Two guns, no pictures

Gene LGene L Senior MemberPosts: 9,332 Senior Member
But then you don't need pictures. One is a new S&W 442, which I traded in my S&W 380 for with cash, of course. The other walked in while I was filling out paperwork: a like new Nylon 66, Mohawk Brown, which I also bought. I thought it was a good price and I have a weakness for Nylon 66s.
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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,589 Senior Member
    A wise trade with a very nice "secondary explosion" thrown in. A good day!

    Nylons are neat to shoot. Just going by feel, they do seem to be one of the better balanced .22 mechanisms. I wish they'd bring them back in a full stainless version, as that would be about the last word in "durable truck gun".
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 9,653 Senior Member
    Good choices. I have a 642 that I like, and the Nylon 66 is just plain cool for any of us that got to plink with one, back in their heyday. I still remember that photo of the guy sitting on a huge pile of 2x2 wood blocks that he shot out of the air.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 6,700 Senior Member
    Now that's how ya make the most of a gunstore visit. Nice work and good scores.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,056 Senior Member
    I have mommy's Nylon 66, chrome plated with white diamonds in the black stock. They may call it a Mohawk or Apache, I dunno?????????????
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,332 Senior Member
    Black and chrome is the Apache black model. The Mohawk is brown.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,056 Senior Member
    Two good finds Gene. :guns: :guns:
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,332 Senior Member
    Even better news: the Nylon 66 is Senaca Green instead of Mohawk Brown. Couldn't tell so in the store, but once outside the brown has an OD tint to it. Very subtle, and worth a bit more than the Brown ones.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,302 Senior Member
    Wasnt 'Two Guns No Pictures' one of the Indians in the movie Blazing saddles............or was he in the remake of Maverick?

    Nice score Gene. Always been interested in a Nylon 66 ever since I saw a pic in a Field and Stream magazine back when I was just out of triangular trousers.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,332 Senior Member
    I've got a Mohawk Brown one. I was attracted to this one because it was in excellent shape. I thought I paid about what it was worth until I got home and realized it was a Seneca, which raises the value up a LOT. They only made the Senecas for two years. It's a prior-serial number gun made in Jan 59 according to the barrel stamp.
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 6,522 Senior Member
    Nice find!!I've got a 552 Speedmaster from about the same era. It's the best shooting most accurate naturally pointing .22 I have!
  • DanoobieDanoobie Member Posts: 95 Member
    For some reason, my Nylon 66 shoots better than my 10/22 or Marlin 60.
    Sounds like you found a rare duck! Congratulations.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,682 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    Good choices. I have a 642 that I like, and the Nylon 66 is just plain cool for any of us that got to plink with one, back in their heyday. I still remember that photo of the guy sitting on a huge pile of 2x2 wood blocks that he shot out of the air.

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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 9,653 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Nice find!!I've got a 552 Speedmaster from about the same era. It's the best shooting most accurate naturally pointing .22 I have!

    I agree.

    When I was a kid, I lusted for a Speedmaster, but had to settle for a Marlin 60. The Marlin was a great rifle for a good price, and the Speedmaster was priced out of my league, completely. I finally got a nice one from the '60's, about ten years ago, and it is everything I always thought it would be. I have yet to try it with shorts, but it's supposed to shoot them just fine.
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 5,637 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    A wise trade with a very nice "secondary explosion" thrown in. A good day!

    Nylons are neat to shoot. Just going by feel, they do seem to be one of the better balanced .22 mechanisms. I wish they'd bring them back in a full stainless version, as that would be about the last word in "durable truck gun".

    The Glock of .22 rifles... I'd buy one!
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  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,080 Senior Member
    Those 66s do have a strong fan base! Friend of mine has the habit of buying every one he can put his hands on (Although they're not precisely abundant down here), and so far has been able to pick one of each stock color. Have test fire some of them at the range and although light, handy, reliable and accurate, couldn't fancy them as much as apparently some do.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,170 Senior Member
    Nice try.....but I'm a visual learner.
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  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,648 Senior Member
    Great score Gene. A word of caution: Don't leave it in a gun rack in your truck, the sun will warp the stock big time........robin:applause:
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,332 Senior Member
    A poor photo showing the difference in my brown nylon 66 and the Seneca Green one. Sorry about the bad quality of the photos, I'm a lousy photographer.

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  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,102 Senior Member
    Gene L wrote: »
    But then you don't need pictures. One is a new S&W 442, which I traded in my S&W 380 for with cash, of course. The other walked in while I was filling out paperwork: a like new Nylon 66, Mohawk Brown, which I also bought. I thought it was a good price and I have a weakness for Nylon 66s.


    I had a serious lush-crust for the Nylon 66 as a youth, and it continues today.
    While I have acquired a couple of Remington 22's that I desired in my younger days.
    Wonder what the price tag would be on a re-introduction of the Nylon 66.


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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,332 Senior Member
    Remington would have to re-tool, so I expect the reintroduction cost would be way up there. The K-Mart versions (can't remember the number; Apache?) are grass green and have a bad reputation because they came late in production when the tooling was said, or believed, to be worn. I think they had an external magazine.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    I can see the color contrast very well.

    That little hamerless looks like a good pocket gun.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,332 Senior Member
    It's in my pocket now.

    The color difference in the 66s is not nearly as evident as in the picture when you're indoors. I thought it was brown when I bought it. Or that it was an imperfection in the nylon. Some years ago, I bought the brown one which had a scratched-up stock. My friend attended a lot of gunshows and told me he saw a guy who had a "stack" of original stocks for $25! each! I bought one of course, and rust-blued the receiver, not a very onerous task. Now it looks great. Another friend put the stock on; it's not a job for the rookie like me.

    Never take one apart! Nor do you need to, as they require zero lube.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,302 Senior Member
    ericcrosby wrote: »
    Hi, They look nice.

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