Sunday, November 30, 2014

Remington Shotgun Recall

If you own a recently made Remington 887, here's a heads-up:

Madison, N.C. - Remington Outdoor Company, Inc. (“Remington”) today announced a voluntary recall of Model 887™ shotguns manufactured from December 1, 2013 to November 24, 2014.

Senior Remington engineers determined that some of those Model 887™ shotguns could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge.


Remington has determined that some Remington Model 887™ shotguns manufactured between December 1, 2013 and November 24, 2014 may exhibit a defect causing the firing pin to bind in the forward position within the bolt, which can result in an unintentional discharge when chambering a live round. Therefore, Remington is recalling ALL potentially affected products to fully inspect and repair.


Old NFO said...

Copied all, will cross post to the GBBL...

Goober said...

In fact, if the pin stays forward, it can create a slam fire condition, meaning it won't just discharge once, but will discharge and continue to do so until the ammo in the shotgun is expended.

This, as you all know, makes such a malfunction illegal, and as that poor sap up in Michigan taught us about 5 years ago, it doesn't matter if it was caused by a malfunction;

If your firearm fires more than one shot per pull of the trigger, you've got an illegally modified machine gun, and you will be arrested and punished.