Remington Adds Limited Lifetime Firearm Warranty for 2016 Firearms

After coming under fire for the largest rifle recall in history, and the poorly handled R51 pistol launch, Remington wants to rebuild consumer confidence in their products.

Remington has announced that all their firearms purchased January 1st, 2016 or after will be eligible for a “limited lifetime warranty.” Specifically, the warranty states:

Remington warrants to the original purchaser of a new firearm from Remington that such firearm shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for the duration of time that the purchaser originally owns that firearm.  This warranty allows for repair or replacement of any part/s of the firearm, or replacement of the firearm if un-repairable, so long as all other requirements of the warranty are fulfilled.

Of course, the warranty does not cover user-caused issues including:

  • Failure to provide proper care and maintenance
  • Accidents, abuse, or misuse
  • Barrel obstruction
  • Hand loaded, reloaded, or improper ammunition
  • Unauthorized adjustments, repairs, or modifications
  • Normal wear and tear

The hand-loaded disclaimer is disheartening, especially for Remington Model 700 and other center-fire shooters, but the sentiment is there.

Remington is looking to put their past behind them and start the long slog of regaining customer trust and confidence. This is, in my opinion, a good first step.


Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Swarf

    Too little, too late. Screw them.

    Bring Marlin back up to snuff and we can start a conversation, Freedom Group, you money-grubbing cockweasels.

    • Language man ease it back a notch

      • Swarf

        Uh… okay. I guess a lot of grade-schoolers who have never seen the internet read this blog, or something.

  • John

    Put a blanket no-questions-asked warranty on the traditional firearms they make–the 700, the shotguns, some others–and then limited liability on the rest.

    That’s the smart play.

  • Tyler McCommon

    No modifications pretty much kills the warranty.

    • Fritz609

      “Unauthorized modifications”. Maybe like switch out non stock parts that cause the malfunction. No different than other companies’ warranties.

  • LG

    That tells one their quality level before 2016. Everything Freedom Group touches turns into the foulest of cesspits. The cheapest quality control is the warranty, especially with the buyer paying the shipping. Caveat Emptor!

    • Fritz609

      Hopefully the new Alabama facility means something new(or better, old) for Remington. They can have a chance to bounce back.

  • Kevin Craig

    Short version: those “junk gun” makers Keltec and Hi-Point still have far better warranties than Remington.

    • Fred Johnson

      Or Taurus.

      In reality, those companies warranties are more like quality control. The problem is the QC staff are the customers.

      • Kevin Craig

        Customers are *always* the real QC staff.

        • Brian Hert

          Stealing this as a quote for a software argument I’ve been having.

    • Quasimofo

      From my experience and observations, I think Keltec considers customers to be beta testers…

    • Saxonist Sealclubber

      I’d still trust my Keltec with my life before I would buy a Remington.

  • Quasimofo

    At the rate they’re going, a new Remington owner is likely to outlive the company…


  • I wonder.

    Does this lifetime warranty cover from-the-factory rust covering the bolt face?

  • I typically tune/mod my firearms within hours of first firing.

    Deburring, polishing, 3rd party parts, etc. 🙁

    Am I the only one?

    • Fred Johnson

      Nope. I usually tune or tweak every gun I own. Part because I have to, part because I want to. It just depends on the gun.

    • iksnilol

      I think that is as normal as breathing for us gun people.

      Only people I know of that don’t do anything to their gun is the people who only take it out for hunting once a year (and those who are issued an firearm). And even those who get one issued modify it a bit (smoothen it up, tape it so it doesn’t fall apart, and all that):

  • Matt W.

    So everyone who bought a bum firearm before then is SOL? I would have assumed that they already had at least a limited lifetime warranty on their products, but I guess not. Then again, the newest Remington I own is from 1976 (and the earliest, 1923), so I’ve never had to deal with a crap one, however I feel for the people who have, and it’s a shame considering Remington’s once legendary quality. Hell, my wife owns a No. 6 from the turn of the century that was pulled from a lake by my grandfather after having been there at least 25 years or more when he found it. He cleaned it up, made a new stock, and my wife and I still shoot it to this day. Somehow, I don’t think a Freedom Group Remington would fare as well, even brand new. Shame.

  • Ed Forney

    Bought a Walther P22 a while ago. Just assumed it had a lifetime warranty as most guns do. One year .Piece of junk !!!

    • Wanderlust

      Yeah its the only Walther I really hate. They should be embarrassed to put there name on that.

      • Ed Forney

        Looked good, felt good, and it was a Walther. How could you go wrong ?? Found out the first time I took the slide off. What were they thinking ??

        • Saxonist Sealclubber

          Really? What’s the problem with yours? I have the P22Q, no issues.

          • Ed Forney

            Had a catch in the trigger pull. Could feel it and hear it, very easily. Complained to Walther, and sent it to have the rough spot smoothed out. They sent it back, saying that their “experts” couldn’t find anything wrong. Took it to the local gun shop, and he could hear it from behind the counter. In his words,,They didn’t find anything wrong, because they didn’t want to. My first impression though, was the way the slide spring had to be put back in. Someone had their head up their butt on that one. And then there’s the cheap plastic clip that you have to pull down to take the slide off to clean it. It’s going to break or just fall off one of these days. Then of course, you have to buy expensive ammo, just to make the shells eject. Etc, Etc.

          • Saxonist Sealclubber

            I had none of those issues myself.

          • Ed Forney

            You were lucky.

    • Fritz609

      Walther has lifetime warranties now on all firearms. Not sure if it covers old guns. I think it’s common knowledge that .22 pistols suck. .22 should only be revolvers.

      • Ed Forney

        Warranty card says one year. Also, I have a Ruger Mark lll 22/45 that has never burped, and is VERY accurate, but also very heavy. I’m upset with the service dept as much as the gun.

  • TexasRaider

    Remington is desperately in need of a new owner…they’re the Miami Dolphins of the firearms world; great name recognition, used to be really good, folks kind of want to like them in general, but they’re run by soul-less, amoral, money-grubbing Scrooges that would set an orphan on fire for a silver dollar….

  • Fritz609

    This makes me love my rm380 even more now. Not that I’ve had a problem yet. Round of applause for Remington.