Remington trigger problems surface as class-action settlement deadline nears

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The Remington 700 trigger mechanism

Brandon Ancil | CNBC

With gun sales surging during the coronavirus crisis, owners of one of the world’s most popular rifles are facing new questions about whether their guns are safe.

And the pandemic is creating complications in the manufacturer’s offer to repair the guns under a landmark class-action settlement, with the deadline to file claims just weeks away.

Since 2010, CNBC has been investigating allegations of a design defect in Remington’s iconic Model 700 rifle that is said to allow the gun to fire without the trigger being pulled. Lawsuits have linked the alleged

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