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    Exclamation Caracal issues permanent recall of all "C" models...

    Caracal has said that the issue cannot be repaired. Do not load or fire your firearm, return it to the factory for a refund of the full purchase price.

    This recall affects all Model C pistols, including but not limited to those with serial numbers which start with the following letters: HM, AA, AD, AG, CA, CB, CC, CD, CE, CF, CG, CH, CI, CJ, CK, CL, CM, CN, CP, CR and CS...

    ...Caracal will provide you with a full refundof the purchase price of yourCaracal Model C pistolor vouchers for otherCaracal products. Unfortunately, the potential safety issues cannot be addressed through a repair of the Model C pistol and all Model C pistolís must be returned for refund.
    While the recall notice does not offer an explanation of the problem, offered this possible explanation: the past there has been evidence that the slide breaks in two pieces around the ejection port. It is possible that the design is simply too light and cannot adequately tolerate the stresses of shooting...

    ...the new models look exactly like the old ones with a redesigned slide assembly. The new slides have an updated profile with oppositely-angled front and rear slide serrations. Dimensionally they are slightly larger in size by about 1mm in width and height; this supports the assumption that the old slides were just not up to the task. BREAKING: Caracal recalls all 'C' models, rolls out all-new pistol catalog

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    I sold my returned C without even firing it! I hope he is watching these messages because I have no recall as to who was the buyer

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    You know what's coming. This is one more reason that I bought a glock. This critter is an even bigger piece of junk than the Springfield. They won't even try to fix them.

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    This is a good reason for not purchasing firearms from third world countries. And that includes those from SA made in Croatia. I know somewhere Steyr had a hand in the Caracal design, but it seems it is flawed big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennydale View Post
    This is a good reason for not purchasing firearms from third world countries. And that includes those from SA made in Croatia. I know somewhere Steyr had a hand in the Caracal design, but it seems it is flawed big time.

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    Third world country? I take it you've never been to, seen, or heard of Dubai then? The UAE is by far one of the richest countries in the Middle East. I think the point is better stated, don't by guns from people who have no idea what they're doing, or those that value quantity over quality.

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    ezkl2230 Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Kennydale View Post
    This is a good reason for not purchasing firearms from third world countries. And that includes those from SA made in Croatia. I know somewhere Steyr had a hand in the Caracal design, but it seems it is flawed big time.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using USA Carry mobile app
    What? No firearm made in the US, Britain, or Germany EVER fails?

    Wow. Talk about arrogance.

    The S&W Shield was made right here in the good ol' USA, remember?

    Here's a link to US manufacturer recalls:

    COLT: Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC > Customer Services > Repair & Refinish > Recall Request
    REMINGTON: Safety Center - Safety Programs - Safety Notices - Hunting Safety
    Browning: BROWNING

    RECALL: THIS RECALL IS FOR 22 MAGNUM RIMFIRE RIFLES ONLY (22 WMR caliber). 22 Long Rifle Rimfire A-Bolt models are not included in this recall.

    During our continual and extensive shooting tests under laboratory conditions, we encountered a parts tolerance variation, which could cause an unsafe condition. This is due to the possibility that some guns may fire when the bolt is being closed.

    DO NOT LOAD OR SHOOT YOUR 22 MAGNUM RIMFIRE A-BOLT RIFLE until it has been sent to us and the problem corrected. Failure to follow these instructions could result in injury or death to yourself or others.

    If your rifle has the following inscription on the right side of the barrel, your rifle is included in this recall:


    In all cases, the entire gun must be returned to Browning to make the correction.

    Please call our 22 Magnum Recall Department at 1-800-727-4312.

    When we receive your call we will verify that you own one of the recalled rifles, and you will be sent a special 22 Magnum Recall Kit to expedite the return and repair of your rifle.

    We apologize for this inconvenience. There will be no charge for the repair of your rifle and all shipping costs will be prepaid or quickly reimbursed.


    Shooting Times, September 1990; page 88
    AFTE Journal, July 1990; Volume 22, Number 3:329
    Guns & Ammo, August 1990; page ??


    RECALL: No attempt should be made to load or shoot a recalled Browning rifle.

