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What guns made Remington a great company

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bushmaster1313, May 1, 2012.

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  1. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Member

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    Which Remington guns made Remington's reputation as a great gun company?
     
  2. dubbleA

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    These are just a few commercial models not to include military contracts


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    14
    30
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    721/722/700
    870
    1100
    40X
    742
    760
    500 series 22's

    some might include the XP 100 pistol
     
  3. rizbunk77

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    870 sure helped. No finer pump exists.
    And for all you break open traditionalists, I have outdoor magazines from the 1950's talking about "their daddy's pump shotgun"
    If you want to know the truth the pump shotgun is more American than your break open will ever be. And killed way more birds than any other too.
     
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    I think in more recent times it's really been the 870, 1100/11-87, and 700.
     
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    The Rolling Block rifle, 1875 revolver and the Model 95 derringer. The model 95 was produced for 70 years and imitations are still being made to this day.
     
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    +1 870, 1100/11-87, and 700
     
  7. Samclrk

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    My favorite break open that I own is a Rem.double with exposed hammers.
     
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    I only own two Remington's and their both 870's. I think it's the best shotgun ever made. It is tough, reliable and smooth. I'm talking about the 2 3/4 inch version. I have never seen the need for the 3 or 3 1/2 inch magnums. I can kill a turkey at 50 yards with my full choke and a load of Winchester XX magnum #4 copper plated shot. Great shotgun! BW
     
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    +1 dubblea Plus the Model 11. The first auto shotgun produced in the US. It began an auto shotgun line in the company that eventually led to the 1100 and 11-87. Although a Browning design, it helped to established Remington as the auto shotgun leader in the US for the better part of the century. Winchester initially turned it down and as a result was playing catch-up with Remington in the auto shotgun market ever since.
     
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    I know about the Remington 31
     
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    The short answer is many. From the 1858/1875 revolver and rolling block rifle to the 870 and 700 series, and a plethora in between.
     
  12. Still Shooting

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    Let's give Recognition to the Model 14

    I have a Model 14 Remington chambered in .30 Remington. It aggravates me every time I see someone say in print. "the .30 Remington cartridge is...a marginal round for deer."

    I have never seen the same claim about the 30-30 Winchester, which is identical in bullet and load - all you need do to confirm this is to look in any reloading manual. The usual data is "for .30 Remington use same data as 30-30 Winchester."

    My Model 14 was manufactured in 1917, and bought second-hand by my Dad's father in 1920, for the princely sum of $12.00. He took his vacations from the Post Office in winter, to work the logging camps in the Adirondacks. He brought home venison along with cash from those "vacations," and fed 5 kids through the Depression with that rifle.

    My Dad hunted it from 1948 when his father died, until he too passed on in 1982. It has never shot at a deer that didn't get dragged out of the woods, although I recollect one that my Dad had to shoot twice.

    The quality of work in the Model 14 is impressive. Yes, it's heavier than a Model 94, but it's still short and quick to the shoulder. It is a Pedersen design, and is the only tubular magazine gun I know of that vintage that doesn't suffer the risk of a pointed bullet in the tube punching the primer of the one in front of it.

    That rifle has been in my family and used well and often for 92 years now, and it has never needed to go to a gunsmith for repairs. It still functions smoothly and reliably.
     
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    Gee, I guess my Remington 7600 was make by someone else (LOL).

    They made a neat 22 LR plastic rifle back in the 60's and 70's, I dont remenber the name or number, but it was very popular.

    Jim
     
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    Nylon 66.
     
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    My all time favorite was the 3200.
     
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    You can't beat the model 870 and 1100 for shotguns. The model 721 and 700 for rifles, and the 511, 512, and 513 .22LR.
     
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    Remington is famous for long arms...

    But IMO the Model 51 pistol is one of the best small pistols ever made.
     
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    None of the guns since Cerberus took over.
     
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    40x, and Model 700 with the famous Walker trigger.
     
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    I'll throw in a nod to the Fieldmaster, a .22 pump rifle. My dad grew up shooting one that his dad got for him, and then got me one for Christmas when I was 15 (my first firearm), so I'm sentimental about it. But it's a great gun and quite accurate.
     
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    +1 870, 1100/11-87, and 700
     
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    Crawford Loomis designed the Remington Model 32-- progenitor of the best competition shotgun ever made, the Krieghoff K-80 (which is not to be confused in any way with the mediocre-at-best Remington 3200 which it shares a passing resemblance but no lineage).
     
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    I think the 1858 is the weapon that really moved them into 1 for 1 competition with Colt. Don't know if its true, but the story I heard was that at the outbreak of the Civil War, the Government was going to order pistols for their soldiers. Being the business man he was Sammy Colt raised the price of his pistols to 12 bucks from 8. Remington came in and underbid Colt with the original 8 bucks. The Remington 1858 was much sturdier than the Colt with the top strap. It was also easier to exchange cylinders. The story doesn't say how much of a bite Remington took out of Colt, but it was pretty big, and after field use, they were ahead of Colt in desirability.

    KKKKFL
     
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    My 3 favorite weapons are the 870, 760 and 788. None are very nice looking, but mine have been with me on 95% of successful hunts.
     
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