RECALL: Remington Model 887 Shotgun

Remington is recalling all Remington Model 887 shotgun manufactured between December 1 2013 and November 24 2014. If you purchased a Model 887 after 1 December 2013 you should cease using it and sent it back to Remington to be repaired as soon as possible.

A defect discovered in recently manufactured Model 887 shotguns can cause the firing pin to bind in the forward position. This could cause an unintentional discharge when chambering a round, or worse, an out of battery discharge.

More information can be found at the Remington 887 Recall Website.

The full text of the recall is below (emphasis added):


PRODUCTS: Remington is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 887™ shotguns manufactured from December 1, 2013 to November 24, 2014.

DESCRIPTION OF THE HAZARD: Remington has determined that some Remington Model 887™ shotguns manufactured between December 1, 2013 and November 24, 2014 may exhibit a defect causing the firing pin to bind in the forward position within the bolt, which can result in an unintentional discharge when chambering a live round.  While Remington has the utmost confidence in the design of the 887™ shotgun, it is undertaking this recall in the interest of consumer safety.

REMEDY/ACTION TO BE TAKEN:  STOP USING YOUR SHOTGUN.  Any unintended discharge has the potential to cause injury or death.  Immediately cease use of recalled shotguns and return them to Remington free of charge.  Shotguns will be inspected, repaired, tested, and returned as soon as possible, at no cost to you. DO NOT attempt to diagnose or repair recalled shotguns yourself.  For your safety, STOP USING YOUR SHOTGUN and immediately contact Remington.


To participate in the recall, please follow the instructions below:

STEP 1: Visit or call 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #2) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. You will be asked to provide your name, address, telephone number, and shotgun(s) serial number.

STEP 2: Upon receipt of the information requested in Step 1, Remington will send you boxes and written instructions, and arrange for UPS to pick-up your shotgun(s). Remington will cover all related shipping, inspection, and repair charges. Please do not return your shotgun on your own. Remington will arrange for pick-up of your Model 887™.


Upon repair of your shotgun, you will note a punch mark on the bolt (see photo below).  This mark confirms your shotgun has been inspected and repaired by Remington under the recall program.

Notification (Model 887)

Remington has also corrected the manufacturing process to eliminate this potential firing pin problem in shotguns manufactured after November 24, 2014.  Shotguns manufactured after November 24, 2014 will also have a punch mark on the bolt.

Even after your shotgun has been inspected and repaired under this recall program, always follow the Ten Commandments of Firearm safety, printed below, whenever you handle any firearm.

The Ten Commandments of Firearms Safety

1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
2. Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use.
3. Don’t rely on your gun’s safety.
4. Be sure of your target and what’s beyond it.
5. Use proper ammunition.
6. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care.
7. Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
8. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
9. Don’t alter or modify your gun and have it serviced regularly.
10. Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.

Remington is deeply sorry for this inconvenience, but we believe in safety first.  It is imperative that Model 887™ shotguns subject to this recall are not used until they have been inspected and repaired by Remington.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • MountainKelly

    Model 700, R51, and then Model 887… seriously guys?

    • Will P.

      Those were my exact thoughts. Maybe once they get the Alabama plant running good the cheap union work at high prices will go away.

      • Ethan

        I’m very much hopeful of this. All new workforce, boot the NY union deadbeats, and build a streamlined LEAN manufacturing facility from the ground up with a new design team and a new workforce in a new state of the art facility.

        *crosses fingers*

    • mosinman

      what’s next? the R1?
      i’d hate to send mine in after just a few months of buying it

  • Zachary marrs

    Why was my comment deleted?

  • Darren Hruska

    The ubiquitous slam fire returns!

    • SP mclaughlin

      I wonder if the long pump of the 887 make it a lot more controllable than original designs.

  • Cknarf

    I’m never buying any new stuff from Remington lol.

  • Dan

    Yep buy your new gun then immediately send iit in for repair just in case.

  • Indiana Finney

    Just a heads up, Steve, the 1st paragraph includes a typo, December 1 2014 instead of December 1 2013.

  • Thanks buddy. My bad.

  • Franciscomv

    This is fine and dandy for US based customers, but a real pain in the behind for those of us far away. It’s ridiculously expensive and complicated to ship a gun back to Remington from Argentina.

    A good friend of mine has a Remington 700 that was included in the recall. Another one just got a brand new 887 shotgun (we’ve got a 40 day waiting period, tons of paperwork, etc.) and sure enough it’s included in the recall.

    I just bought a 597 and I’m looking at a stainless R1911, I hope there’s nothing wrong with those…

  • Tim U

    You deserve going through this hassle if you were dumb enough to still buy remington. I’m through with anything from Freedom Group

  • Dan

    That is a brilliant idea who do we need to talk to at Remington to get this going!