SOLD FOR: $1,525
Model: Nylon 66 Black Diamond, 66BD, Approximately 56,000 Produced
Serial Number: A2401822
Year of Manufacture: June 1988 (PI Date Code)
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Semi-Auto Fed by Buttstock Mounted Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with an inspection mark followed by “PI 87”. The right side of the barrel is marked “R.E.P.” in an oval and an inspection mark. The top of the barrel is marked “22 LONG / RIFLE ONLY” in front of the rear sight. The top of the barrel is marked with a warning above “*****REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, INC., ILION N.Y., U.S.A.*****”. The bottom of the grip cap is marked “REMINGTON / NYLON / 66” and the left side of the receiver is marked “A2401822”.
Barrel Length: 19 3/8”
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a square notched rear sight adjustable with a thumbscrew adjustment for elevation and a small screw for windage. The sight is fixed to a boss on the top of the barrel. The front sight is a tall post style blade screwed to the barrel that has a white square at the top of its rear face. The top of the receiver is grooved for a scope mount.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is black checkered nylon. The pistol grip and nose of the forend have black caps with white spacers and the butt has a black buttplate, with white spacer, marked “Remington” and with patent numbers. The forend has a black Schnabel tip with white spacer and smooth black diamonds on both sides. There are several little rubs, light scuffs, and draglines. The buttstock has a few small scratches, the most noticeable scratch is located at the toe, heel, and bottom of the forend. The checkering is strong and attractive. The LOP measures approximately 13 5/8” to the back of the buttplate. The serrated black plastic buttplate shows light scuffs and scratches at the heel and toe, with a few light handling marks. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue with Matte Black Receiver and Black Nylon Trigger Guard
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks on the receiver and there is a spot of discoloration from previous oxidation on the rail at the rear. The bolt has what appears to be some faint frost in addition to standard operational wear. The barrel has a few small streaks into the finish and has a slightly brownish hue. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are strong with the exception of some of the proofs and inspection marks. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rifle has a safety mounted in the top of the wrist. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a serial matching green cardboard box, hangtag, and sealed paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: This is a Remington Nylon 66 Black Diamond model made in 1978, the first year of this models production. The Remington Nylon 66 was a well-liked rifle and Remignton produced over 1,000,000 of them, but they only made about 56,000 Black Diamonds from 1978-1987. This one is marked with a 1988 date code but it could just be that it was one of the last to leave the factory. The Remington Nylon 66 was manufactured from 1959 to the late 1980s. It was the first mass-produced rifle to feature a stock made from a material other than wood. For this reason, it was a huge gamble for Remington. The largely synthetic construction meant that the Nylon 66 could operate without any added lubricants. Some have speculated that the light weight of the gun could potentially cause substandard accuracy in the field, but this does not seem to be a complaint from Nylon 66 shooters. This is a Remington Nylon 66 that was produced in 1988 and it has aged very well with little sign of use. One thing is for sure – this is one of the lightest rifles you will ever find. This will make anyone a great plinker, and is perfect for taking along on those long trips out into the field when you don’t want to carry a 12 pound varmint rifle. This is a neat little .22 that is in about Fine-Excellent condition and comes with a host of accessories, perfect for a Remington collector. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This rifle can be transferred in California.