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Old 01-02-2013, 21:27   #41
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Has anyone figured out a simple repair for the rear sight when the elevation screw is stripped?

I am kicking myself for having my choice of 1/2 dozen at a big guns shop at a ridiculous low price and I only bought one.

I am trying to get a manufacture date on it because I suspect it is a first year and since I was born that year and in the middle of that worlds record shooting event with the Nylon, I'd like to verify it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 17:36   #42
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Has anyone figured out a simple repair for the rear sight when the elevation screw is stripped?

I am kicking myself for having my choice of 1/2 dozen at a big guns shop at a ridiculous low price and I only bought one.

I am trying to get a manufacture date on it because I suspect it is a first year and since I was born that year and in the middle of that worlds record shooting event with the Nylon, I'd like to verify it.
The date is a two letter code located on the barrel in front of the rear sight on the left side. First letter is the month, second is the year.

Here is a link to how to date them....

http://www.nylonrifles.com/wp/2009/11/datecodes/

let us know what you find out
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Old 01-06-2013, 19:33   #43
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I still have a Black Nylon 66 with stainless steel barrel and receiver. Got it when I was a kid around 9 years old. Love it. Still shoots accurate.
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Old 01-06-2013, 20:42   #44
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The date is a two letter code located on the barrel in front of the rear sight on the left side. First letter is the month, second is the year.

Here is a link to how to date them....

http://www.nylonrifles.com/wp/2009/11/datecodes/

let us know what you find out
No serial number just "AFB" and " Pat Pend .22 LR only" so I am going with March '59
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:19   #45
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Got a 1978 black diamond myself..
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Old 01-07-2013, 15:11   #46
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No serial number just "AFB" and " Pat Pend .22 LR only" so I am going with March '59
Could be an early first year rifle, pretty nice. Does it had a thumb screw type windage knob or a tiny little slotted screw? The big head screw is on early rifles. The small head was introduced 1964ish.

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