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Have a Remington Model Four in .270 Win. bought back new in 81. Never had an issue with feeding or ejection so far. Keep in mind gas and bolt system were changed from the Model 742. Suppose to be an improvement over the older system. They listed for $450 back then but I paid $400. My book says around 68,000 were produced between 81-87. Don't know what you paid if going to purchase but seems they should go for a premium with all the walnut and high polish bluing.
Surprisingly, it was priced lower than most of the "hunter's condition" guns displaying plenty of honest wear. I couldn't pass it up given the condition and all. I've never bought a gun with "provenance" before. It's not an exotic rifle but the story that came with it is pretty cool.
 

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Surprisingly, it was priced lower than most of the "hunter's condition" guns displaying plenty of honest wear. I couldn't pass it up given the condition and all. I've never bought a gun with "provenance" before. It's not an exotic rifle but the story that came with it is pretty cool.
Hmm good for you. It looks to be in mint shape. Maybe not as popular as other rifles in bolt or lever but it feels great in hand and what a bluing and walnut elegant looking gun. If ya need more info I have the book on Remington pumps and autos. Take care of that magazine as they can be tough to find.
 

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Hmm good for you. It looks to be in mint shape. Maybe not as popular as other rifles in bolt or lever but it feels great in hand and what a bluing and walnut elegant looking gun. If ya need more info I have the book on Remington pumps and autos. Take care of that magazine as they can be tough to find.
Actually, all of the long action magazines inter change. I had 6 mags to go with mine. Some said 270 on them, some 30-06. I bought several of the 270 for $10 each on a clearance rack. Somebody makes a 10round plastic magazine. REMINGTON 7400/742 MAGAZINE 30-06 SPRINGFIELD 10RD STEEL BLA : TRIPLE-K REMINGTON 7400 10RD MAGAZINE 30-06

SPRINGFIELD | Brownells
$36 and in stock.
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The regular magazine is $47 but shows out of stock at Brownells. All of the models 742, 7400, and 4 take the same magazines. FWI


270 Win. (1981 – 2005)
7mm Rem. Express (1981 - 1987)
280 Rem. (1988 – 2000)
30-06 Sprg. (1981 – 2005
35 Whelen (1993 – 1995)
 

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i really liked my win. 100.
it would always put the first 2 shots cutting each other and then the third one straight to the right about 3/4" away.
it worked as advertised 100% of the time every time, don't know why i ever got rid of it.
 

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Actually, all of the long action magazines inter change. I had 6 mags to go with mine. Some said 270 on them, some 30-06. I bought several of the 270 for $10 each on a clearance rack. Somebody makes a 10round plastic magazine. REMINGTON 7400/742 MAGAZINE 30-06 SPRINGFIELD 10RD STEEL BLA : TRIPLE-K REMINGTON 7400 10RD MAGAZINE 30-06
SPRINGFIELD | Brownells
$36 and in stock. View attachment 174712 View attachment 174713
The regular magazine is $47 but shows out of stock at Brownells. All of the models 742, 7400, and 4 take the same magazines. FWI


270 Win. (1981 – 2005)
7mm Rem. Express (1981 - 1987)
280 Rem. (1988 – 2000)
30-06 Sprg. (1981 – 2005
35 Whelen (1993 – 1995)
Thanks for the links. I’ll pick up a spare for the 7400 and the 783! I have Brownell’s gift I’ve been sitting on!
 

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That Remington 742 is a beauty. I love guns that have their own distinctive look like the Remington 742, Ruger #1, Savage-99 and Winchester-88. You can recognize them from 50 feet away.

The Winchester model-100 shared stock dimensions with the model-70, 88 and 490.
The 490 was a .22 lr semi-auto intended for inexpensive practice with the same feel as the centerfire models.
 
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