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Old 03-03-2011, 06:24 AM
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I bought a Remington nylon 66 a couple days ago and completely went thought the gun and cleaned it, (Looked like it wasn't ever cleaned, took 4 hours) I am having problems with the bullets not ejecting out right and getting cough up on the bolt. happens almost every time if not 1 out of 3 shots.

I am using Remington ammo.

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Old 03-03-2011, 07:05 AM
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i would try using different ammo. i have had trouble with remington ammo before. about the jamming if its a used gun i would get a new ejector. if its a new gun i would keep it lubed and keep shooting it to brake it in.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:20 AM
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The gun is used, it hasn't been produced since the 80's, and I have read that you do not want to lube the gun.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:24 AM
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The ejector hole looks alittle rough like its been flaking apart, ill try to take a picture. logically would this make sense why im having a problem, what do you think?
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:12 PM
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A nylon 66 is a bear to get back together correctly after once taking it completely apart!

It is possible something didn't go back right, or was left out of the assembly. Might want to check it over again.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:40 PM
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It was a bear to get the trigger and all the springs back together but after watching some youtube videos, it wasn't bad. I found after looking at some schematics I am missing all the extractor parts (Extractor plunger, extractor and extractor spring). ordered the parts today, should fix the problem.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:12 PM
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I just inherited a Nylon 66 in immaculate shape about a month ago. I did the same thing as you did and pulled up some YouTube videos to figure out how to disassemble/reassemble the gun. It's not intuitive, but once you see how it's done it's quite easy.

Missing the extractor/ejector parts could certainly make a difference! My first .22 was a Winchester 190. When I first started shooting it, the gun threw the brass quite a distance (as anyone next to it quickly found out). In later years I found it dropped the brass nicely just to my side. It turned out the back end of the ejector had broken, leaving only a nub, which made it eject perfectly. :-)
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:52 PM
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I bought one a year ago, and again used youtube videos for dissasembly. Also check out which is a great site for info on these guns.

Don't lube any metal/nylon contact points. You'll be further behind in the end. I never lube my Nylon and it still shoots fine. Just wipe it out really good. Any other help, see the forum on the above site.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:43 PM
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I have the 66 MB that I used to hunt squirrels and starlings with when I was a senior in high school back in '74. Have never lubed it. Every now and then there would be a cleaning of the bore and mild disassembly.....nothing like ya'll are talking about because it's been retired for occasional shooting since youtube came out
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:05 AM
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Got the parts in the mail the other day,what a difference that made, shoots like a charm.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:36 PM
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ware did u buy the parts at i have the 66 nylon and i guess someone took it apart be for i owned it at forgot to put the ejector pin back in so i don't even have one. and the you-tube vid helped me so much i can take it apart and back together in like 15 minutes
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:19 PM
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I own an apache brown nylon 66 a 74 model I think. The previous owner tried to cut off the forearm with a dremel. Now it has 2 gashes just in front of the scope rails. Does anyone know where I might could find a replacement stock? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:33 PM
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Have never owned one, but always thought the Nilon 66 was a very good looking rifle!
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:16 PM
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Need Remington 66 magazine...

Does anyone have one?
Also, does the 77 clip interchange?
(I found one if those)
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:29 PM
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Back in the mid 60's

I had a 66. My father was amazed at the amount of ammo I was going thru. One day he went out with me and he saw that ever time I pulled the trigger the broken sear made it a full auto. He got it then and so did I It was pretty cool at 14 or 15 having a full auto 22. Amazing cyclic rate!
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by laidback View Post
Does anyone have one?
Also, does the 77 clip interchange?
(I found one if those)
Trying to be helpful here, LB, not nit-picking, but the Remington Nylon 66 had a tubular magazine in the butt, holding 14 rounds.

What does the grip cap on your rifle say? If "MOHAWK" over "10C", then yes, the Nylon 77 magazine will fit. If not, you need to tell us more about what you have.

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Old 06-19-2012, 04:36 PM
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old guy,
gotcha, will look closer....gun is not mine just saw it once when helping son in law move, no clip in bottom where it goes.
will get back to you, and thanks!!
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:44 PM
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I purchased a Nylon 66 with lawn mowing money in 1973. It was my only .22 for years and then I really got into competitive shooting and the little brown rifle has mostly rested in the corner of the gun vault for the past two decades.

However, my club recently resurrected an old fun match called Rapidfire Rimfire. The shooter engages four strings of six silhouettes and an RO starts a watch when he fires his first shot and stops it when the last critter in a row of six falls. The shooter gets three seconds subtracted from a string's time if he cleans the row (six for six). One's score is his aggregate time.

I pulled the old Nylon 66 out and gave it a go in the May match. Some of the kids had never even heard of let alone seen one of these Dupont specials. They were kinda shocked by the results in the open sight class:


Time in seconds, shooter, rifle, scope if applicable, ammo

Optically Sighted Class

30.93 seconds Dwight Pilkilton, Ruger 10/22, Weaver V-16, CCI SV
34.68 David Malone, Ruger 10/22, Simmons 22 Mag 3-9, CCI SV
34.91 Danny Creasy, Winchester 190, Simmons 4-12, Aguila SV
39.71 Ricky King, Ruger 10/22, Nikon ProStaff 3-9X40
44.43 Peary Willard, Ruger 10/22, Barska AirRifle 3-17, Federal 510
53.90 Willie Rhodes, Ruger 10/22, BSA Sweet 22 3-9X40, CCI Blazer
61.25 Ben Broyles, Ruger 10/22, Tasco 3-9, CCI Blazer
66.85 Thomas Reed, Ruger 10/22, Bushnell 3-9, CCI SV
76.66 John Warfelli, Remington 597, Tasco 3-9, Winchester Super X
78.17 Paul Enlow, Ruger 10/22, Simmons 3-9, CCI MiniMag HP
84.78 Grayson Campbell, Ruger 10/22, Nikon 2-7, CCI 240
85.15 Mike, Savge Mk II, Bushnell 3X, Federal Auto Match
107.62 Lana Medlin, CZ 452 American, Sightron, CCI SV
116.06 Reece Stewart, Ruger 10/22T, Nilon 2-7, CCI Seconds
122.45 Bill Parkhurst, Ruger 10/22, Leupold 3-9X33 EFR VX II, CCI SV

Open Sight Class

39.96 Danny Creasy, Remington Nylon 66, Aguila HV
52.76 Ricky King, Ruger 10/22, CCI SV
61.57 Bill Parkhurst, Henry H001T, CCI Blazer
64.71 Mike, Marlin 39, Federal Auto Match
88.35 Willie Rhodes, Henry Lever Action, CCI Blazer
102.54 Peary Willard, CZ Lux, Federal 510 B
129.82 Paul Enlow, Henry Lever, CCI CB Shorts

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Old 06-20-2012, 12:45 PM
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I bought a 66 long ago and still shoot it occasionally. They are wonders and arguably the toughest .22 around. Hate that they discontinued these neat little rifles.
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