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Remington Arms Company History of the Firearms Business
1816
Legend has it that a young Eliphalet Remington II believed he could build a better gun than he could buy, and he set out to craft such a gun on his father's forge located at Ilion Gulch, New York.  In the autumn of 1816, Eliphalet entered a shooting match with his new flintlock rifle, and while he only finished second, his handmade rifle was a success.  Orders for new Remington-made rifles and barrels began to accumulate from the many other contestants, and before Eliphalet left the shooting field, he was in the gun business.
1828 Remington moved its operations from Ilion Gulch to a site close to the newly constructed Erie Canal.  This site, in Ilion, New York, is part of the property on which the Ilion firearms plant sits today.
1860 Marcellus Hartley founded the Schuyler, Hartley & Graham Sporting Goods Company, which would later become one of the largest sporting goods companies in the world.
1865 The partnership of E. Remington & Sons was incorporated as a stock company.  Over the years, the partnership and the succeeding corporation developed the first hammerless solid breech repeating shotgun, the first hammerless autoloading shotgun, the first successful high-power slide action repeating rifle, and the first lock breach autoloading rifle.  In 1865-66, Remington produced the state-of-the-art Rolling Block Rifle.
1867 In an effort to diversify their holdings, Schuyler, Hartley & Graham purchased two small New England cartridge companies.   These companies were later closed, and the equipment moved to a new site in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  On August 9, 1867, the Union Metallic Cartridge Company was incorporated.  It was particularly noted for its development of metallic cartridges.   It and its successor company subsequently developed the first paper shotshells successfully manufactured in the United States, the first primer adapted to smokeless powder; the first battery cup for best quality paper shotshells; the first cartridges for automatic pistols; the first standard high-power smokeless cartridges for big game autoloading rifles; the first .410 bore gauge shotshell in the United States; the first nickeled primer; the first oil-proof automatic pistol cartridges; and the first completely wetproof loaded shells, including top wad, crimp and body.
1873 E. Remington & Sons embarked on a new venture, and in September of 1873, the first Remington typewriters were produced.
1886 Remington sells the typewriter business.   This business would later become Remington Rand, then Sperry Rand.
1888 In March 1888, E. Remington & Sons was acquired by Marcellus Hartley and partners.  E. Remington & Sons was reorganized, and the new company was named the Remington Arms Company.  In later years, in order to better utilize the potential of the Remington Plant, the company would produce sewing machines and cash registers.
1912 The Union Metallic Cartridge Company of Bridgeport and Remington Arms Company were combined into one company and became Remington U.M.C.
1915 Construction started on an expansion of the Ilion facilities, and by the spring of 1916, the new Ilion plant was in full operation.   The Ilion plant constructed during this time is essentially the same plant that exists today.
1920 Remington Arms Company was incorporated in Delaware.

In order to better utilize the excess manufacturing capacity created during World War I, Remington began to branch into new fields, including the cutlery business (pocket and hunting knives), household utensils, and cash registers.
1926 Remington began distributing and selling decorative patches bearing the Remington logo.  This eventually led to Remington's clothing and accessory business.
1931 Remington sold the cash register business to the National Cash Register Company.
1933 As a result of financial pressures brought on by The Great Depression, Remington's management offered a controlling interest in the company to E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Inc. (DuPont).  On May 24, DuPont purchased a 60% share of the company.

In August, Remington acquired the Chamberlain Trap & Target Company which included a plant in Findlay, Ohio.  Its 'Miracle Trap' became a standard in the industry and was used exclusively at the 1934 Grand American Handicap - the premier classic trapshooting event.
1934 On May 15, 1934 Remington purchased the Peters Cartridge Company for $2.5 million.  The Peters Cartridge Company operated an ammunition facility located in Kings Mill, Ohio.

On June 1, 1934 the assets and business related to the sale and manufacture of the Parker shotgun were purchased from the Charles Parker Company for $100,000.  The Parker Shotgun Company op
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Firearm Model History

 

