Despite what gun owners and nine other state attorney generals had to say, a federal judge definitively approved a landmark settlement case that calls millions of allegedly defective Remington Arms rifles into question.

According to CNBC, the ruling involves some 7.5 million firearms – including the popular Model 700 rifle – and allows owners to have the trigger mechanism fixed free of charge.

U.S. District Judge Ortie Smith of Kansas City stated his disappointment in the lack of gun owners who have asked to have the triggers replaced. So far, just 22,000 have been reported fixed.

Remington has agreed to the terms of the settlement, but continues to stand behind its popular Model 700 and all of its rifles. Here is a list of who’s included in the benefits from the lawsuit:

The Settlement provides benefits to:

  • 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. | Great Falls, Montana

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23 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS: Federal Judge Approves Remington Rifle Settlement

  1. And the more the feds babysit us the more stupid we become, not able to use our brains anymore to determine which product to buy or how to use it.

  2. I don’t mind getting a new trigger assy .. but how long will it be before Remington starts sending out the boxes to ship a firearm in for the replacement trigger? I want mine done before hunting season rolls around.

      1. If not appealed, it’s a free fix.. there’s already been a form to fill out since last fall or maybe earlier to be on the list.. they’ll ship a box with a label for it to go to an authorized service center.. I called Rem.. was told they’ll probably start shipping out in mid April but it will be sent automatically if you requested when you signed up.

      2. I was sent a return box with instructions and shipping labels at no cost. The rifle was returned in about two weeks and the process was great, I have no complaints except that My 721 in 30-06 was deemed to be ‘too old” and declined. I’ll try again because the rifle which was made in 1951 is in mint condition. I bought it from a person who inherited it and it must have been kept in a nice dry closet or cabinet. I only fired it twice and had no problems with the very accurate rifle.

    1. Took them 2 weeks to send me an empty box I checked that I wanted to send it to Remington themselves but the return label which I had to print my self had it only going up the road an hour away so I just drove it there myself have them the work order paper again printed of the email they sent. And will just go pick it up myself .. I waited two weeks to get the empty box wish I new it was only going an hour away I would have had it there earlier… So try to find out where it’s going … You probably can just drive it there and pick it up from them that way you also don’t have to have it shipped back to someone with a FFL

      1. That must have been for the x-pro trigger fix where they had to remove excess material.. the new one is for the old Walker triggers which will be replaced, depending on the model as the old 722 I know won’t get replaced. And this new one isn’t active yet.. it’s been playing out in the courts and just finalized by a judge.. but I was told Remington has so many days to appeal.. not sure if they will.. once it’s settled for sure, the shipping boxes will go out and the orders to replace the triggers will be active… I know the service center ours goes to is in another state.. had the x-pro recall done on a newer gun.

      2. I had my rifle returned in less than two weeks directly to my home and I no longer have a FFL. I sent my FFL back during the Great Clinton anti gun effort of the late 1990’s when I was still serving in Washington DC. I am considering applying for a collectors license, any opinions?

  3. First off every Remington 700’s I own and have owned I replaced the triggers myself with Jewell triggers. So any issue I might have encountered with their triggers was effectively dealt with.

  4. Even extends ot the old Model 600, owned one and it did fire off on own, one time.. but temp was -15F (AK hunt) so thought it had iced up or such…Had it at range to see if scope or gun moved off when that cold, before a Caribou hunt. Only happened one time…
    and Nelson your an idiot as this is a very serious issue.. beyond your values and ethics..just who is to tell us the guns are not safe if feds or others not involved.. the good trigger fairy. You give sane responsible gun owners a bad name as fools.

    1. You give “non coherent statements” a new meaning. Please attend a basic english class……..

      1. Well now, tried to dumb it down, but guess you still lack comprehension skills at that level… but thanks for comment as pretty much verifies my suspicions.. and as usual from the functionally illiterate challenged, attack messenger when incapable of attacking message… well know bully tactic of the illiterates. You are amusing though…at kind of a childish level…

  5. I’ve owned several Remington’s and I’ve never had one single negative issue! I’m not saying it doesn’t happen, because “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong!” If you are a responsible gun owner, and you absolutely put safety first, any defect regarding a misfire, or anything along those lines, the first thing that you will do, is asap take that rifle to a gunsmith, unless you have the ability to do it yourself, and make sure that it gets fixed!

