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Fear and Loading: Affected Remington Owners Have 18 Months to React

Fear and Loading: Affected Remington Owners Have 18 Months to React

A class-action lawsuit that began with the assertion some of Remington’s popular Model 700 rifles could release the firing pin without the trigger being pulled—a claim that ultimately expanded to include others from the company of similar design—officially concluded when the company didn’t file an appeal to a court decision in which the plaintiffs prevailed. The more than 7.5 million Remington rifle owners included in the agreement now have 18 months to receive the modification.

Remington has created a website with full details. It explains the affected rifles include, “…current owners of Remington Model 700, Seven, Sportsman 78, 673, 710, 715, 770, 600, 660, XP-100, 721, 722, and 725 firearms containing a Remington trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector; Current owners of Remington Model 700 and Model Seven rifles containing an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014 who did not participate in the voluntary X-Mark Pro product recall prior to April 14, 2015; and Current and former owners of Remington Model 700 and Model Seven rifles who replaced their rifle’s original Walker trigger mechanism with an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism.”

A web page is established for owners to file a claim by answering some simple questions and following the prompts. A toll-free hotline is also available by calling (800) 876-5940. Each firearm submitted requires a separate form.

Anyone who is a member of the settlement class, according to the website, “…may be entitled to: (1) have their trigger mechanism retrofitted with a new X-Mark Pro or other connectorless trigger mechanism at no cost to the class members; (2) receive a voucher code for Remington products redeemable at Remington’s online store; and/or (3) be refunded the money they spent to replace their Model 700 or Seven’s original Walker trigger mechanism with an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism.”

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