Remington front sight interchangeability


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30mag
July 13, 2010, 08:49 PM
Does anyone know if the 742 will accept sights (specifically the front one) from any other rifle?
I know that a 100 ATR will accept Rem 700 scope bases and the 742 shares magazines with a couple of other Remington semi-autos (750, 4, 7400).
Wouldn't surprise me if the front sight was interchangeable between the new Remington 750. Does anyone know for a fact or have a solution?
I wouldn't mind buying a complete new set. The rifle (which I bought used) came with a rear sight and Bushnell Banner 4-12x 40mm (maybe 30, but I'm too lazy to figure out).

ANYWAYS, I just figured it'd be a bit cheaper to buy the front sight. I wouldn't be opposed to buying a new set if someone can suggest a fast set (I don't want any match aperture sights).

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jmr40
July 13, 2010, 08:53 PM
I would bet the front sight from any 700, 742, 760, 7600 will all interchange, but cannot say for sure. I had a few front and rear sights laying around at one time. One of the rear sights off a Remington 700 worked perfectly on a Savage.

30mag
July 13, 2010, 08:57 PM
Right?
The hole spacing and the contour of the barrel is pretty much the only thing that would be different..

NCsmitty
July 13, 2010, 09:26 PM
If you take a look at Numrich Gun Parts, they have a lot of Remington parts.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/

MidwayUSA and other companies also have some sights, inserts and ramps.

http://www.midwayusa.com/



NCsmitty

30mag
July 13, 2010, 09:52 PM
I already looked at Midway USA, (and Amazon) they only appeared to have rear aperture sights.

30mag
July 13, 2010, 09:54 PM
Numrich looks like they may even have the kitchen sink for the Remington 742 though.
Thank you very much.

30mag
July 13, 2010, 10:07 PM
Tragically, it appears that I have the 'old-style' two screw front sight. Which they are out of stock on every single model.
Great.

jmr40
July 14, 2010, 06:54 AM
Midway does carry front sights. Not sure if this will fit your gun and you will have to order the bead separately but they do have them. http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=287478

Check in local gunshops and with gunsmiths. A lot of guys remove the sights when mounting scopes and fill the holes with the filler plugs. Every shop or gunsmith I know who mounts scopes have a box full of sights laying around they will sell you cheap.

30mag
July 15, 2010, 01:46 PM
I'll check my local gunshop, but the guys in there talk more than anything else. I don't know how it stays open...
That won't fit my rifle I don't think. My rifle uses this sight ramp (http://cgi.ebay.com/Remington-740-and-742-Front-Sight-Ramp-/160127863610?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25485d4b3a#ht_500wt_1154) though. I don't think the holes are threaded correctly for the one screw version.

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