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Nylon 66 Value?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by timb99, Apr 12, 2010.

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  1. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    A guy at work is offering a Nylon 66 for sale.

    Its the standard brown stock, blued receiver and barrel, tube magazine in the buttstock.

    The receiver and barrel have some rust and pitting, and the rear leaf sight is pretty rusted. Didn't take it apart to look at the bore.

    He's asking $150.

    Worth it, or should I try to knock it down?
     
  2. k1200ltc509

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    I would start at a hundred and go from there... I just brought a REALLY nice brown one with scope for 125. With scope. Lady that had it thought it was a single shot only. Rick Gibbs
     
  3. g7777777

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    25 bucks in that condition

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  4. Auctioneer

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    That is not a bad price but I to will agree with put a $100.00 CASH on the table and see how long it sits there. I would say he will take it. Its hard to give you a fair price without seeing the gun. In good cond on the gun sites they go for about 350.00
     
  5. whiz-bang

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    If you buy the gun and decide to take it apart to clean it go over to Nylon Rifles.com and watch the video in regards to disassembly. Nylon rifles can be very frustrating to put back together.

    As for price l sold a nice 66 for $375.00 at the Tulsa show last week end. For a shooter $150.00 would be in the ball park.

    It's still possible to find nice clean guns below $200.00.
     
  6. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to take it out this weekend and shoot it. He bought it but had never pulled the trigger.

    Jim, thanks for the tip on nylonrifles.com

    I have an Apache 77, so I know what you mean.
     
  7. GW22

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    $150 seems high for that condition. I've seen several with zero rust sell for around $200 but the plastic was scratched up a bit.

    Consider this: The one you describe is not really collectible because of all the rust, and you can get a better shooter for around $150. For example, at a recent gun show I saw a beautiful 90% Marlin model 60 in stainless sell for $160 (with the cheap silver colored factory scope) and a 85% Ruger 10-22 with a cheap case and extra mags sell for $125.

    -Gary
     
  8. maclellan1911

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    Nylon 66s $ the whole Nylon line have a cult following of sorts. I managed 2 score a few over the past year
    Nylon 66 brown- rated as fair condition sold it no problem 150.00 some rust and pitting good bore

    Nylon 66 black and crome model VG condition was offered 450.00 sold it

    nylon 66 manufactured in 1966------the gent wanted a 66 in 66 300.00 good condition.

    They where all good shooters function was 100% and dissasembly is fairly easy for cleaning. There is no need to take apart the trigger assembly or more than needed to clean. Reading nylonrifles.com you can get a lot of info

    Taken from current blue book

    NYLON 66 AUTOLOADER Add to Collection
    - .22 LR cal., 19 5/8 in. barrel, open sights, 14 shot buttstock tube mag., 4 lbs. Stock, receiver, and forearm made from Zytel plastic in black, brown, or green, metal receiver cover. 1,050,336 were mfg. 1959-90.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    Mohawk Brown $400 $350 $300 $260 $230 $200 $175
    Black Diamond $500 $450 $400 $350 $300 $260 $230
    Apache Black/Chrome $575 $525 $450 $400 $350 $300 $250
    Seneca Green $625 $550 $475 $425 $350 $300 $260
    .22 S cal. $850 $775 $700 $625 $525 $425 $325
    Last MSR was $124.

    Approx. 56,000 Black Diamond models were mfg., approx. 221,000 Apache Black/Chrome models were mfg., and approx. 45,000 Seneca Green were mfg.
     
  9. timb99

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    He let me take it home, so I'm going to go out and shoot it.

    Missing one of the screws that holds the plastic receiver together (the ones with the square nut, under the metal receiver cover.) That part isn't even listed on the exploded diagram on Numrich's website or on nylonrifles.com

    Lots of rust at the end of the muzzle and the receiver cover. He kept it in a soft case. No surprise there.

    Bore looks shiny, but the grooves aren't very deep.

    If it shoots straight, I'll probably offer him $100 and see what happens. Its not a "gotta have."
     
  10. maclellan1911

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    http://www.auctionarms.com/search/auctions.aspx

    just a look see,
     
  11. whiz-bang

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    timb99 I might have that screw your missing.

    I have bought and sold many nylon rifles since Nov. The good rare stuff brings top money. For example I sold in a package deal a model 76AB,model 10 smooth bore and a not so nice model 66 150 anniversary for $5300.00. Collecting nylon rifles isn't childs play any more.

    Last week end at the Tulsa gun show I looked at many Remington Nylon rifles and most of them were way over priced. I sold four by noon on Friday.
     
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    Assuming it shoots straight....

    Any tried and true way to work the scratches out of the plastic stock? Wax?

    Also, any suggestions for the rust spots, other than steel wool and cold blue?
     
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    To remove scratches from the stock I have had good results using powdered pumice. Then rubbing with buffing compound and waxing. How ever you won't get the factory shine back. As far as treating rust apply oil and rub with Frontier 45 this is the best stuff and will clean up rust with good results.
     
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    Whiz-bang

    Where does one get powdered pumice and Frontier 45?

    I know what powdered pumice is, but I've never seen it in a store.

    Never heard of Frontier 45.
     
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    Offered him $100 and he took it.

    Shoots OK. I put a cheapie K-Mart scope on it and it shot about one inch groups at 25 yards.

    Good enough for plinking.
     
  16. James L Balog

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    ive got a bicentenial 66 sitting in the safe with near perfect bluing and just a few marks on the plastic.

    any idea on what that particular 66 is worth?
     
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    Mine has been in the family since new, I wouldn't sell it for 1k lots of good memories. Wish I stillhad my 20ga. model 10 skeet gun, more great memories.
     
  18. wolfram

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    I think you got your monies worth Tim. Shoot the heck out of it and have fun.
     
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