That was years before Remington took over so you should be fine.
Also, not EVERY rifle made under Remington is bad. Lots of guys have gotten good ones. But when they do, you seldom hear about it. It's mostly only the negative side that shows up on the web. You've got to look them over hard and even then might not find a problem until you shoot it. It's just become the general consensus of most here that your odds are far better if you buy used than new.