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]
Number 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 rotary breech block and side ejection port as well as a free-floating barrel.[2] It also used the same bolt design as the Model 760.[2] 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 f 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.