There is only one month left in the year to celebrate Remington Arms' 200th year of business. Til the end of the year, the company is offering a Limited Edition run of guns. Eliphalet Remington, founder of the company, is depicted on each firearm through laser engraving and 24-karat-gold inlay. The Limited Edition run includes 2,016 units of each of the most popular modern firearms produced by the company: Model 870, Model 1100, Model 700, Model 7600 and Model 1911 R1—a commemorative Bicentennial box, along with a historical timeline and certificate of authenticity, is included with each. Additionally, Remington vows to donate $5 to your NRA from each Limited Edition firearm sold. remington.com
Final Month: Remington Bicentennial Firearms
Although he probably didn’t plan it, when New England shirtmaker Oliver Fisher Winchester acquired the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. in 1857 and re-named it the New Haven Arms Co., he ended up dramatically altering firearm technology, helped settle the American West and subsequently created a legacy that continues to this day.
Although Bergmann’s products never received the notoriety of the Luger, the Broomhandle or the Colt M1911, he nevertheless set many milestones in firearm development—including making the first pistol to achieve genuine commercial success. How’s that for extraordinary?