History of Remington Arms: An American Success Story

Come along for a fascinating look at how one family’s passion built an iconic American business and galvanized an entire community in New York’s Mohawk Valley. “200 Years of Remington Arms.”

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.

Take a tour of the historical Remington Arms production facility and learn about the storied company’s past, as it looks to the future.

History of Remington Arms Series. Part 1 of 6. Original air date: Dec. 9, 2016.