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Remington Defective Triggers

Remington Defective Triggers Consumer Lawsuits | Injury, Fatality | Defective Products, Faulty Device, Models 700, 710,  M700 M710, Remington 700 PSS, Bolt-Action Rifle

Remington Defective Triggers Consumer Lawsuits

Remington Defective Triggers | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Injury, Fatality | Defective Products, Faulty Device, Models 700, 710, M700 M710, Remington 700 PSS, Bolt-Action Rifle

Remington Rifles Have Defective Triggers
that May Misfire

The Remington Model 700 rifle is the subject of lawsuits that allege a defective trigger mechanism on the rifle, known as the "Walker Fire Control”, can cause it to misfire when it is being loaded. Scores of people have allegedly suffered serious, and in some cases, fatal injuries when a Remington Model 700 rifle misfired. To date, Remington has received thousands of customer complaints of unintended discharge for the Model 700. Many Remington Model 700 Rifle misfire lawsuits have already been quietly settled by the company.

If you or a loved one were injured as a result of a Remington Model 700 rifle misfire, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Our Remington Model 700 rifle misfire lawyers are offering free case evaluation to anyone injured by this dangerous weapon. We urge you to contact us today to protect your legal rights.

Remington Model 700 Rifle Defect

The Walker Fire Control trigger mechanism on the Remington Model 700 rifle uses an internal component called a “connector." No other rifle manufacturer uses this design. The connector floats on top of the trigger body inside of the gun, but is not physically bound to the trigger in any way other than tension from a spring. When the trigger is pulled, the connecter is pushed forward by the trigger, allowing the sear to fall and fire the rifle.

The proper position of the connector under the sear is an overlap of only 25/1000ths of an inch, but because the connector is not bound to the trigger, the connector separates from the trigger body when the rifle is fired and creates a gap between the two parts. Any dirt, debris or manufacturing scrap can then become lodged in the space created between the connector and the trigger, preventing the connector from returning to its original position. 

Internal documents indicate that Remington was well aware of this problem. In fact, Remington redesigned the fire control for the Model 700 with a newly designed trigger, the X-Mark Pro. That design, which eliminates the connector, was completed in 2002. However, Remington chose to continue with its Walker design for financial reasons, never warning the public.  Even today, Remington installs the new fire control into some but not all of its bolt-action rifles, leaving many users at risk with the old and defective design.

In several lawsuits involving Remington Model 700 rifle misfire injuries, the rifle maker has been ordered to pay substantial damages to plaintiffs. In 1994, after a Texas jury awarded $15 million to a man who lost his foot as a result of a Remington Model 700 rifle misfire, the company contemplated issuing a recall and recognized the need to redesign its fire control. However, until it finally introduced a new fire control in 2007 (a design that eliminates the connector), Remington consistently chose to forego a safer design. 

After the 1994 Texas verdict, Remington quietly began to settle similar lawsuits. Over the past several years, it has paid out about $20 million to settle Remington Model 700 Rifle misfire lawsuits out of court.

Legal Help for Victims of Remington

Evidence shows that Remington knew about problems with the Walker Fire Control on the Model 700 rifle for decades, yet it has never issued a recall. In a company memo from 1979, Remington even admits to its own defect and recognizes the danger to its customers. It is clear that Remington chose to put profits ahead of people when it failed to recall the Remington Model 700 rifle with the Walker Fire Control.

If you or a loved one were injured as a result of a Remington Model 700 rifle misfire, you may have valuable legal rights. To find out how our Remington Model 700 rifle lawyers can help you hold this company accountable, please fill out our online form or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER today.


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Remington Recalls Some Model 700 and Model Seven Rifles Over Trigger Issue That Could Cause Unintentional Firing

Apr 15, 2014
Remington has announced a voluntary safety recall of Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro, or XMP triggers manufactured between May 1, 2006 and April 9, 2014. Rifles equipped with these triggers can fire unintentionally. Remington discovered that rifles equipped with the XMP trigger could fire unintentionally, which is a dangerous situation and could be fatal. This problem is specific to the XMP trigger only. Other Model 700 and Model Seven rifles are unaffected by this recall,...

Class-Action Lawsuit filed on Behalf of Remington Model 700 Rifle Owners in North Carolina, Washington Due to Defective Trigger Mechanism

Feb 5, 2013
Consumers in two states are covered by a recently-filed class-action lawsuit against the iconic rifle manufacturer Remington Arms Co. because thousands of the guns the company makes feature a defective trigger mechanism that causes them to fire unexpectedly.Owners of the Remington Model 700 rifle can now seek damages against the company because their guns feature the Walker Fire Control device. This trigger mechanism is designed to allow a smoother fire from the rifle but since it was...

Parker Waichman files class-action against Remington Arms over defective Model 700 rifle

Jan 3, 2013
Florida gun owners who have the Remington Model 700 rifles are covered by a new class-action lawsuit which claims the weapon can fire without a trigger pull. The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed the lawsuit recently in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and aims to represent any Florida residents that own this gun manufactured by the iconic company. The lawsuit claims that a defective trigger device on the Remington Model 700 rifle can cause the gun to...

Montana couple represented by lawsuit against Remington rifle's defective trigger mechanism

Nov 13, 2012
A Montana woman claims the Remington rifle her husband used on a recent hunting trip was defective and it fired unexpectedly, resulting in her serious injuries. According to a press release announcing their lawsuit against the makers of Remington rifles, a husband and wife were nearing the end of a hunting trip in Carter County there in late-October 2007. As the husband was unloading his Remington Model 600 Mohawk rifle, the gun discharged one of the bullets, hitting his wife in the...

Parlayzed Montana Man Files Suit After Remington Model 700 Rifle Misfire

Jan 1, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
A Montana man claims a defect in the firing and trigger mechanism of his Remington hunting rifle caused him to be paralyzed after it fired unexpectedly and hit his spine.  According to a report from KTVM-TV in Bozeman, Mont., Brad Humphrey claims he was shot in the spine with an errant blast from his step-son’s Remington model 700 rifle. Humphrey has become the latest person to claim a defect in the trigger mechanism caused the rifle to fire unexpectedly and has filed a lawsuit...

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