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Remington Arms
Country of Origin

United States

Location(s)

Madison, NC
Lonoke, AZ
Hickory, KY
Elizabeth Town, KY

Founder(s)

Eliphalet Remington

Year of Founding

1816

Owner(s)/Parent Company

Freedom Group

Key People

George Kollitides (C.E.O.)
Scott Blackwell (President)

Weapon Types

Rifles
Pistols

Area(s) served

United States


Remington Arms is America's oldest privately owned gun manufacturer, and specializes in the manufacturing of shotguns, rifles, and various other firearms and their ammunition. However, they also make Remington-licensed hunting apparel as well as other products. At present Remington are part of the larger Freedom Group, a group of gun manufacturers.

HistoryEdit

Remington Arms started in 1816 when Eliphalet Remington believed he could make a better gun than he could buy. Using his father's forge, Remington created flintlock rifles. Although the rifle was placed second in a gun competition, his rifles impressed other shooters, and competitors requested many rifles. By the end of the day Remington Arms was in business.

Remington made their popular model 1858 during the American cival war during the 1860s, the Remington 1858 solid frame cap and ball revolver was preferred over Colt handguns by both sides, however Remington did not not have the connections Colt had, but Union and Confederate troops loved this gun. The gun that truly saved Remington after the cival war was the Remington rolling block rifle, Remington hoped to sell the rolling block's to the US Army but the Army instead choose the trapdoor system made by Springfield, Remington then sold the Remington rolling block's to foreign armies with great success.

However in 1875 Remington launched a new revolver, called the Remington 1875 with a loading gate and ejecter rod, which fired metallic bullets, the gun however could never compete with Colt's legendary Peacemaker, poor business choices and worldwide peace marked the end of Remington's golden years, the failure of the 1875 soon launched the company into collapse in the 1880s.

Remington Arms soon began manufacturing typewriters sewing machines until 1886, where it was split into Remington Rand. Shortly thereafter, Remington Arms was bought by Marcus Hartley and Partners, which also owned the Union Metallic Cartridge company. In 1912, Remington merged with Union Metallic Cartridge to become Remington UMC, guns such as the Model eight rifle and pump actions helped to restore Remington back oo the market.

Famed gun designer John Browning hoped to have Remington produce his model 11 automatic shotgun which would have been wonderful for Remington at the time, but Remington's president Hartly had a heart attack and died while Browning was still in the waiting room, Browing then took his gun to Europe, then later Browning took his gun back to Remington.

In WWI, Remington was contracted by the Allies. They created Berthiers, Pattern 1914 Enfields, and Mosin-Nagants for them. Famed American soldier Alvin York was armed with an Remington 1917 enfield on the battlefield.

Eventually Remington was the bought by DuPont in the Great Depression, then a year later it purchased Peter's Cartridge Company. Later, during WWII, they manufactured the famous M1903A3 Springfield bolt action rifle, with the help of DuPont, and two other companies.

In the 1990's Remington withdrew from the Pistol market, their last pistol being the XP-100 the last of which was produced in 1998. However from 2010, Remington began production of their own version of the infamous Colt M1911 pistol, named the 1911 R1, signalling Remington's return to the wider gun market. This, however, was not the first time that Remington had made their own 1911, having had a contract to make the 1911 during the First World War.

Today Remington Arms is owned by the investment firm, Clayton, Dubilier, and Rice (CD&R). Remington is also the flagship member of the Freedom Group (whom they joined in 2007), a group which includes some of the worlds most famous firearm brands. This move has also meant that Remington manufacture and sell firearms and accessories which other members of the Freedom Group produce. 

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