Remington recalls thousands of rifles for safety issue

MISHAWAKA, Ind.-- A popular rifle is being recalled because it could go off unexpectedly. Gun experts said the rifle in question is Remington's Model 700 and Model Seven because of a possible malfunction in the X-Mark Pro trigger.

Guns manufactured between May 1st, 2006 and April 9th, 2014 are part of the recall.

Brad Rupert, the General Manager at Midwest Gun Exchange, said this is a massive recall.

“They found out that some of them have an excess bonding agent within the mechanics of the trigger and it can cause it to discharge under the wrong conditions,” Rupert said.

Remington set up a website where owners can enter their gun's serial number to find out if it is a part of the recall. Click here to visit that website.

“If it is, you’ll fill out your information, they’ll send you a call tag to your house, they’ll pick it up, it will be returned to Remington, they will repair the problem if there is one, and they will return it to you,” Rupert said.

The Midwest Gun Exchange said they will be contacting all of their customers who may have bought a Remington rifle that was manufactured during that time.

You can call 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #1) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT for more information or visit the Remington website with additional information.

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