The Remington Arms Company's roots date back to late 1816
when Eliphalet Remington came in second at a local shooting
match. The orders for his new handmade flintlock rifle began
to grow from the other contestants, thus putting Mr. Remington
into the firearms business.
The Remington Arms
Company moved to it's factory in llion Gulch to a the present
location which was close to the newly constructed Erie Canal.
In 1865 the E. Remington and Sons company was incorporated as
a stock company which over the years developed the first
hammerless solid breech repeating shotgun, the first
hammerless autoloading rifle as well as the state of the art
Rolling Block Rifle.
In 1888 the E. Remington and Sons company was acquired
by Marcellus Hartley and partners and the reorganized company
was named Remington Arms Company.
Thru the years Remington Arms Company branched into
numerous related and unrelated products such as Typewriters,
Sewing Machines, Cash Registers, Cutlery and Cartridges with
the newly formed Remington U.M.C. company as well as the
acquired Peters Cartridge Company. During the mid 20th century
Remington expanded their manufacturing and product lines to
various states and foreign countries
In 1950 Remington announced the new
870 Wingmaster shotgun, which quickly became the largest
selling pump action shotgun in the world.
The year 1962 brought the new
700 bolt action rifle to the Remington family of fine
firearms and in 1963 the new
1100 autoloading shotgun was introduced which was updated
in 1992 with the
Model 11-87. The same year Remington introduced the 870
Marine Magnum and various Camouflage finished long guns.
In 1994 the thru the year 2000 Remington introduced the 522
viper autoloading rimfire rifle, 870 express shotgun, the
stainless steel version of the
Model Seven, 700 Sendero, ADL rifle,
700 Muzzleloader, the 1100 shotgun with synthetic stock ,
3 1/2 inch magnum shotguns. The list of new products from 2000
to present is is very long and can be viewed at the
Remington factory website.
For a complete listing of the various Remington firearms
and their respective history,