If you don’t know the history behind the legendary Remington Model 10, come along on this journey to see how this American icon put its stamp on the 200-year-old company.
Take a fascinating look at how one family’s passion built an iconic American business. In 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 autumn 1816, Eliphalet entered a shooting match with his new flintlock rifle. He finished second, but 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.
Used extensively by the military, law enforcement officials and hunters, the Remington Model 10 has its rightful place in American history.
“History of Remington Arms: The Legendary Model 10” History of Remington Arms Series. Part 3 of 6. Original air date: Dec. 16, 2016.