Remington Arms: Huntsville Factory Tour

Take a tour of a new state-of-the-art barrel-making facility in the heart of the America’s South with Remington Arms and its new heart of operations in Huntsville, Alabama.

Come along for 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.

Remington Arms opened its new Huntsville facility with modern, state-of-the-art production capabilities in the heart of one of the country’s great technological research cities. See how the plant operates and how Remington Arms continues to produce legendary products.

“Huntsville Tour.” History of Remington Arms Series. Part 2 of 6. Original air date: Dec. 13, 2016.