Remington model 740 question

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by bigbomar4, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. bigbomar4

    bigbomar4 New Member

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    I have an old model 740 that was given to me by my uncle. When I got it and cleaned it for the first time I noticed a lot of wear where the bolt rides and on the locking lugs. Ive taken it to the range a few times and it miss feeds all the time so I took it to a gun smith. Once he saw my gun before I even told him the problem he told me what he expected to see and it was completly right. After I showed him he said dont ever shoot it again its about to come apart and hurt some one. This gun never got the recall done on it. Will remington give me any help on this? I would hate for this rifle to just be a wall hanger.
     
  2. bigbomar4

    bigbomar4 New Member

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    um, hello? anybody?
     

  3. TLuker

    TLuker New Member

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    Call Remington customer service and see. I doubt they will do anything but you never now and it'll only cost you a phone call.
     
  4. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Thats what id have to say. Itll be very expensive to have a smith fix.....if you can find one that will fix it at all

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Those were not known for their longevity. Shooting a box of ammo a year, the gun should last nearly a lifetime. Not a good plinker as they do not hold up to hard use.

    I agree, contact Remington. See if there is anything they are willing to do for you. May have to send it in to get an appraisal of fixability
     
  6. 7mmstw

    7mmstw New Member

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    Nu Line guns fixes them.
     
  7. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    I had a Rem 742 I purchased new in the mid 70s which is the same bolt design as the 740,the bolt locking lugs on my became disfigured to the point it would not even forcefully lock the bolt. The gun lasted until the early 90s at that point it was inoperable without a new bolt and the parts in the receiver where the bolt locking lugs locked into the receiver which was going to cost 180.00 to fix the rifle.
     
  8. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    You got your money put of it and then some......nothin wrong w that

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  9. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    That's for sure Marlinman
    I bought that rifle new 199.99 at Walmart and traded it in to the same shop that quoted the 180.00 to fix the rifle,they gave me 200.00 trade on a new rifle :)
     
  10. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    You know why they did that dont you? The parts out of it for the most part can be used in any semi auto center fire remington, browning, or winchester

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did