If you were a gun manufacturer, and you were building and selling a rifle since 1948 that had a reputation for firing without pulling the trigger, wouldn’t you take it off the market and fix the design? This is the story behind the Remington Model 700 series bolt action rifle, which has caused numerous injuries and deaths since its manufacture.
The Model 700 has gained a reputation for going off without pulling the trigger. In fact, people have been put on trial for murder, after holding a rifle that went off and killed someone completely by accident.
These rifles are a favorite for hunting and target shooting. Police and military also enjoy using the Remington Model 700 as sniper rifles. As such, the firearm has been wildly successful, selling over 7.5 million guns from 1962 to 2006. However, after the gun gained a reputation for firing without a trigger pull over the years, these unprovoked weapon discharge instances became known as “Remington Misfires.”
In 2010, CNBC demonstrated exactly how the Remington can discharge without a trigger pull on television. According to CNBC, the problem has caused over 100 injuries and dozens of deaths over the years.
If you or your family member was injured or killed as a result of a faulty Remington, you might be able to pursue financial restitution for your injuries. Of course, not everyone injured by a Remington firearm will have a viable claim for damages, but, following a thorough review of the facts surrounding your case, an experienced Remington firearm injury lawyer can evaluate the potential strengths and weaknesses of your particular lawsuit.