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

    Jan 29, 2003
    Deep Piney Woods of East Texas
    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

    May 17, 2004
    NE Indiana
    The gun was originally made in .30-06 and later chambered for higher pressure rounds, which tended to tear up the insides a bit on some guns.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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