Savage Arms has recalled B.MAG .17 WSM bolt-action rifles. The bolt on some of these rifles may catch the safety switch, moving it to the “fire” position. Only B.MAG rifles with serial numbers J800928 and below are affected. No other Savage rifles have the issue.
Savage’s press release reads, “Savage Arms has discovered that the bolt on some B.MAG rifles may inadvertently catch the safety button and slide it forward into the “fire” position. This condition is primarily present if downward pressure is applied to the bolt too early while pushing it forward.” No accidents have been reported.
Savage requests owners stop using the affected B.MAG rifles and contact the company at 844-784-3301 to receive a free retrofit kit. Savage will send you a free bolt retrofit kit that includes step-by-step instructions, the bolt handle and cap.
Review Savage’s official recall notification here: http://www.savagearms.com/recall/bmagbolt/.