    Browning, model A-Bolt II Stainless, 300 Remington Ultra Magnum caliber Rifles with a ten digit serial number beginning with the number 0 are being recalled. Continual and extensive shooting tests have revealed a potential safety problem in this particular model of the A-Bolt rifle. Browning warns all owners of the A-Bolt II Stainless 300 Remington Ultra Magnum rifles to immediately discontinue any further shooting of these rifles and return the entire rifle as soon as possible to Browning at the address listed below.

    Browning 1 (800) 727-4312
    Attn: Dept. A-Bolt II
    One Browning Place
    Arnold, Missouri 63010

    To verify if the rifle in question had been returned to the factory for the recall please call (800) 333-3288 and Browning will provide assistance.


    Company Notice September, 2001


    Warning: This make and model pistol may have the potential for UNINTENTIONAL DISCHARGE as the slide finishes closing without pulling the trigger.

    With the manual thumb safety on safe, magazine inserted, and the firearm loaded and cocked, pulling the trigger will usually not discharge the firearm. However, pulling the trigger after performing the above operations will cause the trigger lever to contact the forward end of the sear lever. The sear lever then rotates about its pin, causing the rear end of the sear lever to push down on the sear, but not enough for disengagement from the hammer since the safety physically blocks its path. When the trigger is released the sear does not return to its full seated position at the cocking notch. The force now needed to disengage the sear from the hammer is less, due to the new position of the sear. Theoretically, the trigger pull is lowered and a jar to the firearm could disengage the sear from the hammer, possibly bypassing the half cock safety. The loading of a live round into the chamber and letting the slide close was enough force to cause a discharge without the trigger being pulled.

    1 Browning Place
    Morgan, UT 84050
    (801) 876-2711 or (800) 727-4312


    AFTE Journal, October 1996; Volume 28, Number 4:233-240


    RECALL: Browning has identified a potential safety hazard on its BLR Long Action, and is recalling all of these rifles for repair. This recall does not include the Short Action BLR Rifle.

    Long Action BLR owners should NOT load or shoot their rifles until they have been returned to Browning and the problem has been corrected. The problem is easily corrected but the affected rifles must be sent to Browning for the correction to be made.

    The rifles in question have the following inscription on the right side of the barrel: Model 81L BLR followed by one of these calibers: CALIBER 270 WIN., 30-06, or 7MM REM. MAG.

    To arrange shipping and service, call Browning’s service facility at (800) 727-4312. Browning pays the freight and provides the container.


    Shooting Industry, July 1991; page 1
    Shooting Times, August 1991; page 8
    Shooting Times, October 1991; page 106
    AFTE Journal, July 1991; Volume 23, Number 3:802
    American Rifleman, July 1991; page?


    RECALL: Browning is recalling the trigger assemblies from all Browning A-500 shotguns. This is a new semiautomatic shotgun, which Browning introduced in 1987.

    During extensive shooting tests under laboratory conditions, Browning encountered a parts breakage in the trigger assembly on the A-500. This failure could cause an unsafe condition if it were to occur.

    As a precaution, Browning is replacing all trigger assemblies on all A-500 shotguns sold since its introduction. All A-500 shotguns, which contain the new replacement trigger assembly, can be identified by the letter H stamped on the bottom front of the trigger guard plate.

    Therefore, if you own a Browning A-500 shotgun which does not have the letter H stamped on the bottom forward part of the trigger guard plate, your trigger assembly must be recalled.


    Please call our A-500 Recall Department at 1 (800) 322-4626. Missouri residents call collect at (314) 287-6800.

    You will receive a special A-500 recall kit to expedite this modification of your A-500 shotgun.

    We apologize for this inconvenience. There will be no charge for the replacement trigger assembly and you will be reimbursed for all your shipping costs.


    American Rifleman, August 1988; page 80
    California Department of Justice Firearms Safety Note 88-4



    These shotguns potentially have a problem with the safety engaging properly.

    Mossberg Firearms
    7 Grasso Avenue
    North Haven, CT 06473
    (203) 230-5300



    MODEL 695,
    SERIAL NUMBERS – M000101 THRU M015304

    RECALL: The Mossberg model 695 bolt action shotguns produced between 1995 and 1996 with serial numbers M000101 to M015304 have been recalled. These shotguns may discharge when closing the bolt during the loading of a live cartridge into the chamber. These firearms should not be loaded or used due to the possibility of accidental discharge.

