View Full Version : New 7400 remington for a truck gun/protection on ranch!

November 16, 2004, 01:55 PM
Just got this thing and havnt bought a rifle since gun ban. Then I figured out Im better off with a single shot at least I can get it reloaded! Is there anyway to do away with all that BS that they have added on to these weapons. Or maybe it has always been there and I just never noticed it on my brotherinlaws old rem 742. I have a new 7400 3006 Rem carbine and the bolt lever is so small ya cant pull it back hardley. I have a tig rig and almost a complete metal shop. Can ya make it larger or install the old lever I seem to remember it being larger. In cold weather you cna forget this rifle as it is now unless you load it before you get cold. Will an old clip fix the problem and just let the bolt close on the last shot. That way the mag will come out and then I can extentd the lever with an old bigger one or make another one. Lately Im used to working on everything I buy anyway. Poor boys have poor ways.Thanks to all!

November 17, 2004, 01:43 PM
I have this mag deal figured out now sorta.Bolt is held open by the clip/magizine carrier. A touch of solder on the magizine/clip button slot where the button
cant get back to full travel which allows the cartridge carrier to raise far enough to block the bolt open. Now the mag will drop out after theve been all shot and the bolt is closed. With the push of the release lever, which still needs to be stickin out farther to get your finger on it. This solder trick has not been tried yet so I still dont know if it will operate right.Its not something you would want to do to your kids rifle though as the bolt always stays closed and it needs to be able to be left open at times.. I guess it was cheaper to build it that way or the gun ban made em do it. I need it to be able to rock and roll though and I dont cary a round in the chamber anyway. Still wonder if old 742 rem mags will work in the rifle? Anyone know or care to coment? thanks! :D Cut N Shoot

December 6, 2004, 01:59 PM
I have a 7400 purchased new about 2 years ago. I tried one of my old 742 clips on it and it didnt like it. However I put a 7600 clip in it and it works fine. It wont hold the bolt open on the last shot, which doesnt bother me. I now use the 7600 clip in it and use the original as a 4 shot backup.

Hope this helps.

James K
December 8, 2004, 05:27 PM
Hi, CutNShoot,

Unless your idea of a truck gun is different from mine, I would say you have the wrong gun. The 7400 is a decent woods gun for ordinary hunting but really isn't made for carting around in dust and dirt. It is not very rugged and is the very devil to strip down for cleaning. I would think something like an SKS would be a lot better as a truck gun. Though not as powerful, it would be 10 rounds and a lot easier to clean.

The "gun ban" had no effect whatsoever on the Remington 7400 or its magazines (I know of no magazines for it over 10 rounds), so the law can't be blamed for the problems you have been having.