Remington Arms, the nation’s oldest continuous firearms manufacturer, has announced a major recall on one of the most iconic firearms ever made – the Model 700. The recall covers all Model 700 X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers in rifles made from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014. The recall also covers Model 7 rifles with the XMP trigger system. The recall recognizes a growing concern that the rifle will unintentionally discharge without the trigger being depressed.
What seemed to start as an internet rumor, and something vehemently denied by Remington up until now, it appears there is in fact a manufacturing fault in the XMP triggers that could cause disastrous results. Remington has now acknowledged there could potentially be an excess compound in the trigger/safety mechanism from the manufacturing process. Though not officially stated, it seems this excess bonding agent can hinder the trigger’s ability to reset. Manipulating the bolt for another round, or simply flipping the safety to fire, could then result in the rifle firing.
It should be noted that ONLY the Model 700’s and Model 7’s with the XMP triggers manufactured during the recall period are affected. The vast majority of Model 700 rifles ARE NOT a part of the recall. Here is how to know if your rifle’s trigger may be a part of the recall: