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Fort Knox

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Remington 742 Woodmaster takedown video?
« on: May 01, 2010, 03:50:28 PM »
My buddy has a 742 Woodmaster in .280 and he would like to disassemble and clean the rifle.

Last time out he had a slam fire, and he wants to strip and clean the internals.  Does this thing need to go to a smith to get disassembled?

A video link or good description would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Kyle

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Re: Remington 742 Woodmaster takedown video?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010, 09:13:09 PM »
Please!  He is weaponless without it!

Way Tall Whitey

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Re: Remington 742 Woodmaster takedown video?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010, 01:04:30 PM »
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_disassemble_a_Remington_Woods_master_Model_740_30-06_semi_auto

Remove the magazine and cycle the action. Put safety "on-safe". Drift out the two crosspins in the receiver. Move trigger group forward, down and out. This assembly can be cleaned as a group with aerosols such as Gun Scrubber.

Remove the large bolt in the front of the forend, then the forend can be slid forward and off. There is a large roll-pin which secures the action tube to the gas tube housing. USING A ROLL-PIN PUNCH, drift out the pin. Using a standard type punch will damage the pin. Bring the bolt to the rear and hold it there. Slide the bracket you just drifted the pin out of toward the rear and tip the action tube downward and then forward. DO NOT RELEASE THE BOLT or you will damage the gas tube. Slowly allow the bolt to move forward as you remove the action tube. You can now remove the recoil spring carefully (it is under tension).

The barrel is held on by the large nut at the bottom front of the receiver. Be exceptionally careful to match the wrench to the nut (there are special tools available, and they should be used). The nut removes counter-clockwise as viewed from the front. Remove the forend stabilizer spring mounted behind the nut as well.

Move the bolt halfway back to the rear again, then move the barrel forward out of the receiver. Move the bolt back forward, then turn the barrel 90 degrees and remove it from the action bars.

The bolt handle is retained by a small cross pin. You will have to position the ejection port cover and bolt just so to see it. It is drifted downward for removal, then remove the bolt handle. This allows the bolt and action bar assembly to be removed through the front of the receiver.

When cleaning, pay attention to the gas ports in the barrel (there is a special tool available).

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Re: Remington 742 Woodmaster takedown video?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010, 04:18:43 PM »
THANKS!!!

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Re: Remington 742 Woodmaster takedown video?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 08:53:17 PM »
WARNING = the trigger group can be a pain in the butt! very close tolerances getting it out and back in. not hard but tedious.
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