Posted August 11, 2017 1:40 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

Ruger announced earlier today that it was issues a safety bulletin for certain precision rifles due to a concern regarding the firing pin being impeded by the aluminum bolt shroud. Rather than simply prevent the weapon from firing properly, however, it also appears that the defect may also cause the weapon to fire when the bolt is lifted.

The press release from Ruger:

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) has issued a Safety Bulletin for certain Ruger Precision Rifles. Ruger recently learned that some Ruger Precision Rifles may experience interference between the aluminum bolt shroud and the cocking piece (also known as the firing pin back). In rare instances, the interference can disrupt the firing mechanism and cause it to not function properly. This interference can potentially lead to light primer strikes or, in extreme cases, the rifle may not fire when the trigger is pulled. If the rifle fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, it may fire when the bolt handle is subsequently lifted. In rifles where this condition exists, the issue often resolves itself as the parts wear and the interference is reduced. Therefore, rifles that have fired more than 100 rounds with no issues or concerns …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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