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Remington Rifle Documents Detail Safety Concern

Lawsuits alleged that Remington knowingly covered up a fatal flaw

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    Remington Rifle Documents Detail Safety Concern
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    A person holds a Remington Outdoor Co. Model 700 rifle for sale at a gun store in Orem, Utah, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.

    Public Justice, an advocacy group that battles secrecy in the courts, just assembled a searchable online database with more than 13,000 files on internal company documents that have led critics to conclude Remington's Model 700 rife is unsafe, CNBC reported.

    The group won the rights to make the documents public domain last year. Gun owners can now see the millions of pages of court documents. 

    Lawsuits alleged that Remington knowingly covered up a design flaw that allowed the guns to fire without the trigger being pulled. The company has denied this allegation.

    The design first went on the market in the 1940s. The documents show that as early as 1947, before the Model 700 even went on sale, the company’s engineers found themselves in a “very dangerous” situation when the company decided altering the design was not worth the added cost.

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    Remington attorneys did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment about the new database.