Eliphalet Remington

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Inventor(1793–1861)
Eliphalet Remington made his first flintlock rifle in 1816, and the business he started is still making guns today.

Synopsis

The son of a blacksmith, Eliphalet Remington made his first flintlock rifle in 1816. He and his son Philo developed the reflection method of straightening gun barrels, and produced the first successful cast-steel, drilled rifle barrel made in the U.S. His Remington Arms Co. made small arms for the U.S. government during the American Civil War and World Wars I and II.

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