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The replacement mechanism does away with the connector.The settlement covers some of Remington's top-selling models including the 700, Seven, Sportsman 78, 673, 710, 715, 770, 600, 660, XP-100, 721, 722, and 725, produced since 1948.It was the kind of challenge that engineers live for and dread all at once.
But the materials have been hidden from the public until now by so-called protective orders that Remington has routinely insisted upon as a condition of settling the lawsuits.Among the revelations: An attorney representing Remington as well as E. du Pont de Nemours and Co., which owned the gun maker during the key phases of the 700 Series' development before selling it to an investment group in 1993, declined CNBC's request for an interview ahead of the settlement hearing that had been scheduled for next week."Remington's only comments will be in its papers filed with the court and its arguments before Judge Smith," said Dale Wills, a partner with the Chicago law firm Swanson, Martin & Bell, in email.But first, they had to get it past the legal department.
So on a chilly March day at Remington's main plant in Ilion, New York, the engineers met with the lawyers.
A hearing had been scheduled for Monday, but within hours after this report was first published, the judge postponed it indefinitely. As of mid-August, only 2,327 claims had been filed since the tentative agreement was first publicized in May.