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My little story about the rifle that started it all 27 years ago

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    Thanks. The date code is EH5. Seems like it turned 50 this month.

    Holding it just doesn't seem real yet. Never ever thought I'd ever see it again.
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    The Remington NYLON 66 - I still have mine. Amazing lightweight, accurate little .22 - Mine is Black Nylon & Bright Chrome.

    I'm best guessing that yours may be the most rare. I've seen the brown ones but, have never even heard of the green?

    Regardless they have quite a following these days and have really appreciated in value.

    I can't believe what the vintage ones sell for now. Mine would still be in Mint condition except for the fact that I somehow managed to put one long scratch on the stock. I have absolutely no idea how that even happened. I just saw it about a month ago.

    Mine has one of the very first "light gathering" illuminated optics mounted on it.
    The view through it is pale reddish with fairly coarse green "lit up" crosshairs. It's called the OPTI-SIGHT or something dumb like that. Very well made though. Nicely machined from steel & it's even hot blued.
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    That is cool that you still have yours. I have a friend who has a brown one. Never seen the black one in real life. This green is more like an OD Green. Odd looking color. There are wear marks but this rifle was sure used back in the day.

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    You might want to buy an extra one of these for yours since it's the weakest link on the NYLON 66 - It's worth the few bucks to have an extra one.

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    Ok, thank you. I'll have to order a spare.

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    Good story. It's a reminder to all of us to prepare and designate for the future of our arsenals. They'll be around long after we will.

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    I should add that mine never broke and my original is functioning just fine but, folks have said to buy a spare.



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    Ok, thank you. I'll have to order a spare.

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    Well, it shoots great. 5 inch spinner target @50+ yards was easy. Here is a pic next to my friend's nylon and one of my Wife shooting it.





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