 
Model 700™
Description: Bolt action centerfire rifle considered “the most accurate out-of-the-box production rifle on the market today.”
Introduction Year: 1962
Year Discontinued: Currently in production
Total Production: N/A
Designer/Inventor: Mike Walker
Action Type: Bolt action
Caliber/Gauge‡: 17 Rem (1971 – Present, 1999 Classic)
204 Ruger (2004 – Present)
220 Swift (1992 – Present, 1992 Classic)
221 Fireball (2002 Classic, 2002 – Present standard offering)
222 Rem (1962 – Present)
222 Rem Mag (1962 – 1968, 1993 Classic)
223 Rem (1967 – Present, 2000 Classic)
22-250 Rem (1965 – Present)
243 Win (1962 – Present)
6mm Rem (1962 – Present)
6mm Rem Mag (1963 – 1966)
25-06 (1970 – Present, 1990 Classic)
250 Savage (1984 Classic)
257 Roberts (1991 – 1995, 1982 Classic)
6.5x55 Swedish (1994 Classic)
6.5mm Rem Mag (1969 – 1973)
260 Rem (1997 – Present)
264 Win Mag (1962 – 1977, 1986 Classic)
270 Win (1962 – Present)
270 WSM (2005)
280 Rem (1962 – 1967, 1991 – Present; 1997 Classic)
7mm Express Rem (1977 -1983)
7mm-08 Rem (1979 – Present, 2001 Classic)
7mm Rem Mag (1962 – Present)
7mm STW (1997 – 2002; 2003 - Present Custom Shop only)
7mm Wby Mag (1991 – 1995, 1991 Classic)
7x57 Mauser (1989 – 1995, 1981 Classic)
7mm Rem Short Action Ultra Mag (2003 – Present)
7mm Rem Ultra Mag (2000 – Present)
30-06 Sprg (1962 – Present)
300 Savage (1991 – 1993, 2003 Classic)
308 Win (1962 – Present, 2005 Classic)
300 WSM (2005)
300 Win Mag (1965 – Present, 1995 Classic)
300 Wby Mag (1989 Classic, 1990 - 2000 standard offering, 2002 – Present Custom Shop only)
300 H&H Mag – 1983 Classic
300 Rem Short Action Ultra Mag (2003 – Present)
300 Rem Ultra Mag (1999 – Present)
8mm Rem Mag (1977 – 1984, 1986 – Present Custom Shop only, 1998 Classic)
8mm Mauser (2004 Classic)
338 Win Mag (1987 Classic, 1988 Custom Shop, 1989 – 2002 standard offering, 2003 Custom Shop only)
338 Rem Ultra Mag (2000 – Present)
35 Whelen (1988 – 2003, 2005; 1988 Classic; 2004 - Custom Shop)
350 Rem Mag (1969 – 1973,1985 – 1986, 1985 Classic)
375 H&H Mag(1962 – 1970 standard offering, 1971 – Present Custom Shop only, 1996 Classic)
375 Rem Ultra Mag (2001 – Present)
416 Rem Mag (1989 – Present Custom Shop only)
458 Win Mag (1962 – 1970 standard offering, 1971 – Present Custom Shop only)
Serial Number Blocks: Starting: N/A
Ending: N/A
Variations‡: ADL (1962 – 2004)
BDL (1962 – Present)
D-Grade Custom Shop (1962 – 1982)
F-Grade Custom Shop (1962 – 1982)
BDL Heavy Varmint (1967 – 1985)
Custom C (1969 – 1982)
Safari High Grade (1971 – 2000)
BDL Left Hand (1973 – 2004)
Classic ( 1978 – Present)
High Grade I Custom Shop (1983 – Present)
High Grade II Custom Shop (1983 – 1990)
High Grade III Custom Shop (1983 – 1990)
High Grade IV Custom Shop (1983 – 1990)
Sportsman 78 (1985 – 1989)
Mountain Rifle (1986 – Present)
Police (1986 – Present)
Custom KS Mountain Rifle (1987 – Present)
Gun Kit (1987 – 1988)
FS (1987 – 1989)
RS (1987 - 1989)
FS Camo RH & LH (1987 – 1989)
Gray RH & LH (1987 – 1989)
ADL LS (1988 – 1993)
AS (1989 – 1991)
Custom KS Safari (1989 – Present)
BDL Heavy Barrel VS (1987 – 1994)
Varmint Special VS (1992 – 2004)
SS (1992)
Camo Synthetic Mossy Oak Bottomland (1992)
BDL SS (1993 – 2004)
BDL European (1993 – 1994)
Mountain SS (1993)
VSSF (1994 – 2004)
Sendero (1994 – 2002)
APR (1994 – Present)
AWR (1994 – Present)
VLS (1995 – Present)
Mountain DM (1995 – Present)
BDL DM (1995 – 2004)
BDL DM LH (1995 – 1999)
BDL SS DM (1995 – 2004)
ADL Synthetic (1996 – 2004)
LSS (1996 – 2004)
Sendero SF (1996 – 2004)
BDL SS DM-B (1996 – 2001)
ADL Synthetic Youth (1998 – 2004)
VSSF-P (1998 -1999)
LSS LH (1998 – 2004)
Mountain LSS (1999 – Present)
VS Composite barrel (1999 – 2001)
Sendero Composite barrel (1999)
EtronX VSSF (2000 – 2003)
VS LH (1998 – 2004)
RMEF (2001 – 2004)
Titanium Ultimate LW (2001 – Present)
ABG Custom (2001 – Present)
CDL Classic Deluxe (2004 - Present)
TI Magnum (2004 - Present)
LV SF (2004 - Present)
CDL LH (2005)
SPS (2005)
SPS DM (2005)
SPS Stainless (2005)
SPS Youth (2005)
VSF (2005)
VSF LH (2005)
VSSF-II (2005)
XCR (2005)
XCR RMEF Camo (2005)
‡ NOTE: All information listed was compiled from standard catalog listings. Remington Arms has always produced a line of special run firearms for certain distributors and conservation groups, and these items do not appear in the catalog. These guns are often produced to meet the needs in various geographical areas, as promotional items, or to test the market to see how well a new product will be received. Special run firearms are produced in limited numbers and are usually available for a particular length of time but these guns are not classified as “Limited Editions."

 

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