Winchester Repeating Arms has issued a recall on some of its SXP-model 12-gauge shotguns that the company says may fire while the discharge is being closed.

A YouTube video is making its way around the Internet showing a gun owner seemingly demonstrating the flaw with the gun's safety on, although Winchester has not officially confirmed that the video is related (see video below).

Winchester issued the following recall:

"Winchester Repeating Arms has discovered that a limited number of SXP (3½-inch chamber) shotguns (also called the Super X Pump) may, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge while closing the action. Failure to return any affected shotguns for inspection and/or repair may create a risk of harm, including serious personal injury or death.

"If you own one of the following firearms, please immediately contact our Winchester Consumer Administrative Center to find out if your firearm is affected and should be returned. Please be prepared to provide the serial number of your firearm."

Guns listed under the recall include are the Waterfowl Hunter (26- or 28-inch barrel), Black Shadow (26- or 28-inch barrel), Turkey Hunter (24-inch barrel) and Long Beard (24-inch barrel).

Do not load or fire any of these guns. For more information call 1-800-945-5372 or email sxp@winchesterguns.com.

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Thanks Peter for posting this. I have one of these.

Anyone with one of these guns can check their serial number here: 

http://www.winchesterguns.com/library/articles/detail.asp?id=709

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