Model: 742ADL Woodsmaster 1816-1966 150th Anniversary Commemorative
Serial Number: 221150
Year of Manufacture: 1966 (From N on Barrel) (On ATF C&R List)
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Remington Arms Co. Inc. / Ilion, N.Y. Made In U.S.A. / Patent No. 2,685,754 AND OTHERS ”, “30-06 Sprg.”, a “X” in a triangle, an inspection mark, “AN” and “S”. The left side of the receiver is marked “221150”, “Remington Arms Company, Inc. / 1816-1966 / 150th Anniversary” in gold lettering inside a circle and “Woodsmaster / Model 742”. The right side of the barrel is marked with an ovalled “REP” and 2 proofs.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a rear “U” notched elevator sight with a white triangle below the notch for an eye-catching aiming point. The base of the sight is screwed to the barrel. The front sight is a bead dovetailed into a serrated ramp that is screwed to the barrel. The receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a scope mount.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece stocks are press checkered walnut with a fleur-de-lis pattern to the border and finished with a satin finish. The buttstock has a pistol grip and a checkered alloy buttplate marked “Remington”. The buttplate has a black finish over the checkering with side edges that appear gold due to the over coating of varnish from the stock. The pistol grip has a black plastic cap marked “Remington Woodsmaster / Model 742”. The top of the comb shows a few very light handling marks. The top of the comb, underside of the grip and buttstock, and left rear of the forend show spotting where the finish is damaged from water or other chemicals. The checkering is without flaws. The LOP measures 13 ¼” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate, which is in Excellent condition. The stocks rate in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. Our bore gauge measures a ME of 0.0.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. The barrel shows a very few minor handling marks. The front sight appears to be covered in light pitting. The left side of the receiver shows a scratch near the rear that looks like someone tried to cover it up with cold blue. There are also light marks near the front. The right side of the receiver shows spots of thinning, a spot of discoloration, and a few tiny spots of pinprick surface erosion. The trigger assembly shows small spots of pinprick surface erosion on each side of the trigger guard. The sides of the safety show frosting. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a one factory 4-round magazine marked “30-06”. It has a button for releasing the slide, which is unique to Remington. The magazine shows very light wear on its sides, with a tiny spot of pinprick surface erosion on the bottom. It is in Excellent condition. The rifle comes in its original white black and red cardboard box marked on the top with both Remington and DuPont trademarks. It has an end label that correctly describes the make, model and serial number of this rifle. The bottom of the box is folded over to form a fitted area for this rifle. The box has areas of surface loss where tape was applied and removed, and shows light wear marks. The bottom of the box shows water staining on the end opposite the end label. Overall, the box is in Fine condition. Included with the box are a Remington Instruction folder and a Parts Price List for this rifle that is in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: From http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/journals/Model_74N: “Remington’s Model 8 auto-loading rifle was becoming expensive to make, so in 1933 Remington’s new president Charles Krum decided they needed a new rifle. The result was the Model 740 which didn’t get released until 1955 because of problems, and apparently there were some they didn’t know they had. By 1958 Remington was working on fixing the various weaknesses. The Model 742 came out in 1960, improving the cartridge ejecting system, adding a latch to the bolt to prevent bolt rotation when unlocked, improving the accuracy by adding a double pitch screw to provide the proper fore-end clearance, and changing the magazine feed lips to improve cartridge feeding, among others. The 742 had two grades to start: “A” which had a plain uncheckered buttstock, and “ADL” which featured checkering, a grip cap and roll engraved game scenes on the receiver. Later, these two grades were combined into one basic grade, with the engraving deleted, and the “BDL” added which included a Monte Carlo buttstock and basket weave pressed checkering. This rifle is a Model 742ADL in .30-06 Springfield commemorating Remington’s 150th Anniversary. The rifle is in Fine condition, but obviously wasn’t stored properly and has slight water damage to the stock and metal. Still, this rifle, in its original factory box, should have interest to the Remington collectors out there, not to mention hunters who appreciate the .30-06.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R rifle can be transferred in California.
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