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Another Nylon 66 followed me home yesterday.

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by auto-5, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. countrygun

    countrygun

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    Has anyone figured out a simple repair for the rear sight when the elevation screw is stripped?

    I am kicking myself for having my choice of 1/2 dozen at a big guns shop at a ridiculous low price and I only bought one.

    I am trying to get a manufacture date on it because I suspect it is a first year and since I was born that year and in the middle of that worlds record shooting event with the Nylon, I'd like to verify it.
     
  2. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    The date is a two letter code located on the barrel in front of the rear sight on the left side. First letter is the month, second is the year.

    Here is a link to how to date them....

    http://www.nylonrifles.com/wp/2009/11/datecodes/

    let us know what you find out
     

  3. ArmedMikeL

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    I still have a Black Nylon 66 with stainless steel barrel and receiver. Got it when I was a kid around 9 years old. Love it. Still shoots accurate.
     
  4. countrygun

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    No serial number just "AFB" and " Pat Pend .22 LR only" so I am going with March '59
     
  5. mark68

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    Got a 1978 black diamond myself..
     
  6. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    Could be an early first year rifle, pretty nice. Does it had a thumb screw type windage knob or a tiny little slotted screw? The big head screw is on early rifles. The small head was introduced 1964ish.

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