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Bernie Revering column: Remington; America's oldest gun maker

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American folklore has long circulated the tale that a frontier lad wanted a rifle. Money was tight, so the young boy was said to have fashioned a barrel at his father's forge and foundry on the frontier, which at the time was on the Erie Canal, near Ithaca, New York. According to the story, he had made a rifle and that neighbor, seeing the finished firearm, wanted one like it. So, supposedly was the birth of the great Remington Arms Company, as the lad was Eliphalet Remington.

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