CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn recently presented an in-depth look at the Remington misfire issues regarding certain models of rifles and shotguns on Rock Center with Brian Williams.  The piece was very well done and provides good information about this potentially dangerous issue.  The full story can be viewed on line at Owners of some Remington shotguns, rifles claim pattern of inadvertent discharges

We have handled many of these cases at Hightower Angelley and are very well versed on the issues and documents involved.  If you or someone you know have been injured by a defective firearm, give us a call at (214) 580-9800.  We’ll be glad to answer your questions and help in any way we can.

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What Is A Remington Model 700 Rifle?

by admin on February 1, 2012

The Remington Model 700 refers to a series of manual, bolt-action rifles manufactured by Remington Arms Company, LLC.  A manual, bolt-action means that the gun handler must hand operate a bolt on the side of the rifle to load and unload cartridges into and out of the firing chamber.  All of the rifles use a center fire mechanism, which means that the gun’s firing pin connects with a primer in the center of the cartridge case head.  This contact results in a controlled explosion that discharges the bullet from the gun.

The Remington 700 has been in production for decades and comes in a variety of caliber configurations for firing various sizes of cartridges, including, the Remington 7 mm, the .308 Winchester, the .30-06 Springfield and the .300 Winchester Magnum.

The Model 700 is mass produced for use by hunters and target shooters worldwide and is also used, in modified configurations, by police departments and the military.

The rifle has had its controversies, however, one of which is continuing complaints that the trigger mechanism can cause the gun to fire without the handler pulling the trigger.  The allegations concerning unintended firings have been detailed in earlier posts on this blog.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a Remington 700, please call us at (214) 580-9800.  We will provide information, guidance and answer any questions you may have.

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What is the problem I keep hearing and reading about regarding the Remington 700 Series Rifle?

December 20, 2011

The Remington Model 700–up until 2007–contains a trigger mechanism designed in the late 1930′s by a target shooter named Merle “Mike” Walker. He has testified that he designed the gun for professionals and target shooters. That is relevant because the rifle’s fire control was never intended to be subjected to the environmental stresses of hunting. [...]

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Hightower Angelley Attorneys Allege Remington Destroyed Critical Evidence and Request that Documents be Made Public

December 8, 2010

Hightower Angelley attorneys allege that Remington destoyed critical evidence.  Rifles that failed in Remington’s hands immediately before shipment are unavailable for inspection, and that denies victims the right to use Remington’s own test failures against it in litigation.  Remington has promised an aggressive response to the motion.  In a second motion, the third of its kind [...]

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Remington Admits Up to 10,000 Reports of Unintended Discharge, Including Up to 200 in its Own Testing Since 2002

November 24, 2010

Hightower Angelley’s Jeff Hightower, Jr., the only attorney to take the deposition of a designated Remington representative since before 1994, did so for the second time on November 10, 2010.  This time, Remington made at least three startling admissions. First, Remington admits that it has received up to 10,000 reports of unintended discharge for its [...]

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CNBC Program on Remington Model 700 Trigger Defect Stirs Gun Control Debate

October 26, 2010

With allegations of a product defect in Remington’s bolt action rifle receiving attention in the media, some of you may wonder what position Hightower Angelley takes regarding gun control.  Hightower Angelley does not, and has not ever, advocated for gun control.  We do, however, strongly believe that firearms should work properly.  When they don’t, the manufacturer has a [...]

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Defective Trigger Mechanism in Remington 700 Series Rifle the Subject of CNBC Special Report

October 19, 2010

CNBC is airing a special investigative report entitled “Remington Under Fire.”  The story focuses on the defects in the trigger mechanism of the Remington 700 series rifle that cause it to fire unexpectedly without ever having the trigger pulled.  The piece explores these defects with help from some of the victims whose lives have been [...]

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Supreme Court Gun Rights Decision: A Win or a Setback?

July 2, 2010

(Credit: CBS/AP) Both sides of the gun rights debate are claiming some degree of victory concerning today’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision restraining government limits on gun ownership while also allowing for the possibility of some governmental regulation. The decision did not explicitly strike down a Chicago law banning handguns, though it did seem to set [...]

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