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Remington 742

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Boyds, May 14, 2004.

  1. Boyds

    Boyds Guest

    I have a nice old Remington 742 that I'd like to find out when it was made, and it's worth.

    thanks in advance.
  2. CountryGunsmith

    CountryGunsmith New Member

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    On the left side of the barrel just ahead of the receiver you will find the letter code. It is a single capital letter followed by either another single capital letter or a pair of capital letters.
  3. offeror

    offeror New Member

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    The gun was originally made in .30-06 and later chambered for higher pressure rounds, which tended to tear up the insides a bit on some guns. A lot of guys swear by them, and others swear at them. You can expect to get $250-300 for a good one, in my experience. Most guys who have a good one like theirs well enough that there is really no incentive to sell, unless you need the $200-300 you may get. Some guys do like the 742 a little better because it's a carbine.

    These were replaced by the 7400 series which have a better reputation even with high pressure cartridges and therefore can command a little more money, but none of the stock guns is rare to my knowledge.
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