How many of you guys up here own any of the Remington Nylon type rifles from the old days?
I've been doing some research them lately, and I read on the internet (which means it MUST be true) that, because all of the working parts are plastic, the guns require NO lubrication, and, subsequently, are much more reliable in cold weather than traditional auto loaders made from blued steel that requires lubrication, which can freeze up in the cold.
Is there any truth to ANY part of that? Either that they require no lubrication or that they are somehow inherently better suited for cold climates? Those of you who have owned or do own them up here, what are your overall opinions?
Late last year, a friend in FL gave me her childhood 22, a Remington 77 Apache with a 5-round magazine, manufactured April 1988. I actually didn't want it (I never really liked "plastic" guns.), but I didn't want to offend her, either. Besides, a free gun is, well, free. It has a broken magazine retainer, but I've ordered that part from numrich. I'm wondering if I didn't stumble into something here.