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.