| 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 the autumn of 1816, Eliphalet entered a shooting
match with his new flintlock rifle, and while he only finished second, 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.