What Is a Remington Nylon 66?


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The Remington Nylon 66 is an auto-loading, .22-caliber rifle produced by Remington Arms from 1959 to 1989. The Nylon 66 is notable for its synthetic stock composed of the DuPont material Zytel, which is similar to nylon.

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Looking to design a rifle that was cheaper to produce, Remington Arms called upon chemical engineers at DuPont to develop a plastic to replace the wooden stock and receiver of a rifle. Following research, DuPont developed Nylon Zytel-101, a compound Remington Arms used to produce the stock and receiver of its Nylon 66 rifle.

The Nylon 66 was produced in several colors, including Mohawk Brown, Apache Black and Seneca Green. The Seneca Green model is the rarest of the three due to its discontinuation in 1963.

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