Remington Model 788 bolt-action rifles are not included in the safety modification program. Model 788 rifles were manufactured from 1967 until 1983. Model 788 rifles made before 1975 were equipped with a bolt-lock mechanism.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE: If you have a Model 788 rifle with a bolt-lock mechanism, the manual safety must be placed in the "F" or "Off or Fire" position to lift the bolt and begin the process of unloading the rifle. Be sure the rifle is pointing in a safe direction anytime you move the manual safety to the "F" or "Off or Fire" position. After you have lifted the bolt, slide the bolt rearward and then immediately put the manual safety back in the “S” or “On safe” position and then continue the unloading process.
Regardless of whether your Model 788 rifle has a bolt-lock mechanism you must always follow the 10 Commandments of Firearm Safety. Special care must be taken during the loading and unloading process. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Always unload your rifle when not actually in use. Every firearm should be unloaded as soon as you are finished shooting – before taking it into your car, camp or house. Remington wants you to enjoy the shooting sports - safely!
Should you desire service on any of your Remington firearms please feel free to call us on our toll free service line 1-800-243-9700 or visit the Remington Authorized Repair Center nearest you.