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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is investigating a missing firearm or firearms at the Remington plant in Huntsville, a spokesman confirmed to WHNT News 19 today.

ATF’s Michael Knight says the agency is working, in part, to determine if the gun or guns were stolen or not. Knight says because the facility is relatively new, it could still be an issue with inventory or record-keeping. Operations have ramped up at the plant since its February 2014 announcement.

He emphasizes Remington has been cooperative throughout the investigation.

He could not immediately confirm how long the investigation has been going on.

Knight says because the guns at the plant are in various stages of assembly, it’s difficult to determine and classify how many guns are missing. He tells us it could be one or a few.

The missing guns are handguns, though Knight could not list specific models. He did say that serial numbers would be present on them, regardless of when in the process of manufacture they disappeared.

Knight says they are currently “looking down the road” of the missing gun or guns being functional, completed firearms.