    O. F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
    7 Grasso Avenue
    North Haven, CT 06473
    (888) 920-0486


    American Firearms, November/December 2000; Volume 28, Number 11:12
    Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, February 2001; Volume 13, Number 2:60
    Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, April 2001; Volume 13, Number 3:25
    O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. Website, October 2000


    WARNING: The examination revealed that the pistol could be fired by means other than pulling the trigger. Striking the front of the trigger guard with a plastic mallet or dropping the pistol on its muzzle may cause an UNINTENTIONAL DISCHARGE.

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.
    Lacey Place
    Southport, CT 06490


    AFTE Journal, April 1980; Volume 12, Number 2:16


    RECALL: This important notice pertains only to the following semiautomatic pistols:

    Ruger Mark II Standard - Automatic Pistol (4 3/4 inch barrel, blued only) Serial Number Range 210-92816 to 210-94772.

    Ruger Mark II Pistols - Standard, Target and Bull Barrel models, (blued only) Serial Number Range 211-28500 to 211-40000.

    Two pistols in the above serial number range have been discovered to fire if the trigger is pulled when the safety is on "S" and then the safety is moved to the "F" position.

    To determine if this can happen, we urge all owners of these pistols to perform the following test:

    After ascertaining that the pistol is completely unloaded, retract the bolt, let it return fully forward, and place the safety in the "S" position.

    With the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, pull the trigger.
    Then place the safety in the "F" position.
    Pull the trigger. You should hear a click as the hammer falls in a properly functioning pistol.
    If you do not hear a click, the pistol can fire simply by moving the safety to the "F" position. Do Not Use the Pistol.

    Ship it at once via U.P.S. to:

    Sturm Ruger & Company, Inc.
    Department MK II
    Lacey Place
    Southport, Connecticut 06490

    We will repair the pistol and return it to you at no charge.

    Shooting Times, September 1985; page 96
    Guns, October 1985; page 18
    American Rifleman, August 1985; page 2
    California Department of Justice Firearms Safety Note 86-7

    “Old Model” (pre-1973) SINGLE-SIX,
    RECALL: The patented Ruger Conversion Kit is an entirely new operating system for these old revolvers. It can help prevent accidental discharges caused by a drop or blow to the hammer if the user has failed to take the basic safety precaution of keeping the hammer down on an empty chamber. That's very important!

    This mechanism can be factory installed without any further alteration. The frame and other major parts will not be affected by this Conversion. The value of the gun will not be impaired, and we will return your original parts for collector's purposes.

    To receive a free factory safety conversion, write to us at:

    Sturm, Ruger and Company, Inc.
    Lacey Place
    Department KC
    Southport, CT 06490

    We will provide you with a shipping container and instructions. You only pay initial shipping to our factory. We will cover all other charges including return shipping costs. Please write to us without delay if you have one of these guns, and tell your friends about the availability of this kit. Remember that the safest way to carry any older single-action revolver, regardless of manufacturer, is with the hammer down on an empty chamber.

    If your revolver has the words "New Model" on the frame, this offer is not applicable. Please write to us at "Department C" for full details.


    Company Notice 1980 & 1982
    American Rifleman, November 1980; page 9
    American Rifleman, February 1982; page 65
    Handgun, February 1999; page 37


    WARNING: After opening the cylinder in normal fashion by pressing on the cylinder release button, the hammer, which is locked down as part of its safe design, can be unlocked and cocked by applying thumbnail pressure to the forward edge of the cylinder release button. When the cylinder is then closed, the hammer drops discharging the firearm as the trigger moves forward. The transfer bar is defeated without touching the trigger.

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.
    Lacey Place
    Southport, CT 06490


    AFTE Journal, October 1983; Volume 15, Number 4:56-59

    MODEL P-85,
    RECALL: We have recently learned of a broken firing pin in a P85 automatic pistol, which caused the pistol to fire as a result of decocking. This is the first report of this nature in over 200,000 pistols delivered to customers since 1987. No injury occurred because the shooter kept the pistol pointed in a safe direction during decocking.

