Remington Model 742

Remington Model 742
Remington Model 742, caliber .280 Remington.jpg
Place of originUnited States
Service history
Used byProvisional IRA
WarsThe Troubles
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 uses a straight 4-round magazine, a 10-round magazine, and a rare 20-round magazine. Features include a side ejection port and a free-floating barrel.[2] It uses the same action as the Remington 1100 series shotguns, with both having the venerable 870 series as the parent gun. In 1981, the Model 742 was replaced by the Model 7400, followed by the Remington Model 750. While these rifles are widely used and favoured by hunters, the extractor has been known to break if carbon build up occurs. This has given the model 742 rifle the nickname of a "jammy remmy".


  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.