Remington Model 740

Remington Woodsmaster 740
Place of originUnited States
Production history
DesignerRemington R&D[1]
ManufacturerRemington Arms
Produced1955–1960 [1]
No. built251,398 [1]
Mass7.5 lb (3.4 kg)[2]
Length42.5 in (108 cm)[2]
Barrel length22 in (56 cm)[2]

Feed system4-round magazine[1]
SightsWhite metal bead ramp front
Step-adjustable semi-buckhorn rear[2]

The Remington Woodsmaster Model 740 is a semi-automatic rifle manufactured by Remington Arms between 1955 and 1959.[1] The rifle had a 22-inch barrel and a four-round magazine.[1] The original calibers were 30-06 and .308, but calibers .244 and .280 were made available subsequently. The blued metal barreled action was mounted in a walnut stock. This model was succeeded by the Remington Model 742 in 1960 and the Remington Model 7400 in 1980.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Model 740 Woodsmaster". Remington Arms Company LLC. Archived from the original on 18 May 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e Peterson, Philip. Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900 to Present (16th ed.). p. 384.