YouTube video shows gun spontaneously fire

Remington issued a recall for over 1.3M Model 700 rifles after a YouTube video showed one firing without its triggered being pulled

In April 2014, Remington issued a voluntary recall for over 1.3 million Model 700 rifles with a trigger mechanism known as the X-Mark Pro. A few months earlier, an alarming YouTube video had gone viral in which a garage experiment, conducted by a Model 700 owner, showed a potentially deadly defect: his rifle could fire without its trigger being pulled in cold weather.

Remington 700 Trigger Problem by JimmyDickens1 on YouTube

Although Remington has fixed its Model 700 trigger problem, it is estimated that only 1 in 4 guns affected by the recall have been turned in. Nearly a million are still out there.

This week on 60 Minutes, Lesley Stahl examines the Remington controversy and the families it’s affected on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Preview: The Remington 700