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Remington Rifle Lawsuit

Remington Rifle Lawsuit

Remington is famous for making extremely accurate rifles, but they are now the target of dozens of lawsuits and several class actions alleging that the trigger mechanism on the Model 700 and Model Seven rifles are defective. Remington has already recalled the X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers because they can fire without warning.

What You Can Do & How a Remington Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Remington Model 700 and Model Seven induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a defective Remington rifle trigger, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Docs Show Remington Hid Deadly Trigger Defect

December 8, 2015 — An exclusive investigation by CNBC has uncovered documents showing that Remington knew about problems with rifles firing without the trigger being pulled since the 1980s, decades before last year’s recall. Click here to read more.

December 8, 2014 — Remington will replace allegedly defective triggers on about 7.8 million rifles to end two class action lawsuits. Click here to read more.

July 7, 2014 — Remington Arms Co. has agreed to a nationwide class action lawsuit settlement for claims that the Model 700 bolt-action hunting rifles have a defective trigger mechanism. The settlement could lead to a recall of millions of guns. Click here to read more.

What is the problem?

In 2011, a 10-month investigation by CNBC uncovered thousands of complaints, at least 24 deaths, over 100 injuries, and 75 lawsuits alleging that the Remington Model 700 rifle fired without the trigger being pulled.

Investigators found that a small amount of debris, rust, other materials, or even a small jolt could cause the trigger connector to fall out of alignment and lose contact with the firing pin. This could allow the rifle to fire when the user touched other parts of the gun — such as the safety or the bolt — without ever touching the trigger.

Remington Recalls Model 700, Seven Rifles with XMP Trigger

Remington issued a recall for the Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles with the X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers on April 11, 2014. The guns were manufactured between May 1, 2006 and April 9, 2014. Remington determined that a small percentage of triggers have excess bonding agent on the XMP trigger that could cause the gun to fire without pulling the trigger. Click here to read more.

Remington Walker Fire Control

Remington has won, lost, or settled dozens of lawsuits and class actions involving the Walker Fire Control System on the Model 700 rifle. Remington has used the trigger system since 1948 and it is found in over 5 million guns in the United States. Lawsuits allege that Remington knew as early as 1979 that the gun could fire unexpectedly. The Remington Model 600 and 650 rifles were recalled in 1978 due to a defective bolt-lock trigger assembly, which plaintiffs allege is the same defect in the Model 700 rifle.

Remington Model 700 Lawsuit Awarded $17 Million

Remington has faced several individual lawsuits filed by people who were injured by the trigger problem on the Model 700. One of the largest judgements was awarded in 1994, when a Texas oil worker named Glenn Collins was awarded $17 million. He was shot in the foot when unloading the rifle, resulting in amputation of his foot. Remington agreed to an undisclosed settlement with Collins after agreeing not to appeal the judgement.

Do I have a Remington Rifle Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Remington Model 700 and Model Seven induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a defective Remington rifle trigger, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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