SOLD FOR: $6742.77
Model: 742F Woodsmaster Premier, Robert Runge Engraved
Serial Number: 315863
Year of Manufacture: 1960-1972
Caliber: .30-06 Sprg.
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle with Removable Magazine
Markings: The bottom of the receiver is marked “Remington / MODEL 742F / 315863”. The left side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC., ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.” above two lines of patent numbers and is also marked “.30-06 SPRG.”. The receiver, chamber, trigger guard, magazine, and nosecap all have Premier grade scroll engraving, border engraving, and game scenes. The left side of the receiver has a moose, an elk, and a bear. The right side has a dall sheep, a deer, and an antelope. The top of the receiver has a bust of a ram. Within the center game scene on the left side of the receiver is Bob Runge’s mark and date “RPR 69”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed into a serrated ramped base that is screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a folding “U” notch elevator sight screwed to a base that is fixed to the barrel. The top of the receiver has two pairs of drilled, tapped, and filled holes.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered figured walnut with a capped pistol grip, straight comb, capped forend, initial plate in the belly (unmarked), and checkered black plastic Remington buttplate. There are some scattered light compression, draglines, and some light marks through the finish, the most noticeable are on the forend and wrist. There are some spots of finish loss and some spots of finish lifting off the wood, the most noticeable are on the belly and comb. The checkering is strong. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some scattered light wear, mostly at the heel and toe. The stocks are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few little marks through the finish and a few little marks that have thinned the finish, most noticeable on the left side of the receiver at the rear, barrel at the muzzle, and bottom of the barrel. There is some finish wear on the edge of the muzzle. There is light operational wear. The pinheads are unmarred. The markings are clear and strong. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a single magazine.
Our Assessment: The Remington Model 760 Gamemaster and 742 Woodsmasters are both popular hunting and sporting rifles from Remington. The rifles were chambered in popular hunting calibers for sporting purposes and were pump and semi-automatic respectively. They were very popular and were produced for a number of decades. They were fast handling rifles and were favored by quite a few hunters, however, in the case of this 742 rifle, hunting was the last thing on the owner’s mind. The rifle has Peerless Grade factory engraving and has beautiful scroll engraving. The engraving was done by master engraver Robert “Bob” Runge and was signed by him on the receiver’s left side. The rifle is also fitted with checkered walnut stocks with a very nice grain. This is a beautiful rifle that will make a great addition to any collection, you’d be a fool not to drop a bid and owe it to yourself to see the pictures. Please see our photos and good luck!
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