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Old 09-11-2019, 5:36 PM
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I have always wanted to replace a Nylon 66 I had as a kid. I remember taking it apart when I was a youngster. Do not know where it went. But I know I never was able to get back together.

Now some 40 years later I finally found one I could afford. They just got so crazy priced I had to wait. Found this one for 120.00. But had to buy a 20.00 Magazine tube for it. Kinda a neat thing it is a pre serial number one, and guess what, Turns out it was the year I was Born, 1964. Kinda a neat bonus.

I do not think this was shot much in 50 years. But it was improperly stored and received the consequences with some rust spots and light pitting on the Barrel and receiver cover.. Bore, stock and internals are very nice. What do you expect for that price I guess. I was not going to pay 400.00 plus I know that.

I know a local guy that could do a nice reblue for around 75.00. I may do that. He did a pitted Remington 870 for me and he did a tremendous job on that one.

Took it out and shot it yesterday. Brought back some good memory's. It shot and functioned just like I remember. Light, easy handling and very accurate and 100% dependable. Thanks
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Old 09-11-2019, 5:42 PM
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Nice! Your stock looks like it is in good shape as well. A lot of the ones I see have badly scratched stocks. I love shooting my Nylon 66; such a cool gun.
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Old 09-11-2019, 6:10 PM
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Yes they are. When I had young eyes. These things were so accurate even with the open sights. And a blast to shoot.

Yes the stock is very nice. Just to bad it suffered from storage neglect of the metal somewhat. Like I say I do not think it was ever fired much otherwise.
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Old 09-11-2019, 7:54 PM
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That's great.
I had one in Apache Black when I was a kid, My Grandfather actually bought it for Me for My 13th B-day. I think he did it just to tick off My Dad. First ne gun I ever had.

My little brother "lost it" while I was away in the Service.
Couldn't find one when I got home, settled for a 10/22DSP. Still miss it.

Whenever I see one, I don't have money. When I have money, I can't find one. Maybe I'll just settle for whatever I find, next time I have money.
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Old 09-11-2019, 7:57 PM
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I have always wanted to replace a Nylon 66 I had as a kid. I remember taking it apart when I was a youngster. Do not know where it went. But I know I never was able to get back together.

Now some 40 years later I finally found one I could afford. They just got so crazy priced I had to wait. Found this one for 120.00. But had to buy a 20.00 Magazine tube for it. Kinda a neat thing it is a pre serial number one, and guess what, Turns out it was the year I was Born, 1964. Kinda a neat bonus.

I do not think this was shot much in 50 years. But it was improperly stored and received the consequences with some rust spots and light pitting on the Barrel and receiver cover.. Bore, stock and internals are very nice. What do you expect for that price I guess. I was not going to pay 400.00 plus I know that.

I know a local guy that could do a nice reblue for around 75.00. I may do that. He did a pitted Remington 870 for me and he did a tremendous job on that one.

Took it out and shot it yesterday. Brought back some good memory's. It shot and functioned just like I remember. Light, easy handling and very accurate and 100% dependable. Thanks
Nice! And congratulations! My brother had one just like it.
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Old 09-11-2019, 8:05 PM
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I have always wanted to replace a Nylon 66 I had as a kid. I remember taking it apart when I was a youngster. Do not know where it went. But I know I never was able to get back together.

Now some 40 years later I finally found one I could afford. They just got so crazy priced I had to wait. Found this one for 120.00. But had to buy a 20.00 Magazine tube for it. Kinda a neat thing it is a pre serial number one, and guess what, Turns out it was the year I was Born, 1964. Kinda a neat bonus.

I do not think this was shot much in 50 years. But it was improperly stored and received the consequences with some rust spots and light pitting on the Barrel and receiver cover.. Bore, stock and internals are very nice. What do you expect for that price I guess. I was not going to pay 400.00 plus I know that.

I know a local guy that could do a nice reblue for around 75.00. I may do that. He did a pitted Remington 870 for me and he did a tremendous job on that one.

Took it out and shot it yesterday. Brought back some good memory's. It shot and functioned just like I remember. Light, easy handling and very accurate and 100% dependable. Thanks
Congrats great rifle! The first one I ever saw was in 1959.

