This famous gunmaker started out as a wrought-iron bar stock producer. After forging a barrel for himself, Eliphalet Remington II began commercially producing barrels in 1816, and moved into fully producing rifles in 1844, at the government's urging.

Remington acquired and filled contracts with the US Government thru World War II, during which time their facilities were responsible for the manufacture of 1,084,000 rifles and more than 16 billion rounds of ammunition, all used by the government.