If you own a Remington Model XP-100 rifle:
Only those Remington Model XP-100 firearms made before February of 1975 were manufactured with a bolt-lock mechanism and are subject to this bolt-lock safety modification program . Please see Important Safety Notice regarding the 1979 recall below. Those XP-100 firearms made after February of 1975 do not have a bolt-lock mechanism and may be loaded and unloaded with the safety kept in the “S” or “On Safe” position. To determine whether your Model XP-100 firearm 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.
If your Model XP-100 firearm has a bolt-lock mechanism, it is eligible for this bolt-lock safety modification program. If you participate in the program, 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 firearm 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.
The cost, if any, to you for participating in the bolt-lock safety modification program will depend upon whether your Model XP-100 firearm was previously repaired under a 1979 recall program.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE:
In 1979, Remington instituted a recall for XP-100 firearms made before 1979 because, under certain circumstances, the safety and trigger could be manipulated in a way that could result in an accidental discharge. Under the 1979 recall program, owners of the affected firearms could return their guns for installation of a new trigger assembly at no charge. Since 1979, thousands of owners of the affected firearms have participated in the 1979 recall and received new trigger assemblies.
How can you tell if your firearm was subject to the 1979 recall, and whether it was repaired as part of that program?
- All XP-100 firearms with serial numbers below 7507984 - except those beginning with an "A" or "B" before the number - were subject to the 1979 recall.
- Each firearm repaired under the 1979 recall has a “O” (approximately 1/4 inch high) stamped on the left side of the receiver tang opposite the letter “S” on safe position. These replacement trigger assemblies did not have the bolt-lock feature. The bolt assembly can be opened in either the On Safe or Off Safe position.
If you own a Model XP-100 firearm that was subject to the 1979 recall, does the current bolt-lock safety modification program affect you?
- If your XP-100 firearm was subject to the 1979 recall but was never repaired as part of the 1979 recall, a new trigger assembly without a bolt lock feature will be installed. This change will be made at no cost to you.
- If your XP-100 firearm was repaired as part of the 1979 recall, it is not subject to the bolt-lock safety modification program, only if it was not subject to the 1979 recall, you may have the bolt-lock removed at a cost of $20, plus shipping and handling, plus tax. 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:
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.