Remington Arms has been caught up in litigation over the last few years regarding safety concerns for some of their most popular firearms. A ruling on this case by Kansas City, Missouri U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith is expected soon. Hesitation exists over the fact that only 22,000 filed for a claim, a low number considering approximately 7.5 million guns could be involved.
Some of the firearms detailed in the class-action suit were manufactured as far back as the 194o’s and may not have survived over the years. This could account for the low claim count that currently exists.
Here is a listing of affected firearms as detailed on the class-action site FAQ sheet:
Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro triggers manufactured from May 1, 2006, to April 9, 2014, have been recalled. Models 700, Seven, Sportsman 78, and 673 with a Remington Walker trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector, and Models 710, 715, 770, 600, 660, XP-100, 721, 722, and 725 with a Remington trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector have not been recalled. While Plaintiffs’ economic-loss claims related to those models are being settled through this class action settlement, those firearms are not being recalled.
How Judge Smith rules in this case will not only effect Remington, but could impact the gun industry and firearms advocates everywhere.