SOLD FOR: $1237
Model: Nylon 76, 76 MB, 76 Trailrider
Serial Number: Not Serialized
Year of Manufacture: 1962 (PJ Date Code)
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “PJX”, the right side has an inspection mark. The top of the barrel is marked “PAT. PEND. / Remington / 22 L.R. ONLY”. The bottom of the grip cap is marked “REMINGTON / NYLON / 76”.
Barrel Length: 19 5/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade integral to a base that is screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notched sight with screws for windage and elevation adjustment and is attached to a base that extends from the receiver. The top of the receiver has a male dovetail for accessories and is installed with a pair of rings and a Simmons 4×15 scope. The scope has some scattered light handling marks and a couple of little scratches. The scope has a duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in bout Fine condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is brown checkered nylon with streaks of black that resemble wood grain. The stock has a pistol grip, straight comb, black caps with white spacers, Schnabel tip, and inlaid white diamonds on the sides of the forend. The stock has scattered draglines, scuffs, and light scratches. The checkering is mostly sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The serrated Remington buttplate shows scattered nicks, scuffs, and scratches. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: The rifle is blued and the trigger guard is black nylon.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is rounded but strong. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. There are some patches of erosion and light scabbing on the barrel at the front. There are some scuffs and little hairline scratches on the barrel. There is some thinning on the edge of the muzzle. There are some scratches and finish loss on the front sight. There are scattered spots of light oxidation on the receiver. There are some little marks into the finish on the receiver. There is light operational wear. The screw heads are lightly worn and the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 the previously described scope.
Our Assessment: The Remington Model 76 is the lever-action member of the Nylon family and is the only lever-action Remington ever made. The Nylon series was the first mass-produced rifle to feature a stock made from a material other than wood. The synthetic stock used on these rifles meant that they could operate in more adverse conditions than their wood stocked counterparts. Some have speculated that the lightweight of the guns could potentially cause substandard accuracy in the field, but this does not seem to be a complaint from Nylon series shooters. The Nylon Model 76 was only produced from 1962-1964 and they only produced approximately 25,000. This one has some wear, but with the small number produced this is still a great find for a Remington fan, plus how many do you think survived until now? Please see our photos and good luck!