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"The Remington NYLON"
THE REMINGTON NYLON
For the Black shopping weekend GTGS was in The City of Ocala. We had a great show at the National Guard Armory. I would like to thank all of our great customers for coming out to support us. There were multiple examples of great weapons to write about. The gun of choice comes this week from our friend Greg our resident NRA recruiter. He mentioned seeing a nice Remington Nylon 66 and on a vendors table. I of course asked which model nylon it was. He said it was brown and asked how many different models there were.
I replied by telling the story of a friend of mine who once had a dream of owning a whole collection of Remington Nylons. My friend of course had a Nylon 66 Autoloader when he was a kid with the brown zytel plastic stock. When his first born was conceived he set out to find her a Nylon she could grow up with. He remembered his friend having one with a nickel receiver and black stock. After a little research he found out how collectable the Nylons had become. With childhood memories of his Nylon and the many tin cans he murdered growing up he set off to obtain a collection of Nylons.
His first acquisition walked through his pawn shop a few days later. The specimen was a standard Nylon 66 autoloader with the brown zytel plastic stock. The standard Nylon 66 was In 22 long rifle only, sported a 19 5/8 inch barrel, a buttstock tube magazine that held 14 shells, weighed 4 pounds and had a zytel plastic stock that came in black, brown or green. Between 1959 and 1990 Remington made 1,050,336 of these. Having the Nylon in his possession sent him on a five year quest!
Browsing Gun Broker daily and attending every gun show his wife would allow the Nylon became an obsession! Next he acquired the Model 10-C acquired at the Lakeland gun show. The 10-C was semi auto and came with a 10 shot magazine. It was made between 1971 and 1978 with a production of 129,000. Next a Nylon 66 Bicentennial won at auction on Gun Broker. The Bicentennial had an inscription on the receiver, was manufactured 1976 only with a total production of 10,268.
The third plastic classic came six months later... Read More...
"The Grendel P10"
We brought GTGS back to Leesburg last week. The show was held in the Leesburg National Guard Armory in beautiful downtown Leesburg. I am betting the local liberals love when we come to town! The Leesburg Armory is one of the last armory's left with beautiful wood floors (really nice to stand on all weekend compared to concrete) and glass blocks at the top of the walls that make better lighting conditions than any other show we have. I always enjoy this show because it brings back lots of good memories of great conversations of rare colts with my good friend Dick Davidson. Dick always made time to visit us at this show (even when he needed to get his wonderful wife up to a Gator game). Dick, you are missed and I hope writing about a Grendel does not make you roll over! Lord knows I bet you repaired many of them. I think you will get a laugh out of this Grendel's story, just like I did.
I know everybody is thinking I bumped my head writing about a Grendel P10, however, if you bear with me you might enjoy the story. We had a "no show" this weekend so I was occupying a table with some of my relics. I had just traded into a really neat rifle that was a mystery to me. The weapon was a 1903 Springfield with a Rock Island receiver made in 1904 in standard military configuration in 22 caliber. I have played with 1903 rifles for years and have never seen one in this configuration (stay tuned for a future article on this unusual rifle). I was nose deep in my computer doing research on this rifle. Read More...
THE ASTRA CUB
This past weekend we brought GTGS to Starke, at the Bradford County Fairgrounds. You know the place full of state prisons on 301 just north of Waldo the speed trap. The show had a good turnout. I would like to thank all of our friends from the Bradford County area for coming out to see us.
After spending hours of checking lots of nice guns on Sunday, at one o'clock in walked a super nice representation of one of my favorite little handguns. The almost mint in the original box Astra cub was born in 1962 according to the date code under the left plastic grip panel. It was in 22 short as were most. The little gun had both its correct nickel plated Firearms Int'l Corp. marked magazines. The Model 2000 Cub's box was correctly serial numbered to the gun. The brown grips were minty and un-shrunk unlike so many of the 60's era plastic grips. The little Spanish gun will make a nice addition to somebody's collection! Read More...
WHERE DID ALL THE MODEL NINETY FOUR'S GO?
Before I get to the story please allow me to introduce myself. For those of you that don't know me anyway. My name is Terry, my partner Benny and I started GTGS, (Gun trader gun shows), in the fall of 2008. We are enjoying our fifth year of turning our hobby into a business. I have been collecting guns since 1988. I like pretty much anything that will propel a chunk of lead down a tube by way of fire! With that said let me get back to something cool: The Winchester Model 94. Read More...