What are some facts about the Remington model 742 rifle?

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The Remington Model 742 Woodsmaster is a center-fire rifle introduced in 1960. Remington reports that approximately 1,433,269 of these rifles were put into production over a 20-year span. The rifle was discontinued in 1980 and replaced in 1981 by the Model 7400, according to Wikipedia.

Wikipedia also notes that the Model 742 Woodsmaster features a free-floating barrel design. The Remington Model 760 utilizes the same bolt design as the Model 742. The Model 742 can accommodate up to a four-round magazine and can use 6mm Remington cartridges, .280 Remington, .243 Winchester, .308 Winchester or .30-06 Springfield cartridges. A Model 742 rifle weighs approximately 7.5 pounds, with a barrel length of approximately 22 inches. The semi-automatic function is gas powered. The Model 742 also features an automatic loading mechanism. According to Remington, the Model 742 was designed by the company's research and development department. Five different versions of the Model 742 were made available to the public, including the 742A Standard, the 742ADL Deluxe, the 742BDL Deluxe, the 742C Carbine and the 742CDL Deluxe Carbine. Related Remington variations of the Model 742 include the 100th Canadian Anniversary edition, the 150th Year Anniversary model and the 200th Bicentennial United States Anniversary edition.

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I found on Remington Arms website that the serial number was made between 1951-1967 1,000-541,000. Model 742 was only made from 1960-1980 so yours would have been made between 1960
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1. Check that the rifle is not loaded. Place it upside-down in the gun vise. 2. Hold the bipod with the legs folded and facing toward you. 3. Locate the attachment screw on the bipod
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i have the exact same gun i suggest u buy a differnt mag for it though but now back to buisness if it is a adl in excellent condition its about 300-400 bdl is 350-450.
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