Category: Shotguns and Smoothbores
History and information for Remington nylon 66 riffle (Gun).
Remington nylon 66 is a sizeable riffle with unquestionable strength. It is handy, hence provides and advantage to the one who desires to use it. The Remington Company first introduced the riffle in America in the late 1950s after thorough research and testing when it found its way into the market through rather concrete adverts by its developer. Unlike other rifles that preceded it, nylon 66 riffle is made using plastics (Zytel-101 DuPont nylon 66 polymer), which are chemically synthesized. The material used then to make the riffle is what which give it its name. The riffle had found its usage important until 1990s when riffles that are more efficient had been developed and thus it was discarded by then. Nylon 66 riffle had several unique and design features. Several models were since developed, the most common being Mohawk brown. This type of the 66 riffle series stocks were colored brown with the barrel and the receiver having blue coat. Apache black type had rather a black coloration and it was covered on the outside using a chromed steel.
Description and use
The bringing of the riffle into being brought new level of shooting during the latter years of its use. It is very comfortable to handle due to its small nature and its weight is considered to be of lightweight, hence can be used by anybody. The nature of the material used to make it plays a role in its longer lifespan. The finally manufactured riffle measured 32 inches long (81.28cm) with the barrel having a length of approximately 19.5 inches (49.53cm). It weighs a total of 4.2 pounds (1.81kg) when it contains no bullet (this includes the weight of magazine follower’s tube).
In the years of its use, the riffle was highly welcomed by Americans because of its durability. Several features were mentioned during its introduction to catch the eye of the people. Its marketers argued that the rifle is waterproof and is highly resistant to fading, breaking, cracking and peeling of when being used. DuPont nylon is resistant to opposing forces that tend to reduce its life, hence has a long lifespan.
The Remington 66 riffle is semi-auto loading but the disadvantage is that it is only 22-rim fire long. A tubular magazine
Feed the riffle from the bottom. Its receiver is totally made from nylon. The bolt runs on nylon rails that are not usually lubricated with the gun oil since they have self-lubrication activity. To make it appealing to the eye and to give the screws and nuts strength the riffle was covered with steel sheet blue in color. Its barrel was also coated blue giving it a normal look.
The riffle was commonly used to hunt. It is operated in a blowback manner making it efficient.
It suffered from flexibility issues. It was considered that the molded synthetic stocks were too flexible. This resulted in a rifle that was light and thus the accuracy was questionable. The weapon enjoyed a good inherent accuracy especially during its testing, however this was not actually reflected when it was in use.