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Old 03-10-2012, 02:25 AM   #11
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No problem. As I said, we all have different experiences with the trigger. If there is one weak link in the Remington trigger it's that the sear rides on a split piece of metal. It looks like it's one piece(and the top portion (IS), but it rides on two separate metal "arms". That's the best I can describe it. These can come loose and there-in lies the culprit, IMHO.

NEVER happened to me, but obviously HAS happend to you.

Had a similar thing happen on a custom Model 98 Mauser and Canjar trigger. The trigger had been re-worked by the factory and not re-blued. After a rainly elk hunt I returned to camp, thumbed off the safety and (you guessed it) "bang". Startled say the least. That 250 grain Hawk did a real number on an oak tree!

What does this prove? That good gun handling in all cases averted a potential disaster...

Take that Remmie out and have some fun. My M40A1 is in the front of the safe just waiting for my next range trip. I'll report back.

.308' gotta love'm.


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Old 03-10-2012, 08:49 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by weshowe View Post
What does this prove? That good gun handling in all cases averted a potential disaster...Wes
Amen to that!
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:21 PM   #13
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Great comments and advice, as usual, gentlemen. tks. Although the Timney replacement looks to be a simple "plug in" according to the reviews, I have decided to go ahead and have a local gunsmith to the work. For an extra couple of bucks, I can have the opportunity to chat (and look over his shoulder) regarding the Remington trigger and gather what comments and advice I can. I am a jeweler by trade and live by working with small and intricate items, so I don't really think there should be any problems with the replacement, but will let a professional do the job in this case. I can then take the original trigger apart and play..... I did email Remington regarding my experience and will let you know what their responce is..........if any. Tks again
Les, muchly appreciate the link to the other site regarding the Remington triggers. Good info for all.

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Old 03-16-2012, 06:51 AM   #14
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Remington had a recall on triggers.

Read this.

Recall Notice.

Safety Modification Program

Remington Model 700 & Model 40-X
If you own a Remington Model 700 or Model 40-X rifle:
Only those Model 700 or 40-X rifles made before March 1982 were manufactured with a bolt-lock mechanism. Model 700 or 40-X rifles made after March 1982 do not have a bolt-lock mechanism and may be loaded and unloaded with the safety in the “S” or “On Safe” position. Consequently, post-1982 Model 700 or 40-X rifles are not subject to this bolt-lock Safety Modification Program.

To determine whether your Model 700 or 40-X rifle has a bolt-lock mechanism, either:

• Call Remington toll-free at 1-877-387-6691 and a service representative will help you determine if your firearm has a bolt-lock mechanism, or

• Take your Model 700 or 40-X rifle to a Remington Authorized Repair Center and a qualified gunsmith will examine your firearm and determine whether it has a bolt-lock mechanism.

If your Model 700 or 40-X rifle has a bolt-lock mechanism, it is eligible for this bolt-lock Safety Modification Program. If you participate, your firearm will be cleaned and inspected for proper functioning by a qualified gunsmith. Once the condition of your firearm has been assessed, you will be notified of one of the following:

• Your firearm’s trigger assembly is otherwise in good operating condition, and the gunsmith will proceed to physically remove the bolt-lock feature so that your rifle can be loaded and unloaded while the safety remains in the “S” or “On Safe” position; or

• Your rifle’s trigger assembly is found to be in an unsatisfactory or potentially unsafe operating condition because of any number of factors, including wear, alteration or maintenance. The entire trigger assembly will be replaced with a new factory trigger assembly, which does not incorporate a bolt-lock mechanism.

In either case, the total cost to you is $20 plus shipping and handling. You will also receive a safety redemption certificate to complete and submit in order to receive a free blaze orange hat (one hat per certificate).

How to participate in the Safety Modification Program

Complete the General Repair Form and
Send or deliver your firearm and the completed repair form to either:
a) A Remington Authorized Repair Center; or
b) Ship your firearm to the Remington factory at:
Remington Arms Company, Inc.
Ilion Firearms Plant
Attention: BL Safety Program
14 Hoefler Avenue
Ilion, NY 13357

Remington will bill or arrange for payment once your firearm is received and evaluated.

CAUTION: It is your responsibility to comply with all laws and regulations regarding transportation or shipping of your firearm. Absolutely no ammunition should be packaged with the firearm whether loaded in the firearm itself or included in the shipping container. The firearm should be transported only in a completely unloaded condition.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:59 AM   #15
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yeah, I was aware of Remington's recall but by the time I pay the $20.00 PLUS the shipping cost, it would be cheaper just to put in a Timney and add a 1/2 hour of my time. The cost for shipping my pistols when I send them out is between $50 and $60 so I can assume a rifle would be a lot more. You can't use the regular postal service unless your have an FFL, FexEx knows they've got you by the walnettas and makes you overnight and I'm not sure about UPS.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:27 PM   #16
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I believe that rifles don't have to be sent via private (UPS, Fedex) overnight, they can be sent by individuals via USPS for factory repairs.
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Interesting the latest post on this is 3/18/12. There was a special 60 Minutes show last Sunday 2/19/17 that covered this quite well, as there has been deaths associated with this issue. (link) Popular Remington 700 rifle linked to potentially deadly defect - CBS News opened my eyes!
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:54 AM   #18
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Well, I had forgotten about this thread until it came back to life. Long story short. I put a Timney trigger in not long after this thread was started back in 2012. Thinking all was right with the world, out to the range I went. Put a couple of rounds down range and decided to chamber and then eject a live round. The result was a big bang as I was lifting the bolt. So now (well, at the time) I'm thinking there's something wrong with the bolt assembly.

I called Remington and with no hassle they said to send it in on the recall. They also sent me a mailer and off to Remington it went. During that conversation with Remington I brought up that I had installed a Timneny trigger which didn't correct the problem. Although I was a bit skeptical, Remington said they would replace the trigger assembly with the updated version, I believe the X-Mark trigger. Now, having replaced the trigger myself, I was a bit skeptical that a trigger was going to do anything at all to correct the problem. Remington did want me to reinstall the original trigger and take off any scopes or accessories before sending it in which I did.

Fast forward about 3 weeks later and the rifle comes back. Off to the range I go again. I put 12 rounds down range which is about all my shoulder can handle with a 7MM Rem. Mag. As a side note one of my 3 shot groups measured about an inch at 200 yards but, having said that, no need to mention the other three, 3 shot groups! Anyway, I loaded and ejected all the rounds just to see it I could get the gun to give me an unintentional discharge. Nada, nothing, and it seems the new Remington trigger solved the problem. I've taken it out once or twice since and the rifle performed as it should.

Now I read that they're having problems with the X-Mark trigger. Guess I need to give them another call. This gun, because of the trigger, has become a hassle. OTH, it's saving grace is that it is more accurate than my ability to shoot it so I'm inclined to deal with the hassle, perhaps, one more time.
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