O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of its Model 695 bolt action shotguns. The recall is being initiated as a result of recent findings by company officials that a limited number of shotguns may discharge when closing the bolt during the loading of a live shell into the chamber.
The Mossberg Model 695 shotguns under recall were produced in 1995 and 1996, within serial numbers ranging from M000101 to M015304, inclusive.
No other firearm models within the Mossberg product line are affected by the recall. Maverick Model 95 bold action shotguns within the Mossberg product line are affected by the recall. Maverick Model 95 bolt action shotguns within the identified serial number range are not affected.
Consumers who purchased one or more of the shotguns falling within the affected serial number range should not load or use the shotgun until it has been inspected and/or repaired at the factory, as an accidental firing may cause injury or death to the user of bystanders. Shotgun owners should not attempt to diagnose or repair the shotgun themselves.
Anyone who currently owns or possesses a Model 695 shotgun within the recall range, or who purchased one and gave it or sold it to another party, should contact the company immediately by calling the toll-free Mossberg Model 695 recall hotline: 1.888.920.0486