Archives for September 2012

Weatherby Vanguard Rifles

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE REGARDING WEATHERBY’S VANGUARD RIFLE

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

VANGUARD® BY WEATHERBY RIFLE

Weatherby, Inc. of Paso Robles, California, is performing a safety upgrade on all Vanguard® by Weatherby brand rifles manufactured between the years 1970 to 1993.

The affected rifles bear serial numbers from one of the following series on the receiver: 00001 through 03810; V00001 through V80966; VX00001 through VX44065; VS00001 through VS23699; VL00001 through VL46984; W0001 through W0099; NV0001 through NV0099. The safety upgrade will replace the bolt sleeve to prevent misassembly of the bolt, which might occur on the affected rifles. Such misassembly might result into a hazardous condition in which the rifle can be accidentallydischarged without the bolt being fully engaged, causing severe injury.

WARNING: If you own a Vanguard® by Weatherby rifle with a serial number from one of the serial number series referred to above: USE OF YOUR RIFLE MAY RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT AND SEVERE INJURY. STOP USING YOUR RIFLE IMMEDIATELY and click on this link http://www.weatherby.com/vanguardsafety/registration to receive a Bolt Return Kit. Only the bolt sleeve is being upgraded. Your bolt will be returned to you after the upgrade. If you do not have web access, call Weatherby at 1-800-227-2018 to receive a Bolt Return Kit.

 

 

 

NO OTHER WEATHERBY RIFLES ARE AFFECTED. CHECK YOUR SERIAL NUMBER.

 

The affected rifles were originally sold through licensed gun dealers nationwide, and some of them may have been resold by the original owners through retail gun dealers, trade shows or privately. If you have sold, traded or given away an affected Vanguard® by Weatherby rifle, it is important for you to forward this Safety Notice to the current owner.

Weatherby apologizes for any inconvenience to its customers resulting from this safety upgrade program, but it is important that owners of affected rifles take advantage of this free upgrade program and do not use an affected rifle before it has been upgraded. All work will be done at the factory at no charge. Return the bolt only, not the entire rifle. Please do not return your Vanguard® by Weatherby bolt to the factory before contacting us at either http://www.weatherby.com/vanguardsafety/registrationor 1-800-227-2018 for your Bolt Return Kit.

 

http://www.weatherby.com/vanguardsafety

Remington 338 Lapua Magnum

Product Safety Recall Notice

Warning – Do Not Use

Remington 338 Lapua Magnum

250 Grain Scenar Match Ammunition Lot Nos. L13SA29L, L13SA29R, L13SB29L, or L13SB29R

Remington has determined the above lots may have been improperly loaded. Improper loading may cause malfunctions which may result in damage to the firearm, serious personal injury or death.

DO NOT USE

Remington 338 Lapua Magnum 250 Grain Scenar Match Ammunition Lot Nos. L13SA29L, L13SA29R, L13SB29L, or L13SB29R

To identify Lot numbers:

For CASES, the Lot Number is stenciled on the outside of the case; and,
For BOXES, the Lot Number is stamped on the inside flap of the box.
If you have any of the ammunition identified above, immediately discontinue use and contact Remington at 1-800-243-9700, Prompt #3. We will arrange for return shipment and, upon receipt, will send replacement ammunition at no cost.

If you are unsure if you have one of these Lots or if you have mixed boxes of ammunition, please immediately discontinue use and contact Remington.

For any consumer questions or instructions on how to return product, contact the Consumer Service Department at 1-800-243-9700, Prompt #3.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Safety First

Always observe the Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety and wear approved eye and ear protection anytime you are shooting.

September 19, 2012.

http://www.remington.com/pages/news-and-resources/safety-center/safety-warning-recall-notice-Remington338-250Gr-Match.aspx

Howa 1500 Stainless Rifles

PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL

 

HOWA MACHINERY, LTD. MODEL 1500, STAINLESS STEEL RIFLES

 

Howa Machinery. Ltd. is performing a Product Recall of Howa Model 1500 Stainless Steel Rifles that were manufactured between November 2009 and September 2011 and sold through licensed gun dealers throughout Australia between December 2009 and the present. The recall does not apply to any other model of Howa M1500 rifles.

 

In order to determine if your rifle is affected by this recall, please check the serial number on your rifle and refer to the Serial Number List located at www.regcen.com\m1500ss, or call the Howa Registration Center toll free at 1800 688 947.

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Issue: Some M1500 Stainless Steel Rifles have less tightening torque of the barrel nut than is required by Howa’s manufacturing specifications.

Hazard: Use of the rifle with a loosened barrel nut may lead to a failure in a discharge situation, or it may lead to personal injury.

What to do: IF YOU OWN A M1500 STAINLESS STEEL RIFLE WITH A SERIAL NUMBER THAT INCLUDES IT IN THIS RECALL, STOP USING THE RIFLE IMMEDIATELY AND CONTACT THE HOWA REPAIR CENTRE TO ARRANGE FOR IT TO BE INSPECTED AND, IF NECESSARY, REPAIRED. Do not use your rifle until it has been inspected and, if necessary, repaired by the Howa Repair Center.

Contact details: Please contact 1800 688 947 or e-mail howa1500@osaaustralia.com

Howa Machinery Ltd. apologizes for any inconvenience to its customers resulting from this recall, but it is important that owners of affected rifles take advantage of this free recall and do not use an affected rifle before it has been inspected and repaired. All work will be done at no charge.

http://www.regcen.com/m1500ss/