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Old 12-16-2013, 01:00 AM   #1
Peashooter
 
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nylon 66 repair

Hi all,
Looking for a gunsmith who knows about the nylon 66 rifle. Mine is in need of repair. I have been told these are not worth repairing, but this is the first rifle my father bought for me oh so long ago, so I must fix it. If you know of anyone please let me know. I live in the Tacoma / puyallup area.
 
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
Gunslinger
 
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Gunbroker has them listed $127 to $1750, I know I would have mine repaired because they are good rifles, I paid $39.95 for mine back in the 60's, still shoot great!
 
Old 12-16-2013, 02:34 PM   #3
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What is wrong with it?
 
Old 12-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #4
Gunslinger
 
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I bought mine in pieces and put it back together, shoots great. Does that count?
 
Old 12-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #5
Peashooter
 
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What is wrong with it?
Sorry my response took so long I forgot where I posted this.
When I pull back on the bolt it will not engage the trigger, it will not dry fire. When it's apart I can push on what I believe is the sear and I can get it to fire, but it doesn't seem to want to do it on it's own.
 
Old 12-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #6
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I bought mine in pieces and put it back together, shoots great. Does that count?
Never know I might have to send it your way!!
 
Old 01-11-2014, 03:10 PM   #7
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I'll take mine apart and see if I can reproduce your issue. Might be missing something, but they're pretty simple.
 
Old 01-11-2014, 11:42 PM   #8
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I'll take mine apart and see if I can reproduce your issue. Might be missing something, but they're pretty simple.
Thanks, I'm going to try and get some pics so you might be able to see something.
 
Old 01-25-2014, 07:36 AM   #9
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I would be happy to look at it for you. PM me.
 
Old 02-04-2014, 06:24 PM   #10
Gunslinger
 
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Just took mine apart most of the way, would need to see a pic of yours with the cover off and bolt/ hammer assemblies out. A piece on top of the trigger assembly holds the hammer back when it's cocked, yours may be bent or missing.
 
Old 02-28-2014, 06:46 AM   #11
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Hi there,
Think I know How to fix it when putting bolt back in must pull trigger, push sear down, and push bolt back all at the same time. If your in the area call me 503-260-3906
Tony
Portland, Oregon Area
 
Old 02-28-2014, 08:14 PM   #12
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Heh, yeah, it does help to have a couple extra fingers..
 
Old 03-01-2014, 01:36 PM   #13
Gunslinger
 
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Except he says "when i pull back the bolt...", And you can't pull back the bolt without holding the sear down, so, I'm not sure that's it..
 
Old 03-01-2014, 01:45 PM   #14
Gunslinger
 
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You do have to hold the trigger back to be able to press the sear down far enough to allow the bolt to be pulled all the way back, once the bolt is all the way back, you should be able to let go the trigger, let the bolt slide into position, put the cover on and stick the pull back handle in. Make sure it's not loaded, because IT WILL BE COCKED at that point. Heh, it's been a few days now, don't remember if you have to have the safety off or on in the reassembly process. Let us know how it works out.
 
Old 03-01-2014, 01:47 PM   #15
Gunslinger
 
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Oh yeah, gotta make sure all the springs and other firing pin pieces are in properly too.
 
Old 04-12-2014, 03:03 PM   #16
Peashooter
 
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Took it apart again. Still nothing Looks like I will have to let someone look at it. If I hold the bolt back and move the sear into position it will work ... once. Then nothing. I think the spring might be bad. Who wants to fix it.
 
Old 01-05-2015, 09:55 PM   #17
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Did you ever get it figured out? As luck would have it, I travel between Olympia and Kirkland now and then, and will be more frequently as it gets warmer...
 
Old 12-25-2016, 03:03 PM   #18
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What an old thread! I worked warranty repair back in the 60s and repaired several 66s. The main problem was the stock warped so bad nothing lined up. Maybe anyone else having problems with the 666 can find an OLD gunsmith to help you out.
 
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