What Is the History of the Remington Model Four?

Remington Arms introduced the Remington Model Four in 1981, which was a redesign from the Remington Model 7400 autoloading rifle. This firearm is a semiautomatic, gas-operated action rifle, which automatically chambers ammunition from a detachable, four-round magazine after a trigger pull, but does not fire the round.

Unlike other Remington firearms, the Remington Four is unique in the sense that the series number “Four” is spelled out and is etched on the rifle in the same manner. There are several improvements that came with the Model Four from the Model 7400 such as a smoother action and a stronger lockup.

The Remington Model Four came in several options and grades, which included “D-Peerless” and “F-Premier” with prices ranging from $2,000 to more than $7,000 in 1985. The basic Model Four came with a Monte Carlo, gloss-finished walnut stock and fore end. There is also a slight tapering on the barrel, from breech to the muzzle.

The gun can chamber calibers and gauges 243 Winchester, 6mm Remington, 270 Winchester, 7mm Express, 30-06 Springfield and 308 Winchester. Remington Firearms also manufactured 1,500 collector’s edition rifles of the Model Four, which was exclusively chambered for the 30-06 cartridge. This edition featured an etched receiver, 24-karat gold inlays and a high luster finish. Production of the Remington Model Four ceased in 1988.