Talk:Remington Arms

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Links to Firearms and Ammo[edit]

Lets see if we can link articles about weapons and ammo created/manufactured by rememington to this one.Remmington arms was also stationed in bridgeort ct

Questioning Facts[edit]

I do not if this is the proper method to question any facts, but why is this listed as the oldest company, when Ames has been making shovels since 1774. (WStemple) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:53, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

I checked and you're right.[1] Unless they're lying, they beat Remington by several decades. This company has plenty to brag about with us adding incorrect material. I removed it. Rezin (talk) 17:21, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 20:29, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Split off the list[edit]

The list of firearms made by Remington is both extremely long and probably incomplete. I think it ought to be split off into its own list article, and then in this article we can have a section called "Notable Firearms Made by Remington", which would probably have a "Main Article:" link at the beginning. Maybe just create an Article series on Remington? Any thoughts? Mendaliv (talk) 00:02, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

There may be merit. But there's now Template:Remington firearms and Category:Remington Arms Company firearms, plus every notable firearms has an article. A separate list would allow us to describe each firearms briefly, but I don't see a real need for that. Rezin (talk) 17:38, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Shield of Arms, Guatemala[edit]

Shield of Arms of the Republic of Guatemala, Regulation of 12 September 1968: "Article 6. The genuine Remington rifles (1871) shall be shown with triangular bayonet, in side view ...."


hello, I would like to bring attention to the fact that the remington 1875 and 1890 models are not listed under revolvers,let alone do they have their own articles. These are notable, historical revolvers, and information is pretty available on them on the web if you were to google them. I don't trust myself to create and reference articles that will be satisfactory to wikipedia, but a wikipedian who has more experience/skill than me could take the oppertunity. Keserman (talk) 15:48, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

and note that they do not need articles right away, but listings and referencing on the remington arms page, but their own articles would be preferable within a reasonable amount of time. Keserman (talk) 15:05, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Sniper Rifle - Hunting, Sporting or Sporter model?[edit]

"In 1962 Remington introduced the Model 700 bolt-action sniper rifle. The rifle became one of Remington's most successful firearms...." I think this should have read 'sporter' instead of "sniper". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:49, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

On possibly adding to the history section—Midvale, Bethlehem, DuPont—1918 to 1930s[edit]

It seems that Remington Arms was bought by Midvale Steel in 1918 (per a reference, Westing 1966, cited at Eddystone, Pennsylvania#Industrial history), and since all of Midvale except its HQ plant was bought by Bethlehem Steel in 1923 (per refs cited at Midvale Steel#Formal company names), it follows that Remington Arms was probably owned by Bethlehem Steel for some time in the 1920s and maybe 1930s before being bought by DuPont at some time in the 1930s (per this article's history section). The other company deeply involved in this storyline is the Baldwin Locomotive Works. This all makes sense when you look at the war production activities for World War I that were carried out in and adjacent to Eddystone—shoulder rifles (Remington's forte) and artillery shells (no doubt "made with genuine DuPont® powder") to be fired out of Midvale-made artillery. It's quite clear that an extremely cozy social network existed among the executives and investors of these firms, a Philadelphia-to-Wilmington axis that no doubt involved the du Pont family, the Sellers family, and others. One of the ironies of this social network and its industrial pursuits is that many of these people were Quakers (kinda hard to be a pacifist and a "Merchant of Death" simultaneously, but these were some rather clever engineers, so give them some credit ;). I thought it was interesting to connect these dots tonight, but of course I'm about 75 years too late, as it's probably all covered in Engelbrecht & Hanighen 1934 and no sense reinventing the wheel. Maybe I'll find time to read that book sometime. If I do, I'll augment the history info here, and provide inline citations. I'd just like to add that it really provides some setup for the punchline said by Eugene Grace in 1939 to a group of golf-course buddies that probably well represented this very social network. On learning of the outbreak of World War II, he said, "Gentlemen, we're going to make a lot of money." — ¾-10 00:53, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

SAFE NY[edit]

While it makes sense that they'd leave New York and Connecticut because of the Safe Act, etc, they've repeatedly stated that the move was for economic reasons. Devoting so much space to this also smacks of recentism and brings in politics. Some of this material might make more sense in articles on the laws themselves. Rezin (talk) 17:10, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

The history section could or should be twice as long, and I hope to get around to making that improvement. Even then the 2014 politics stuff would still be a minor issue. Rezin (talk) 17:18, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

E. Remington and Sons vs Remington Arms[edit]

Aha! The reason why the history section in this article is thin is that the original company has an article of its own, at E. Remington and Sons. To avoid having some facts repeated and others left out, I suggest omitting the E. Remington material and starting this article with the 1888 creation of "Remington Arms", with a brief summary of the previous history and pointer to the other article. Or is there a better way of handling these two? Merging? Rezin (talk) 23:14, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

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