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The oldest company in the United States
« on: December 12, 2011, 08:09:17 PM »
Remington Arms Company, Inc. was founded in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington in Ilion, New York, as E. Remington and Sons. It is the oldest company in the United States which still makes its original product, and is the oldest continuously operating manufacturer in North America.

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Re: The oldest company in the United States
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 09:55:59 PM »
Sounds like he came up with the first Muzzle loader Kits you could build at home.  :)

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Re: The oldest company in the United States
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 04:49:09 AM »
Remington Arms Company, Inc. was founded in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington in Ilion, New York, as E. Remington and Sons. It is the oldest company in the United States which still makes its original product,

They're still making 1816 flintlocks? {:( ??? ::) )L$
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Re: The oldest company in the United States
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 01:53:53 PM »
Remington Arms Company, Inc. was founded in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington in Ilion, New York, as E. Remington and Sons. It is the oldest company in the United States which still makes its original product,

They're still making 1816 flintlocks? {:( ??? ::) )L$
I wish!  )L$ It would be nice!  _l (?^ ->i
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Re: The oldest company in the United States
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2015, 01:37:46 PM »
Bizarrely enough, one of the first revolvers was a Wesson! The revolver concept had been around much longer than Sam Colt would have you think (many think Colt stole the revolver concept from this gent). Gotta admit, anybody with enough noodle power to come up with the concept of 5 or 6 spinning flintlocks (as well as the cobbs to proof each one,) is definitely possessed of a few more noodles than me! I proudly do my next 12oz curl in honor of Mr. Collier!

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2015, 02:09:39 PM »
Well, they aren't making it today, but Remington offered a commemorative 1816 musket in the mid '90s as I recall. They were about $1800.00 then and only around 1000 were made. Actually, I don't think Remington made them, farmed the job out to someone else. I can't remember the exact details. Some do surface for sale ever so often.

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Re: The oldest company in the United States
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2015, 02:23:02 PM »
Remington should make a 1858, a rolling block, a millspec 1911  and a real model 51 not that modernized version.

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Re: The oldest company in the United States
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2015, 02:37:33 PM »
Bizarrely enough, one of the first revolvers was a Wesson! The revolver concept had been around much longer than Sam Colt would have you think (many think Colt stole the revolver concept from this gent). Gotta admit, anybody with enough noodle power to come up with the concept of 5 or 6 spinning flintlocks (as well as the cobbs to proof each one,) is definitely possessed of a few more noodles than me! I proudly do my next 12oz curl in honor of Mr. Collier!

Actually one of the first revolvers was the Elisha Collier flintlock pistol.
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2015, 02:56:21 PM »
Yep, that was one of the first "revolvers", which was itself an adaptation of the "swivel"-barrel concepts from mid-1600's.

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Re: The oldest company in the United States
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2015, 03:11:47 PM »
I had my hands on a First gen Remington typewriter (1875), the oldest of their products I've personally handled. The price tag was a little hefty for me though.


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Re: The oldest company in the United States
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2015, 03:58:21 PM »
I have one of the "old" Model 51s, not the greatest condition, but it shoots great.

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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2015, 06:24:32 PM »
I have one of the "old" Model 51s, not the greatest condition, but it shoots great.

 Always liked those, but never had one, is you'res a 32 or 380?

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Re: The oldest company in the United States
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2015, 10:18:41 PM »
Mine is a 380; they are said to be one of the best natural pointing pistols.

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Re: The oldest company in the United States
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2015, 10:29:41 PM »
Well, they aren't making it today, but Remington offered a commemorative 1816 musket in the mid '90s as I recall. They were about $1800.00 then and only around 1000 were made. Actually, I don't think Remington made them, farmed the job out to someone else. I can't remember the exact details. Some do surface for sale ever so often.

I do remember those. I lusted after one but the price was beyond my means at the time.

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Re: The oldest company in the United States
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2015, 01:37:18 PM »
Can you see the familial resemblance here?
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