Remington Model 742

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Remington Model 742
Type Rifle
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Designer Remington R&D [1]
Manufacturer Remington Arms [1]
Produced 1960-1980 [1]
No. built 1,433,269 [1]
Weight 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)[2]
Barrel length 22 in (56 cm)[2]

Action Gas operated, Semi-auto [2]
Feed system 4-round magazine [2]

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 featured a straight 4 round magazine and side ejection port as well as a free-floating barrel.[2] It also uses the same action as the Remington 1100 series shotguns design, they of course having the parent gun the venerable 870 series. In 1981 the Model 742 was replaced by the Model 7400.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Model 742 Woodsmaster". Remington Arms. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e 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.