Do you own a Remington shotgun or rifle with a Walker Fire Control or Common Fire Control? The experienced lawyers at Holland Law Firm, LLC are investigating cases against Remington for shotguns and rifles that have misfired, backfired, slamfired, or fired with the safety on, which has either rendered the firearm valueless and worthless as it should not be fired, or has resulted in tragic injuries. Recently, HLF attorneys and their co-counsel have filed lawsuits in Florida, Missouri and Washington for incidents involving Remington Model 700 bolt action rifles. The Missouri lawsuit alleges that Remington’s fire control system, the Walker Fire Control, is defective. This fire control system is found in over 5,000,000 weapons made by Remington.
Fire controls have been installed in 20 million Remington shotguns and rifles since 1948, including 20 different models. A fire control is a Remington patented design that locks the trigger in place and is supposedly designed to prevent the gun from firing.
However, the fire control does not keep the internal parts from moving, such as the hammer, sear, and firing pin. As a result, guns equipped with a Walker Fire Control or Common Fire Control can be discharged without ever pulling the trigger and while having the safety on due to debris or being dropped, bumped, or jarred. A leading gun expert has opined that Remington knew of this defect in its shotguns and rifles, but yet took no steps to remedy its defective design despite being aware of numerous tragic injuries. His conclusions are supported by Remington internal documents dating back all the way to the 1950s where its engineers identified and documented the problems.
Unfortunately for the public and consumers, no government agency can order a manufacturer to recall a defective gun, which allows gun manufacturers, like Remington, to police themselves. Millions of people have used their hard earned money to purchase Remington firearms that should not be fired, or that may have caused catastrophic injuries while being fired.