Remington Series 700 Recall
I’m going to go a little off my normal topic with this post. Many of my clients and friends are hunters, and there is an important safety recall and voluntary replacement to be made on the Remington 700 series rifles. The guns seem to be capable of firing without pulling the trigger (like closing the chamber on a bolt-action). To be sure, this is different from the April 2014 Remington Series 700 recall dealing with the bonding agent on the triggers. This voluntary recall is for the trigger that has seemingly been used since the 1940’s and affects about 7.85 million rifles. Click here to read the story about how the recall came to pass. Like many recalls, it took many years, several lawsuits, and quite a few deaths before the company issued the recall.
You will probably want to contact your local gunsmith regarding replacing the trigger mechanism. My assumption is that they will perform the replacement. The affected models include the Model 700, Seven, Sportsman 78, 673, 710, 715, 770, 600, 660, XP-100, 721, 722 and 725.
Good luck, happy hunting, and stay safe!
Robert Newton is an attorney based in Frisco, Texas that practices real estate law, business law, estate planning, and probate.