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24/7 Wall St.: America's Oldest Brands

3. Remington Rifles

Industry: Guns

Year launched: 1818

Remington was founded in Ilion Gulch, New York by Eliphalet Remington II in 1816 and began making rifles and gun barrels that same year. The company has evolved somewhat since its founding. It incorporated as a stock company called E. Remington & Sons in 1865. In 1888 it was acquired by Marcellus Hartley and partners and renamed Remington Arms Company. From 1933 to 1993 it was partly, and later wholly owned by E.I du Pont de Nemours & Co. Despite all these changes, Remington rifles have been a constant. Of course, the rifles have evolved from the 1816 flintlock to the present semi-automatic, autoloading models manufactured and sold today.

(iStock)

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