981 (.22 Short only, Brown stock, blue steel receiver/barrel). Shell deflector. Counter cable attachment on bottom of stock. A few were known to have been Apache Black. Nylon 66SG: Seneca Green, 1959–1962 (dark green stock, blue steel receiver/barrel) 42,500 made Nylon 66AB: Apache Black, 1962–1984 (Black stock, chrome receiver & barrel) 221,000 made.
Nylon 66BD: Black Diamond 1978–1987 (Black stock, blue/black steel barrel and receiver cover) 10. These 1967–1968 serial numbers were located on the bottom of the barrel about 3' back from the muzzle. References [ ]. Database visio shapes.
Remington touted the synthetic Nylon 66 rifle as “The only.22 Alaskan fishermen find able to withstand corrosive sea spray,” as demonstrated by a Bob Kuhn painting. The 1959 image (top) shows Nylon 66 stock production at Remington’s Ilion, N.Y., plant.