I have one left of several I had collected over the years, they come up on various auction sites fun to watch the prices people pay for them now.
Yeah don't completely disassemble unless you KNOW you can reassemble it.
Receiver cover off to clean should be GTG.
I'd recommend getting a replacement OP handle as they are aging plastic and can become brittle and break, not too expensive either.
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CONGRATS OP!

What a wonderful rifle. I've always wanted one. I never had one, but always have. I think eventually, I'll get one. I'm just not sure when.

Glad you're happy!
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Old 09-11-2019, 9:36 PM
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I had one in 1967 until it was stolen in 1978. Loved that thing. Incredibly accurate for an inexpensive rimfire semi-auto. I'm jealous.
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:57 AM
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Thanks all.

Actually I had no problem taking it down the day I got. I never went near as far as a kid takedown. I only removed the barrel and bolt this time for a quick cleanup. Pretty simple actually.

It was nice inside anyway. Some may not know this. But you do not lube these. I did spray a little rem Dry Lube on the bolt. But Remington warned against any liquid Oils. They are self Lubricating through the Nylon I guess.

Actually I only use dry lube on all my .22s. Maybe a very tiny drop on the firing pin and extractor, but only dry lube on everything else. They are not lubed like say a Centerfire AR15

Liquid Oiling a .22 of any kind is just asking for a gunked up mess and malfunctions.

Aghauler you must be getting kinda ancient also,LOL

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That's great.
I had one in Apache Black when I was a kid, My Grandfather actually bought it for Me for My 13th B-day. I think he did it just to tick off My Dad. First ne gun I ever had.

My little brother "lost it" while I was away in the Service.
Couldn't find one when I got home, settled for a 10/22DSP. Still miss it.

Whenever I see one, I don't have money. When I have money, I can't find one. Maybe I'll just settle for whatever I find, next time I have money.
hey me too... pops bought a pair of these in '64...I still have one of them..great rifles.
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My buddy has two that are pretty pitted. They were stuffed in an attic for 20 years, but in a very dry area.

When my friend put them away before joining the service, he just tossed in a couple desiccant packs because he had also heard/read not to oil them. Of course, 20 years wasn't his intended plan...
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Nice! I love these old Nylon 6-6 guns.

If he'll do the receiver (aka cover/rear sight) and the barrel for you at $75...go for it.

I'ld like to send him some stuff to do for me!
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I recently picked up a Nylon 66 Seneca Green for $150. Some spots of rust and wear but I can live with that. My other one set me back $400 out the door and was not pristine either.

Best one I ever got was the 24in Nylon 12 for $350.
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The Apache 77 was my first rifle. My mom was single at the time and it was the best she could afford. I was a little disappointed it wasn't as flashy and cool as the rifles my friends had but after outshooting them time and again I quickly grew to love it.

Plastic charging handle broke when she was about 20 years old but thanks to Bronells I was able to get her back to serviceable condition and acquire a spare.

I still love that rifle and the accuracy still suprises me.
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I recently picked up a Nylon 66 Seneca Green for $150. Some spots of rust and wear but I can live with that. My other one set me back $400 out the door and was not pristine either.

Best one I ever got was the 24in Nylon 12 for $350.
Nice price for a Seneca even with a little wear!

Cabela's Albuquerque STILL has a Mohawk Brown AT $500+ and it's now locked up in the special glass case, most long guns ARE touchable without a clerk here new or used. I had my hands on that Mohawk several times to see if there was anything special, 22 short, smooth bore or whatever, Nope just a standard Brown Nylon 66, I quit telling them it was over priced months ago!
The BIG gun store in town sells them for around $275-$375, the black KMART knockoffs go for $200-$300 at that store.
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I wonder if Glock initially got some ideas from this rifle.

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Actually seen a Black Apache 66 at the local show today. I know the guy and he is asking 295.00 for it.
But the chrome or Nickel, whatever they used was not great. It is a pre serial number one. Stock somewhat scratched up too. Nothing real deep or to unattractive though.

I told him I may stop in the shop and take another gander after the weekend show, or when I have more money,LOL
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A friend had one way back when. Yeah I agree with fun/accurate but reliable his wasn't jammed every 4-5 shots with whatever we fed it. Made me decide to buy my Marlin 99 in 1968 for my 18th birthday. Still have it.
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Maybe he had a clip fed instead of tube magazine through the stock Model?

Some say the clip fed models did have feeding problems. Though I have never owned one. I know my original 66 did not jam. Nor does my replacement one so far..
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