Remington Model 742 Woodsmaster .30-06 Sprg. 22″ Semi-Auto Rifle, MFD 1978

SOLD FOR: $1600

LSB#: 210921RD03

Make: Remington

Model: Woodsmaster 742

Serial Number: B6913721

Year of Manufacture: 1978 (BQ Date Code)

Caliber: .30-06 Sprg.

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Rifle

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC., ILION, N.Y. / MADE IN U.S.A. PAT. NUMBER-2,747,313”, “.30-06 SPRG.”, and “BQ 48”. The left side of the barrel is marked with magnaflux, proof, and test marks. The left of the receiver is marked “Remington / B6913721″ and “Woodmaster / MODEL 742”.

Barrel Length: 22”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed into a serrated ramped base screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a “U” notch with a triangle underneath, dovetailed onto a slider that is on a ramped base that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. The top of the receiver is installed with a one-piece rail and a pair of rings holding a Bushnell Elite 3200 9-9×40 scope. The scope has some scattered rubs and little marks. The scope has a duplex-style reticle and the glass is clear, it rates in about Fine Plus condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two-piece press-checkered skipline wood set with a fluted straight comb. There are a few little dings through the finish and light compressions. There are a couple of scratches, most noticeable on the left side of the buttstock at the heel. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the checkered black plastic Remington buttplate. The buttplate has some scattered little nicks and scratches. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a few spots of erosion, mostly in the grooves.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. There are some patches of oxidation and light scabbing on the receiver and barrel. There are a few scattered little nicks through the finish. The pinheads are unmarred and the screwheads have light wear. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is the previously described scope and a 4-round magazine.

Our Assessment: The Remington 742 Woodsmaster was made from 1960 to 1980, as a reliable and easy to point semi-automatic rifle with removable magazines, this one was made in 1978 and has about 90% of the blue finish remains. There are some scatered areas of oxidation on the metal and the bore has a few spots of erosion, but this rifle should still be capable of nice groups. This one comes with a scope and a single magazine to get you started. Please see our pictures and good luck!

Remington Model 742 Woodsmaster .30-06 Sprg. 22" Semi-Auto Rifle, MFD 1978
Remington Model 742 Woodsmaster .30-06 Sprg. 22″ Semi-Auto Rifle, MFD 1978