Remington Model 742
|Remington Model 742|
|Place of origin||United States|
|No. built||1,433,269 |
|Mass||7.5 lb (3.4 kg)|
|Barrel length||22 in (56 cm)|
|Action||Gas operated, Semi-auto|
|Feed system||4-round magazine |
The Remington Model 742, also known as the Woodsmaster, is a semi-automatic rifle that was produced by Remington Arms from 1960 until 1980. It uses a straight 4-round magazine, a 10-round magazine, and a rare 20-round magazine. Features include a side ejection port and a free-floating barrel. It uses the same action as the Remington 1100 series shotguns, with both having the venerable 870 series as the parent gun. In 1981, the Model 742 was replaced by the Model 7400, followed by the Remington Model 750. While these rifles are extremely relied upon and favoured by hunters, the extractor has been known to break if carbon build up occurs.
- "Model 742 Woodsmaster". Remington Arms. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
- Marcot, Roy (2005). The History of Remington Firearms: The History of One of the World's Most Famous Gun Makers (1st Lyons Press ed.). Guilford, CT: Lyons Press. p. 88. ISBN 1592286909.