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Old 07-08-2008, 11:09 AM
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I have an opportunity to buy one. .270 caliber. I have no idea what it is worth. Could be a $100 or could be $1000. Can some one help put me at least in the ball park.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
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The 2008 Firearms 18th Edition shows this to run from $275 in excellent condition, down to $100 in poor condition for the standard rifle.

The carbine (18.5" bbl) goes for $375 excellent to $150 poor.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:31 AM
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Hi Pacherokee,
You need to give a little more detail. The 760s were made for a long time in different stock configurations. The 270 usually go for more than the 30-06, for one in good condition they are around $350-400 in Edinboro. If you can get it for $300 you got a good deal.

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Old 07-08-2008, 11:43 AM
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Thanks for all of the quick responses.

The only additional information I have is the S/N 90302. I hopefully will see it tomorrow.

Thanks Again

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Old 07-09-2008, 02:35 PM
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Here is the exact pricing guide out of the Blue book for your 760 gamemaster.
MODEL 760 GAMEMASTER
- .222 Rem. (mfg. 1958-61), .223 Rem. (limited mfg. 1964-69), 6mm Rem. (introduced 1969), .243 Win. (introduced 1968), .244 (mfg. 1956-59), .257 Roberts (mfg. 1955-58), .270 Win., .280 Rem. (mfg. 1958-1967), .30-06, .300 Sav. (disc. 1958), .308 Win., or .35 Rem. (mfg. 1952-67, and 1980) cal., 22 in. barrel, detachable mag., uncheckered or checkered (new 1964) pistol grip stock. Mfg. 1952-1980.
Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$375 $325 $275 $250 $225 $200 $175
.222 Rem. cal. $1,150 $900 $800 $725 $650 $575 $500
.223 Rem. cal. $1,350 $995 $850 $775 $700 $625 $575
.257 Roberts cal. $850 $695 $575 $450 $400 $350 $300

Add 10% for .300 Savage or .35 Rem. cal.
The Model 760 seems to have regional pricing differences in the rare calibers. Values in the Eastern U.S. seem to be quite a bit higher than prices encountered in the Midwest and West. Hence, values on the .222 Rem., .223 Rem., and .257 Roberts cals. reflect a nationalized average rather than one region's high or another's low. A few Model 760s were also mfg. in .244 cal. (before going to 6mm Rem.) - very rare with pricing unpredictable.
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Rem 742 Woodsmaster .308

Does anyone have access to a Blue Book value of a Remington 742 Woodsmaster in .308? It has a Bell & Carlson mossy oak synthetic stock. Condition is about 90%. I do not have access to a value book at this time.
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In 1952 Remington introduced the 760 Gamemaster in 30-06, 300 Sav, and 35 Rem. They only made the 30-06 for 1 year in 52 and that was it. In 1953 they chambered it 270 Win and again the 270 was only for 1 year in 53. They never chambered either of these calibers again in that model. A friend of mine has one in 30-06 he got when his father passed away and we have looked at this stuff on Remington's website before. They don't have any values there but for around $300 it would be a good deal. I saw a 30-06 that sold last year on a auction website for $276.
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I've seen a bunch of .270 and 30-06 760's. I've owned several and still have one in 30-06..... hard to believe they were only made for one year. I wonder if those production dates are accurate Fred?
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More in line with the OP's question. Out here most of the nicer 760's I've seen in the racks have $300 to $375 price tags. Occaisonally you'll find a beater for a couple hundred bucks.
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I've seen a bunch of .270 and 30-06 760's. I've owned several and still have one in 30-06..... hard to believe they were only made for one year. I wonder if those production dates are accurate Fred?
Well they came off of Remington's website so i guess they are !! Serial numbers 1000-541000 were 1951-1967, with his being 90,302 that would seem about right for 1953.

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I've seen a bunch of .270 and 30-06 760's. I've owned several and still have one in 30-06..... hard to believe they were only made for one year. I wonder if those production dates are accurate Fred?
What this poster was saying is that he doesn't believe the 760 was only made in 30/06 for one year and .270 for only one year, which is what the posting seemed to say. The 760 was likely produced in both in pretty much every year of production, except, perhaps the .270 in 1952. The 760 was produced by Remington from 1952 until 1981 when it "became" the model 7600.
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Well I don't know about the Model 7600. The info on Remington's web states the year production started and ended for each caliber, 30-06-1952, 300Sav- 1952-1960, 35- Rem-1952-1967, 270 Win 1953, 244 Rem-1957-1960 and so on. I'm not sure about any other models. I've looked at the 760 stuff before for a friend who has one in 30-06 he got from his father.
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Well I don't know about the Model 7600. The info on Remington's web states the year production started and ended for each caliber, 30-06-1952, 300Sav- 1952-1960, 35- Rem-1952-1967, 270 Win 1953, 244 Rem-1957-1960 and so on. I'm not sure about any other models. I've looked at the 760 stuff before for a friend who has one in 30-06 he got from his father.
What that means is that the '06 & .270 started production in '52 & '53 respectively and never ceased being produced. The .35 Rem sarted in '52 and ceased in '67 and so on.....
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Tnhunter you are absolutely correct . They made something like 1.3 million and at least 80% of them were in 30-06 ! I have yet to see a .300 Savage that was made after 1958 , I think it probably took till 1960 to sell them all and that became Remingtons production stop date !
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Tnhunter you are absolutely correct . They made something like 1.3 million and at least 80% of them were in 30-06 ! I have yet to see a .300 Savage that was made after 1958 , I think it probably took till 1960 to sell them all and that became Remingtons production stop date !

Hello, and yes I am new here,
I have a Remington 760 in .300 savage, but don't know how to ID the build date. Can you help?
Also, I need a magazine that will work in this rifle. Any suggestions?
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On the left side of the barrel just forward of the receiver should be a series of letters . These are the codes that designate year of production . In chronological order 1952-YY 53-ZZ 54-A 55-B 56-C 57-D 58- E 5F 60-G . Those should be the last letter in the code . The month would be the letter preceding the year which are coded using the letters B L A C K P O W E R X , Jan. being B and Dec. being X . I beleive they started tapping them for scope mounts in 1955 .As far as .300 Sav. Magazines go , they are scarse as hens teeth . Every now and then you'll see one on GunBroker , but they aren't cheap . Some folks say the .308 sized mags will work , others say they won't , I am lucky to have the right one I guess .
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Thank you oneoldsap. The code on the gun is oYY? Yes, there are four stampings. First letter is an "o", second two letters are "YY", but the forth symbol I can't make out. The forth doesn't look like a letter at all, that is why I put a question make in the code.

After reading other entries about this magazine issue I bought a short action magazine, .308, and tried it. First the mag will not engage and stay in and second, if I try to move the action the mag interferes with the action. Maybe if I had an original mag I could file the .308 mag to work properly. I did fine one magazine, used, the price was way to high.
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A .308 mag isn't going to work in a .270 ! Too short inside , unless you remove the block in the rear . These Mags almost always require fitting , even when they are in the right Cal. it's not rocket science but takes some Gray matter and practice ! Usually there is very little if any filing involved .
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I was trying a .308 in a rifle cambered for .300 Savage. I understood that the short action magazine needed to be used in a .300 Did I misunderstand? Is there another magazine I should try in the .300 Savage? Would really like to get this rifle working as it is in very good condition and would make a great deer rifle.
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