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Remington Arms is a major American manufacturer of rifles and shotguns, as well as other firearms, ammunition, and all-terrain vehicles. It was founded in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington in Ilion, New York, as E. Remington and Sons. It is the oldest company in America which still makes its original product, and is the oldest continuously operating manufacturer in all of North America. It is the only company who produces both firearms and ammunition domestically, and is the largest domestic producer of shotguns and rifles. Its product base, which is wider than its competitors, are distributed in over 60 foreign countries. A rifle is a firearm that uses a spiral groove cut into the barrel to spin a projectile (Usualy a bullet), thus improving accuracy and range of the projectile. ... A pump-action and two semi-automatic action shotguns and boxes of ammunition A shotgun is a firearm typically used to fire a number of small spherical pellets, the shot, from a smoothbore barrel of relatively large diameter. ... A firearm is a kinetic energy weapon that fires either a single or multiple projectiles propelled at high velocity by the gases produced by action of the rapid confined burning of a propellant. ... Boxes of ammunition clog a warehouse in Baghdad Ammunition is a generic military term meaning (the assembly of) a projectile and its propellant. ... A group of “quad bike” all terrain vehicles The term all-terrain vehicle is used to describe a number of small open motorised buggies and tricycles designed for off-road use. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Eliphalet Remington (October 28, 1793 - August 12, 1861) designed the now-famous Remington rifle. ... Ilion is a village located in Herkimer County, New York. ... E. Remington and Sons was a manufacturer of firearms and typewriters. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere, bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west...

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History

Remington began its long history in 1816, when young Eliphalet Remington II believed he could build a better gun than he could buy. At his father's forge, in Ilion Gorge, New York, he began designing and building a flintlock rifle. In the fall of that year, he entered a shooting match; though he only finished second, his home-made gun impressed other shooters. Before Eliphalet left the field that day, he had received so many orders from other competitors that he was now officially in the gunsmithing business. By 1828, the operation would move to nearby Ilion, New York, at the same site which is used by the modern Remington firearms plant. 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Eliphalet Remington (October 28, 1793 - August 12, 1861) designed the now-famous Remington rifle. ... A blacksmiths forge The forge or smithy is the workplace of a smith or a blacksmith. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1865, Remington incorporated into a stock company, and began a new venture in 1873, producing Remington brand typewriters. Remington would sell the typewriter business in 1886; the typewriter company called itself Remington Rand, and the firearms business became Remington Arms Company. In 1888, Remington was purchased by Marcus Hartley and Partners, a major sporting goods chain who also owned the Union Metallic Cartridge Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The Bridgeport site would become the home of Remington's ammunition plant. 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... Remington Rand was an early American computer manufacturer, best known as the original maker of the UNIVAC, and now part of Unisys. ... Remington Arms is a major American manufacturer of rifles and shotguns, as well as other firearms, ammunition, and all-terrain vehicles. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ...


A few years later, in 1912, Remington and Union Metallic Cartridge were combined into a single entity, called Remington UMC. Even today, Remington produces a U.M.C. brand of ammunition. In 1915, the plant at Ilion was expanded, and this expansion is basically the same plant which currently exists at the site. 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


During the Great Depression, Remington was purchased by the Dupont Corporation, which had made its fortune with improvements to gunpowder. A year later, Remington purchased the Peters Cartridge Company; today, you may notice that many of the Remington headstamps still have R-P on them, for Remington-Peters. This article is about the DuPont company. ...


Several years before World War II, the military (in 1940) became worried about its ammunition capacity, and asked Remington to collaborate in a plan for national expansion. With the aid of DuPont, Remington built the Lake City Arsenal and Denver Ordinance ammunition plants, as well as three more to follow. Though the plants belonged to the U.S. government, Remington was asked to oversee their production. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the DuPont company. ...


In 1970, Remington closed its ammunition plant in Bridgeport, Connecticut, creating a brand-new facility in Lonoke, Arkansas. This site was chosen as the geographic center of the sporting ammunition market. A year later, Remington built a new clay targets plant in Athens, Georgia. 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


In 1993, Remington was sold by DuPont to an investment firm called Clayton, Dubilier, and Rice, or CD&R. 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


CD&R

Remington is minority owned by CD&R, who has various degrees of ownership in: Brakes (a major European food supplier), Italtel (one of the top eight world suppliers in digital line-switching systems), Sirva (a corporate relation group), Graphic Packaging, Inc. (a provider of paperboard packaging), VWR International (a distributor of scientific supplies), Jafra Cosmetics (an international cosmetics company), Rexel (the world's leading supplier of electrical equipment and supplies), and Culligan (a provider of water treatment products). In addition, CD&R formerly owned or had ownership in such companies as Kinko's, Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company, and Lexmark. Kinkos is a store that provides professional printing, copying, and binding services. ... Lexmark is an American computer printer corporation. ...


Production Sites

Remington has several production facilities today.


Corporate Headquarters: The corporate headquarters for Remington Arms is located at Madison, North Carolina.


Firearms Plants: Remington owns two firearms plants. The larger plant is located in Ilion, New York, at the historic site. A new, state-of-the-art firearms facility was recently built in Mayfield, Kentucky.


Ammunition and Components Plant: All of Remington's ammunition is developed at the 35-year old plant in Lonoke, Arkansas. This plant also is home to Remington's Powdered Metal Products Division, Industrial Products Division, and Ammunition Product Services.


Custom Plant: Custom firearms are hand-crafted by professional gunsmiths at the Ilion, New York facility.


Technical Center: The technical and research center for Remington is located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.


Target Plants: Two target plants exist for Remington: in Findley, Ohio and in Ada, Oklahoma.


Products Offered

The focus of Remington's product line is high quailty firearms and ammunition; virtually every caliber of ammunition and firearms and every gauge of shotgun is manufactured by Remington. In addition, Remington offers a wide variety of hunting and fishing accessories and targets, and is very active politically, being the founders of the Remington Arms Political Action Committee. A firearm is a kinetic energy weapon that fires either a single or multiple projectiles propelled at high velocity by the gases produced by action of the rapid confined burning of a propellant. ... Boxes of ammunition clog a warehouse in Baghdad Ammunition is a generic military term meaning (the assembly of) a projectile and its propellant. ... Boxes of ammunition clog a warehouse in Baghdad Ammunition is a generic military term meaning (the assembly of) a projectile and its propellant. ... Some firearms A firearm is a kinetic energy mechanical device that fires either single or multiple projectiles propelled at high velocity by the gases produced by action of the rapid confined burning of a propellant. ... A pump-action and two semi-automatic action shotguns and boxes of ammunition A shotgun is a firearm typically used to fire a number of small spherical pellets, the shot, from a smoothbore barrel of relatively large diameter. ...


Historically, Remington has offered an amazingly diverse series of non-firearm-related products, including:

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Remington Arms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (755 words)
Remington Arms is a major American manufacturer of rifles, shotguns, other firearms, and ammunition.
Remington would sell the typewriter business in 1886; the typewriter company eventually became Remington Rand, and the firearms business became Remington Arms Company.
Among the weapons Remington manufactured for the government during World War II was the famous M1903A3 Springfield bolt-action rifle.
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