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#3029546 - 11/12/12 01:17 PM 742 remington carbine
southernhunter
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my dad is looking for a carbine semi auto 750 remington. i found a 742 looks to be in great condition, i know some have had issues with the 742 , i myself have owned a 7400 and 750 carbine both jammed . but i will say i never held a gun i liked more than those two and i have one thats never jammed even when i tried to jam it. never owned a 742 so i would like some input on them ? thanks
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#3029554 - 11/12/12 01:19 PM Re: 742 remington carbine [Re: southernhunter]
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Look at where the bolt slides. If it looks kinda waivy, it's been very heavily used.
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#3029845 - 11/12/12 03:33 PM Re: 742 remington carbine [Re: BigD_625]
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thanks bigd
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#3029865 - 11/12/12 03:41 PM Re: 742 remington carbine [Re: southernhunter]
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Hope you find one!!
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#3029893 - 11/12/12 03:56 PM Re: 742 remington carbine [Re: BigD_625]
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Check the chamber for rust and bolt rails for burrs
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#3030098 - 11/12/12 06:04 PM Re: 742 remington carbine [Re: 7mminatree]
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Just make sure it cycles BEFORE you buy it. Dont ask me how I know that.
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#3037356 - 11/17/12 07:42 AM Re: 742 remington carbine [Re: BigD_625]
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 Originally Posted By: BigD_625
Look at where the bolt slides. If it looks kinda waivy, it's been very heavily used.
I'll second that. Some 742 rifles are a little beat up. They wasn't built to be shot a whole lot. I've heard of guys that converted them to a straight slide bolt action and got more service out of beat up rifles.
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