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Product-Safety Warning and Recall Notice for Remington Model 700 and Model Seven Rifles

Remington Model 700 Model Seven Trigger Recall

Remington Arms Company, LLC is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro (“XMP”) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.

If you own these Remington models, stop using your rifle until you’ve determined if it’s in the recall. Rifles will be inspected, specialty cleaned, tested, and returned as soon as possible, at no cost to you. The company asks that shooters do not attempt to diagnose or repair recalled rifles.

Remington Model 700 Model Seven Trigger Recall
If the face of your trigger is ribbed, your rifle does not have an XMP trigger and is NOT subject to this recall. If the face of the trigger is smooth, your rifle has an XMP trigger and IS subject to this recall. Photo courtesy Remington Arms.
Remington has determined that some Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge. A Remington investigation has determined that some XMP triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process. While Remington has the utmost confidence in the design of the XMP trigger, it is undertaking this recall in the interest of consumer safety to remove any potential excess bonding agent applied in the assembly process.

Only Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers are being recalled. To determine if your rifle is subject to this recall: Find the rifle’s serial number where the barrel meets the receiver, either on the left or right side of the receiver.

Identify the serial number and provide it to Remington’s recall support team, either by entering it at or call 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #1) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. You will be informed if your rifle is affected by this recall and supported with free resources to return the rifle for inspection and specialized cleaning.

You may also determine if your rifle is subject to the recall by a visual inspection. If the face of the trigger is ribbed, your rifle does not have an XMP trigger and is NOT subject to this recall.

If the face of the trigger is smooth, your rifle has an XMP trigger and IS subject to this recall.

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Comments (100)

  1. I sent my model 700 with the XMP trigger recall as directed by Remington. Remington sent a shipping box to my attention and my model 700 was received on 2/14/16. Several weeks later my gun was returned with repair tag attached which stated the trigger update XMP had been replaced.
    My concern is the website states the XMP trigger to be replace has a smooth finish, my replaced trigger also has a smooth trigger finish. Also, I received another shipping box from Remington today 4/18/16, has there been a second recall or was my trigger not properly replaced the first time.
    Please respond.

  2. It is unfortunate to hear of this recall dealing with Remington. I was one of the unlucky ones who was shot with a model 721 in 1996 and still here to talk about it. That time it was the Walker firing system and Remington didn’t issue a recall back in the late 60’s early 70’s when it was discovered there was a problem. Always have the firearm pointed in a safe direction is the moral of the story. Many people have been killed or injured by this problem with their firing systems. Sad to hear. Ray Anthony

  3. @ dedhed…..Sounds like the first logical reasoning I’ve heard/seen on here in a long time. BUT,,,,,,More and more, it seems to heading into a losing battle.

  4. Submitted my paperwork for the recall on 12/19/14. Immediately received a response indicating a box was being shipped. No box as of this morning so I called Remington. Remington has no boxes in stock and they are on backorder. When asked how long it would take she replied that they have no expected date for delivery of boxes. She did inform me I could buy my own box and they would send shipping labels.

  5. All of the Remington haters in here have to realize over 5 millon 700’s have been sold since developed. If you take all negligent discharges (ND) into account it would add up to .001% of ND’s per weapon made. That’s if the culprit was Remingtons problem. Not other people blaming it on the weapon not themselves. Now all you haters need to do your research, because MSNBC and the so called expert during the episode has since retracted there statements in the court of law after Remington took them to court. Bet you all didn’t know that. By the way mine took 3 weeks to return after I took my timmney out and put the x mark back in. Thanks Remington for the great customer service and the discount to your website.

    1. Oh good! Thank you for your intelligent commentary!

      Now tell us all why Remington is doing this recall and explain why there has been more complaints over their trigger groups that all other manufacturers in this country combined.

    2. Sorry, I learned along time ago there is no reasoning with liberals. So I’m not going to try. All I ask is to do some research before jumping on a bandwagon.

    3. “Liberals”? You’re just making an ASSumption and don’t know the first thing about me. Among the various shotguns, handguns, and rifles I own there is one Remington 700 in 7mm Rem. Mag. that I replaced the trigger group in as soon as I acquired it because I have been hearing about the problems with their trigger groups for over 40 years! On top of that if you’d have bothered to read any of my other comments moron, I had the misfortune to actually witness an accidental discharge of a left handed 700 in .270 Win. this past deer season.

      The individual this happened to had just purchased the rifle from a supposedly reputable dealer who told him that it had already been “checked out”. I was actually watching when he flipped of the safety to unload the rifle as we came back to camp. At NO time did his finger go near the trigger at all! Fortunately he had the rifle pointed in a safe direction at the time. But the point is that this NEVER should have happened AT ALL!

      Stuff that up your pipe and smoke it!

    4. Thank you for belittling me as your just proving my point. If you would also do some research before belittling me and others on here you would realize that 700 trigger assembly’s that have had shade trees gunsmithing done to them are the only ones documented to have this issue. That is why it is always important to have your smithing done by a reputable, qualified gunsmith.
      I’m sorry to hear about your buddies incident, but dollar for dollar I bet that 700 has had unappropriate work done to the trigger. Now you can argue against this, but just like me or anyone on this blog you can’t prove otherwise.

    5. Belittling you is easy since you were speaking in complete ignorance. Now it also appears as though you enjoy telling patent lies.

      It has long been known that the “connector” in the older 700 Remington trigger groups can become out of alignment for a variety of reasons. If you knew half as much as you’d like the rest here to think you know, you’d have at least known that much.

      As far as proving anything is concerned, I have no need to prove that which was already known, likely before you were born.

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