Remington Model 742

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Remington Model 742
Remington Model 742, caliber .280 Remington.jpg
Place of originUnited States
Production history
DesignerRemington R&D [1]
ManufacturerRemington Arms [1]
Produced1960-1980 [1]
No. built1,433,269 [1]
Mass7.5 lb (3.4 kg)[2]
Barrel length22 in (56 cm)[2]

ActionGas operated, Semi-auto [2]
Feed system4-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 features 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, with both 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. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012. 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.