Eliphalet Remington

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Birthday
28, 1793
Birthplace
Suffield, CT
Death Date
Aug 12, 1861 (67)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
28, 1793
Birthplace
Suffield, CT
Death Date
Aug 12, 1861 (67)

About

Designer of the Remington rifle who founded Remington Arms, which was at one time the oldest manufacturer in North America.

Before Fame

He lacked the money to buy a new rifle, so he made one in his metal shops and discovered it was even better than store models.

Trivia

He created the first solid-steel rifles in America and the first breach-loading guns. Remington weapons became extremely popular during the Civil War.

Family Life

He founded Remington Arms in 1816 and incorporated with his two sons in 1856.

Associated With

He and Henry Deringer both invented a popular line of guns named after themselves.