    Nevertheless, we regard this incident as important because it reveals a potential danger, which we are prepared to eliminate in all P85 pistols now in use. This modification is very simple and does not alter the handling or appearance of this pistol, but it must be installed at the factory.

    Accordingly, we urgently request that all owners of P85 pistols contact us immediately to obtain any further information they may desire, and to arrange for return of their P85 pistols to the factory for modification. Please contact us at:

    Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
    Department S
    Ruger Road
    Prescott, AZ 86301
    Or call us for P85 inquiries only at 800-424-1886. Please have your pistol serial number available when contacting us.

    We will schedule your gun for factory installation of a new safety/decock system free of charge. It will prevent this type of accidental firing even in the rare event of firing pin breakage.

    This free safety modification applies only to pistols rollmarked "P85" on the slide. Pistols, which are rollmarked “MKII”, will have these modifications as part of their original manufacture, and are not subject to this modification.

    We are also taking this opportunity to remind shooters of the most common and basic firearms safety rule:

    Always Keep The Pistol Pointed In A Safe Direction! This is particularly important when loading, unloading, or decocking any pistol.

    Guns, March 1991; page 72
    Guns, December 1991; page 65
    American Rifleman, December 1990; page 17
    AFTE Journal, January 1991; Volume 23, Number 1:507

    RECALL: The trigger overtravel adjustment setscrew in a few of these rifles may not be securely tightened and may move too readily. This change in original adjustment can, in extreme cases, either cause the rifle to fire unexpectedly (with the safety "off") or cause the rifle to not fire at all. This may occur suddenly, without warning.

    Current production rifles have this setscrew permanently secured. These rifles have a "T" inscribed on the underside of the bolt handle. This condition cannot occur in any of our other firearms, such as the 77/22, 10/22, No. 1, No. 3, or the .44 Carbine, as their trigger mechanisms differ.

    For your safety, we ask that all owners of M-77 rifles (except those with a "T" underneath the bolt handle) contact us.

    You will receive a new locking screw that will replace your present overtravel adjustment set screw and detailed instructions for quick, easy installation. There is no charge for this service and replacing the screw will have no adverse effect on trigger pull.

    Do not use your M-77 rifle until you have received and installed the replacement screw.

    American Rifleman, November 1985; page 10
    Shooting Times, December 1985; page 19
    Guns, January 1986; page 21
    California Department of Justice Firearms Safety Note 86-9

    RECALL: Ruger is recalling all stainless steel Mini-14 rifles with serial numbers below 182-51929 with only one proofmark on the receiver.
    We have examined a total of three stainless steel Mini-14 rifles that have been returned from users with cracked receivers. In every instance, this situation was traced to a combination of two factors:
    The receivers exhibited excessive hardness; and

    The rifles were fired either with an obstruction in the bore or with faulty ammunition creating extremely excessive pressures.
    Not all stainless steel Mini-14 rifles have an excessively hard receiver. Every Mini-14 ever shipped, like other Ruger firearms, has been proof tested. We cannot tell which ones are too hard by serial number alone. Therefore, we are recalling all of our stainless steel Mini-14 rifles below serial number 182-51929 bearing only one proofmark on the receiver for inspection, testing, and re-heat treatment, if necessary. Most rifles will require only a Rockwell test and will be returned after testing. Rifles tested will be given an additional proofmark. Only some rifles will require re-heat treatment.

    Remove the buttstock from your rifle, and remove all custom accessories. The remainder of the rifle is all that we need. Securely package and insure your barreled action, bolt, trigger housing group, and handguard (a shipping carton is available upon request), and ship it UPS AOD to:

    Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
    Guild Road - Dept. 14
    Newport, New Hampshire 03773
    (603) 863-3300 ext. Mini-14

    Company Notice 1981
    AFTE Journal, July 1981; Volume 13, Number 3:6
    American Rifleman, November 1981; page 66
    SMITH & WESSON: Product Safety Information - Smith & Wesson

    Need I go on?

    Of course, Glock doesn't actually issue "recalls," they issue "parts upgrade" notices for inconsequential things like trigger assemblies, rear rail systems, firing pin assemblies, recoil spring assemblies, and so on.

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