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Remington model 742 Facts:

Designed by:

Remington R&D


Manufactured by:

Remington Arms
1,400,000 + produced


Remington model 742 Prices

 in 1960: $138.50
Remington model 742 Specifications:
7.5 Pounds



Remington model 742 Woodsmaster


Remington Model 742 Woodsmaster semi automatic rifle


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The Remington Model 742 Woodsmaster is a semi-automatic rifle that was produced by Remington Arms from 1960 until 1980 in numbers around 1.4 million. This hunting rifle featured a rotary breech block as well as a side ejection in conjunction with a free-floating barrel.


Barrel length:
22 Inches

.243 Win, 6mm Remington, .280 Remington, .30-06, .308 Win



 4 Rounds



Remington model 742 owners manual

(From Remington)

Remington model 742 Woodsmaster, model 742 Woodsmaster rifle

The Model 742 also used the same bolt design as the Remington Model 760 and was chambered in .243, 6mm Remington, .280 Remington, .308 and.30-06 .

By 1981, Remington decided the Model 742 needed to be updated and was replaced by the Model 7400.

Model 742 Woodsmaster History

Remington offered the Woodsmaster in the following grades:

742A Standard
742ADL Deluxe
742BDL Deluxe
742CDL Deluxe Carbine
742C Carbine

According to Remington, there were only 3 variations produced:

150th Year Anniversary
100th Canadian Anniversary
Bicentennial 200th United States Anniversary


Remington Model 742 Woodsmaster Serial Number Lookup:

Serial Number Blocks:

1951-1967 1,000-541,000
1968-1975 6,900,000-7,499,999
1975-1978 A6,900,000-A7,499,999
1978-1981 B6,900,000-B7,499,999

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