Recall is for B.MAG bolt-action rifle
Savage Arms issued a recall on Monday for their B.MAG bolt rifles.
In a statement posted on their website, Savage Arms states that the bolts on some B.MAG rifles have been found to accidentally catch the safety, slipping it into the “fire” position and creating an obviously dangerous situation.
“The condition is primarily present if downward pressure is applied to the bolt too early while pushing it forward,” the statement says.
Owners of B.MAG rifles can go to the Savage Arms website and enter their rifle’s serial number to see if it is a part of the recall. If it is, they are eligible to receive a free retrofit part and instructions on how to install it.
The retrofit parts replace the existing bolt handle and bolt cap.
While Savage Arms say they have received no complaints of accidents as of yet, they are offering the free retrofits of B.MAG rifles in the interest of safety. They are also advising owners of such rifles to not use them until they have been checked and fitted with a new handle and cap.