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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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Warning: Read about Remington 700 problem

CNBC just aired Remington Under Fire on television. There has been a problem with their trigger assembly from day 1 starting in 1948 and still a problem now. Here is the article: http://www.cnbc.com/id/39743024. The gun can fire when switching from safe to fire.

Please be aware that this affects the Remington 700 series. Unfortunately, I have one. Be safe fellow HPA'ers.
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Re: Warning: Read about Remington 700 problem

Gunking them with WD40 is what mostly causes this. It is rare. Take the cast iron ring off the bolt of a Savage, it is held on by one tiny ball bearing.
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Re: Warning: Read about Remington 700 problem

Link does not work for me but I guess I can do a search.
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Re: Warning: Read about Remington 700 problem

http://www.cnbc.com/id/39759366 Here is another article. Watch the program. It is on CNBC right now. Wait until you hear the creator of that trigger assembly. It would've cost 5.5 cents/gun to fix, but Remington didn't want to spend that extra money. Makes me sick that all of my guns are Remington.
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Re: Warning: Read about Remington 700 problem

Actually had this happen 2years ago on the bench with my son's model 700. I moved the saftey to fire and the rifle went off!!! Scared the heck out of us and I initially felt like I must had done something wrong like having my finger in the trigger. Further investigation on my part found that I could replicate the problem (empty chamber)by lightly touching the trigger and then removing your finger prior to moving the safety to fire and the hammer would fall, so to speak! I contacted Big Green and they sent me a free shipping box to send it out to them, which I did. I got the rifle back in a few weeks with a findings report which summed it up saying that the trigger mech had a "rusty" spring??? Was it? I know we clean our rifles well, but rarely go into the trigger assembly.
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Re: Warning: Read about Remington 700 problem

I just caught the end of the program and it's a little bit of a catch 22. We would like some government regulation on firearms like in this instance where they could of forced Remington to make the recall. but on the other side we definitely wouldn't want the gov sticking they're political heads into the gun manufacturers and telling them what to do. I feel bad for the families who this has affected adversely. and i feel something does need to be done because alot of anti-gun people who seen this report are gonna be on this like a hobo on a bologna sandwich.

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Re: Warning: Read about Remington 700 problem

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Originally Posted by JD3
Link does not work for me but I guess I can do a search.
Just remove the "period" next to the "ending/last 4" or use this:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/39743024

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Re: Warning: Read about Remington 700 problem

This will reair SUNDAY 10/24 at 10:00 P.M and THURSDAY 10/28 at 8:00 P.M on CNBC.
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Re: Warning: Read about Remington 700 problem

If it clears up today, I am going to be shooting 7 of my Remington guns to see if they will go off. I'm not going to let the nephew use that .243 this year for sure. Replacing all of these firing mechanisms is going to get quite expensive for me, I hope there is a recall.

How about Cabelas? Boy are they going to get a hail storm of calls today.
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Re: Warning: Read about Remington 700 problem

The response from Remington:

http://www.remington700.tv/#/home

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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