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Remington settlement will offer replacements for recalled rifles

Posted October 24, 2018 10:17 a.m. EDT

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Remington, the oldest maker of firearms in the United States, began offering refunds for more than 7.5 million rifles Wednesday after time ran out on an appeal to a class action lawsuit.

The suit alleged that rifles with a certain kind of trigger mechanism and under the right conditions could fire without the trigger being pulled.

Remington denied doing anything wrong, but has recalled Model 700 rifles and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro triggers made between May 1, 2006, and April 9, 2014.

Under the settlement, owners of those certain rifle models can choose from a free replacement trigger, a voucher for Remington products or a refund of the amount of their rifle purchase.

The settlement covers:

  • Remington Model 700, Seven, Sportsman 78, 673, 710, 715, 770, 600, 660, XP-100, 721, 722, and 725 firearms with a Remington trigger mechanism has a trigger connector;
  • Previously recalled Remington Model 700 and Model Seven rifles containing an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism; and
  • Remington Model 700 and Model Seven rifles where owners replaced the original Walker trigger mechanism with an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism.

Gun owners can submit their claim online for a refund or replacement, or they can call toll-free  1-800-876-5940.