  6. I own a 770 and when I called Remington about this they said my model was not included and hung up on me. Now I clearly see that 770 is included! Wow

  7. I have two of the rifles listed in the recall, a 721 in 30-06 and a 700BDL in .243. I was told via email or letter that the 721 was not included because it was too old. The rifle is in excellent condition and was well cared for, it was made in 1951. The second was the Model 700 which I bought in 1971. I was sent in and within 10 days it was returned with a new trigger assembly. I had previous problems with the rifle, it’s bolt would lock up after firing. I took it to a gunsmith who broke off the bolt handle and sent it back to Remington. The bolt was replaced and there was no further issues. The heavy barrel rifle is very accurate. This time the bolt was replaced again and I haven’t yet fired the rifle. I expect to as soon as the weather breaks. Based on this article I’ll try to send in the 721 again because 1951 was the year that my 33 year old father died.

    1. How did you get the trigger done on the 700 ( unless it was the x-pro ) Remington had the form set up for these rifles, but no work was to be done until all was settled in court. And in the form this fall, it still says the 721 / 722 only get $ towards a purchase in their store.. they had a program years ago where they would change those triggers out for $20 or something, I called about it and they said they no longer do it.

      1. Bromo, Thanks for the reply and I was only offered ten $ for a store visit. It would cost me more than $10 in fuel alone to do that so nix that idea. I’m 75 years old and a 100% disabled vet but can still get around OK with a cane or ski pole in the woods. I didn’t get a copy of the new form and unless the repair/replacement is at no cost to me it doesn’t make sense to pay more for the repair than the actual value of the rifle. As a former FFL holder I managed to get stuck with plenty of rifles that were still in the inventory. The only new rifle that I bought in the last ten years was Ruger American in .243 and it shoots better than the Remington 700 and is a lot lighter. It is now one of the rifles that I use for ‘gun walking’ during deer season. I didn’t even get a shot in five years. I hesitate to sell or trade the 721 despite the fine condition because I wouldn’t want anyone else to have a problem with it, much less have a serious shooting incident. The money that Remington spent on lawyers and settlements is a huge amount in comparison to repairing faulty rifles that they knew about early on yet kept selling the same basic faulty triggers. I was pleased to find that they finally did the right thing, only to find that they did a half assed thing only to save a few bucks. So in my opinion the Remington company or the new owners have lost credibility and I no longer trust buying any of their products. Ruger has a lifetime warranty and so far I have complete trust in their policies and equipment. That said, their 721, 700 rifles that I have used were accurate. I just don’t want to play rifle roulette.

      2. Bromo, I didn’t do anything special to get the 700 repaired. They sent the shipping box, I sent the rifle and I got it back in less than two weeks. It even had the bolt replaced. The rifle had the bolt locked up about 20 years ago and the gunsmith broke the bolt handle off. They replaced the bolt and used one of those vibrator pin pens to put the serial number on. This time they put a new bolt in and numbered it with a standard numbering method. I still didn’t have a chance to test fire it but I assume that it works OK. Even though the 721 is listed as eligible they won’t repair it at no cost, I was offered a $10 store credit and it would cost me more to drive to one of their stores.

      3. If you like the 721, a Timney or other trigger will take care of any concern on the Walker trigger.. Can get a nice Timney for $116 or so. Just a little sanding on the stock to fit perfect and a slight bend on the safety. But yes, it would have been nice to see Remington do all the models with this trigger issue. Store credit is kind of a joke considering they tell you not to fire the gun.. which in essence says it’s now a boat anchor or use at your own risk.

  8. Just an FYI, no ffl needed when gun sent to mfg..had Ruger 3screw repaired, they sent pick up UPS, and shipped back direct.. Check to see if works for you.. FW

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