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#2483271 - 10/07/08 rem 742 to pump conversion?
humdinger Offline
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Registered: 08/24/05
Posts: 2027
Loc: Twin Cities MN
Guys,
http://www.ahlmans.com/
This company offers a rem 742 to pump conversion for about $230 and even remington lists them at their website. I have heard of the pump conversions, but never seen one.
Has anyone else seen one? Shot one? got pictures?

H
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#2483316 - 10/07/08 Re: rem 742 to pump conversion? [Re: humdinger]
tzone Offline
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Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 30619
Loc: MN
For that money, I'd just buy a 760 for about 50 more bucks and have two guns.
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#2483319 - 10/07/08 Re: rem 742 to pump conversion? [Re: tzone]
SKane Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 13353
Loc: Middle West
BINGO.
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#2483370 - 10/07/08 Re: rem 742 to pump conversion? [Re: humdinger]
260Remguy Offline
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Registered: 12/19/02
Posts: 17188
Loc: NE
The whole Remington 740/742/7400 series has cycling problems if the guide rails on the inside of the receiver get damaged. The rifle work fine as a manually cycled pump action, since the action cycles so much slower. If you have a 740/742/7400 that won't cycle and you want it to work reliably, the Ahlman's conversion is probably a good idea.

Jeff

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#2483535 - 10/07/08 Re: rem 742 to pump conversion? [Re: 260Remguy]
humdinger Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 08/24/05
Posts: 2027
Loc: Twin Cities MN
This conversion could renew some sentimental "wall hangers" or a person could get a deal on non-funtional ones to convert. I was at gander mountain the other night watching a guy try to trade his 742 on a pump and the gun counter guy didn't even open the gun case when he said they don't take 742 trades... Of course the guy was trying to trade off a problem gun and I told him about the conversions.
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#2483565 - 10/07/08 Re: rem 742 to pump conversion? [Re: humdinger]
lodgepole Offline
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Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 1011
Loc: 38 km SW of Paradise
If I had a Rem 742 I'd pay someone $230.00 to haul it away.

But thats just me.
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#2483593 - 10/07/08 Re: rem 742 to pump conversion? [Re: humdinger]
Redneck Offline
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Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 40048
Loc: WI. - for now..
Wow.. Price has gone up.. Couple of years ago that was $175...
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