Remington Arms

founded in 1816
Ilion, New York

Remington is the oldest gun maker in the US

 

  • largest US producer of shotguns and rifles
  • developed or adopted more cartridges than any other gun maker or ammunition manufacturer in the world
  • 1816 Remington built his own gun at age 23
    – he entered a shooting match & finished second
    – his  gun impressed other & he received orders
    – he had officially entered the gunsmithing business
  • 1816 founded by Eliphalet Remington
  • 1828, he moved to Ilion
  • March 7, 1888 Remington family sold to owners the
    Union Metallic Cartridge Company
    and the Winchester Repeating Arms Company
  • 1888 renamed Remington Arms Company
    the Union Metallic Cartridge Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut became the Remington ammunition plant
  • 1912 Remington and Union Metallic Cartridge Company combined into  Remington UMC
  • 1915 Ilion factory was expanded
  • Remington was purchased by DuPont
  • 1934  purchased the Peters Cartridge Company
    – headstamps  “R-P”  for Remington-Peters
  • World War II built the M1903A3 Springfield bolt-action rifle
  • 1962 Remington introduced the Model 700 bolt-action rifle
  • 1986 closed Bridgeport, Connecticut ammo factory
    – moved to Lonoke, Arkansas
  • 1987 built clay target factory in Athens, Georgia
  • 1993 DuPont sold Remington
  • June 2007 Cerberus Capital Management bought Remington Arms
    – Renamed to Freedom Group
  • December 2007, Remington Arms bought Marlin Firearms
  • October 2009 bought Advanced Armament Corporation
  • 2015, the Freedom Group was renamed as Remington Outdoor Company
  • March 2018 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • July 28, 2020 filed again for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Remington Arms

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