Defective Remington Model 700 Series Bolt-Action Rifles

Montana Firearm and Hunting Accident Lawyer

Ramler Law Office, P.C., represents individuals that have been injured and the families of individuals that have been killed by defective Remington Bolt Action Series Rifles. From our office in Belgrade, Montana, we represent clients throughout the Bozeman area, all of Montana, and across the country.

Richard Ramler represented the family of 9-year-old Gus Barber who was killed when a Remington Model 700 series bolt-action rifle discharged without a trigger pull in Richard Barber v. Remington. The rifle discharged when the safety was released to unload the rifle. Richard Barber was featured in the CNBC documentary "Remington Under Fire". See a Bozeman Daily Chronicle article about the incident. More than 150 lawsuits have been filed by injured people against Remington involving the defective trigger system.

Ramler Law Office, P.C., is also currently representing clients in several class action cases filed across the United States, including Chapman v. Remington, Pollard v. Remington, Moodie V. Remington, Kinzer v. Remington, and others concerning defective Remington Model 700 Series Bolt-Action Rifles.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a defective Remington Model 700 series bolt-action rifle, contact us at the Ramler Law Office today by calling 888-493-8894. Attorney Richard Ramler is one of the leading attorneys in a class-action lawsuit filed against Remington in order to compel Remington to correct the defects in these types of rifles.

What Is the Actual Defect?

The defect in these types of guns deals directly with the trigger and safety system, known as the "Walker" fire control, a reference to the principal design engineer. This fire control is unique because it incorporates a "trigger connector" as an extra part. This part is not attached to the trigger body and is "free-floating," or "resiliently" mounted.

As the result of the way in which the trigger connecter is mounted, the rifle can fire without the trigger being pulled. The rifle may misfire or inadvertently fire when the connector fails to fully reposition itself under the sear. Unfortunately for consumers, this means that the rifle may misfire or accidentally discharge without a trigger pull. The rifles typically discharge when the safety is released, or when the bolt is being opened or closed.

Internal company documents show that the Remington Model 700 series bolt-action rifles have been manufactured and sold with a defective safety and trigger system. Millions of these types of rifles have been sold by Remington in various models since 1948. Unfortunately, the defects have led to very serious injuries and wrongful death throughout the country.

Contact an Attorney

Knowing that the defect exists can save lives. If you have a Remington Model 700 series rifle, it is important that you be aware of the dangers. To discuss your defective firearm case, whether it is a fatal accident or serious injury matter, during a free consultation, contact our law firm at 888-493-8894 today.