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  • 110 Years of Semi-Auto Hunting Rifles

    12/02/2017 4:26:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Semi-automatic rifles have been common in the hunting fields in the United States for a hundred and ten years and more.  I picked up the Remington model 8 above at a gun show in Tucson a few years ago. The design has been popular for a long time. The rifle pictured was manufactured early in 1907. It was called the Remington Autoloading Repeating Rifle at the time. The Model 8 designation was applied in 1911. The rifle pictured was one of the first chambered in the .30 Remington caliber, Remington's ballistic equal to Winchester's .30-30. Unfortunately, the Remington model...
  • Gunmaker Remington faces default as Americans buy fewer firearms

    11/24/2017 6:31:02 PM PST · by Mariner · 80 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | November 20th, 2017 | by Joseph N. DiStefano
    Remington Outdoor, the second-largest U.S. gunmaker has suffered a “rapid” and “sharp” deterioration in sales and a similar drop in profits since January, and faces “continued softness in consumer demand for firearms,” credit analysts at Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings said in a report Friday. S&P as a result has cut the company’s corporate credit rating — already at a junk-bond-level CCC+ — two full notches, to CCC-, a move likely to make the company’s high-yield debt less attractive to investors and lenders, and force Remington to pay more in interest. The company could face a change in control, bankruptcy,...
  • The Original Famous Firearms

    08/11/2017 7:58:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/11/2017 | D Perez
    Winchester Model 70s and Remington 870s were famous in the early century, here are five models that paved the way for more famous descendants to gain dominances.We're going to start this list with an all time favorites: The Winchester Model 54. Introduced in 1925 and wasn’t produced until 1936, the Winchester 54 was itself a derivation of the limited-production Winchester Model 51 “Imperial.” The Winchester 54 combined elements of the famous 98 Mauser and 1903 Springfield designs. These features were well-received, and the Model 54 became Winchester’s first commercially viable bolt-action rifle design, with just over 50,000 being built before...
  • Remington Introduces New Firearm, Not A Pistol, Rifle, or Shotgun

    05/08/2017 8:52:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 69 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The BATFE ruling that firearms that are more than 26 inches in length, but are not manufactured to be fired from the shoulder, are neither pistols or shotguns or rifles, but merely “firearms” has resulted in a new type of defensive firearm.The Remington Tac 14 is now available and has suggested retail price of $443.05. Store prices will likely be in the $400 range.These type of firearms have been produced by small manufacturers for years. Two years ago, I predicted that the major manufacturers would come on board, if the small manufacturers proved popular.At that time, I had not...
  • Crashing "Post-Obama Era" Gun Sales Lead To Remington Mass Layoffs

    03/14/2017 9:36:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | March 14, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    As we noted last summer, the Obama administration’s constant gun control threats did little more than flood American homes with more guns as people looked to stockpile weapons ahead of anticipated new regulations. In fact, both of Obama's elections resulted in massive and unprecedented spikes in gun sales. Meanwhile, Obama's presidency was a boon for the gun manufacturers whose revenue, profitability and stocks all soared during his presidency. But while the constant threat of new regulations under Obama resulted in a massive full forward of gun demand and pushed gun stocks to all-time highs, the election of Trump, and thus...
  • Newtown victims' families suit against AR-15 rifle manufacturer dismissed

    10/16/2016 4:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | October 14, 2016
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by...
  • Massachusetts attorney general investigates gun safety

    09/01/2016 7:57:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2016 8:08 AM EDT
    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is investigating possible safety problems with guns manufactured by at least two companies. The Boston Globe reports that Remington Arms Co. and Glock Inc. have filed lawsuits to fight Healey’s efforts. […] Healey says Glock firearms are “prone to accidental discharge” and says in court papers she is concerned the company may have been warned about the problem and failed to act. …
  • Magpul Expands into traditional Rifle stock Remington 700

    08/01/2016 10:41:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/1/2016 | Richard Sharrer
    Magpul Industries has long been known for manufacturing superior rifle (and now pistol) magazines, as well as improved stocks for ARs. The company is now expanding into more traditional rifle stocks and is taking them to new levels. I was recently sent a Magpul “Hunter” stock for the Remington 700 series rifles to test. Now, admittedly, I’m not much of a hunter. I choose to spend my shooting time a bit more tactically, but with that said, I really do like this stock. The version I received was in basic black, but other available colors include flat dark earth, stealth...
  • New plan proposed to notify Remington rifle owners of trigger retrofit

    06/15/2016 2:09:01 PM PDT · by This_far · 21 replies
    MTN News ^ | 6.16 | Mike Dennison
    HELENA - A new plan, complete with targeted digital and radio advertising, has been proposed to notify millions of Remington rifle owners about how to fix their weapon’s trigger mechanism. The plan filed in federal court late last week in Kansas City, Missouri, is part of an ongoing lawsuit claiming trigger mechanisms are defective in several Remington rifle models, sometimes causing the rifle to fire without the trigger being pulled. The plan also has a high-profile author: Signal Interactive Media, the firm co-founded by Jim Messina, who managed President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and was a top aide to...
  • Cruz raffling engraved shotgun

    01/03/2016 2:32:55 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 03, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is raffling off an engraved shotgun ahead of President Obama's expected executive action on gun control. The Republican presidential candidate is reminding voters of his support for the Second Amendment. Cruz tweeted a link to the raffle on Sunday. #CruzCrew: You can win this specially engraved shotgun -- enter today: tedcruz.org/l/gun-raffle/— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 3, 2016 The Remington 12-gauge shotgun will come with an engraved Ted Cruz logo. No purchase is necessary to participate in the raffle.Cruz was endorsed by the Gun Owners of America in September. Obama announced Friday he will meet with Attorney...
  • Cerberus Capital to Allow Investors to Sell Stakes in Gun Business

    05/16/2015 8:36:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 15, 2015 8:57 p.m. ET | Ryan Dezember
    Cerberus Capital Management LP told its investors Friday that it has created an avenue for them to sell their stakes in a gun maker that the private-equity firm has been under pressure to divest since the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012. Cerberus sent a letter to its investors, which include pension funds and endowments, telling them that it has separated Remington Outdoor Co., the maker of Remington and Bushmaster rifles formerly known as Freedom Group Inc., from its funds and will allow any investor wishing to cash out of the company to do so, according to a person familiar...
  • Gun maker gets Newtown lawsuit moved to federal court

    01/23/2015 6:35:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    WSFA-TV / The Associated Press ^ | January 23, 2015 | Pat Eaton-Robb
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Gun maker Remington has moved a lawsuit by families of those shot in the Sandy Hook school massacre from state to federal court, where at least one expert says it has less chance of succeeding. Nine families sued Remington and others in Bridgeport Superior Court in December arguing the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting should not have been sold for civilian use because of its overwhelming firepower. A 10th family joined the lawsuit adding a wrongful death claim....
  • Remington 700: Massive Fix for the Country's Most Popular Gun

    12/06/2014 5:21:02 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 55 replies
    America's oldest gun manufacturer, Remington, has agreed to replace millions of triggers in its most popular product—the Model 700 rifle. The company has been riddled for years with claims the gun can fire without the trigger being pulled, often with deadly results.
  • After 30 Years Of Lies, NY Times Admits “Assault Weapons Are A Myth”

    09/13/2014 9:27:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Bob Owens
    In a stunning op-ed released Friday, the NY Times finally admitted that “assault weapons” are a made-up political term fabricated by anti-gun Democrats. Op-ed writer Lois Beckett also admitted that once the term was manufactured and used to outlaw a class of weapons that dishonest anti-gun Democrats had used to con an entire nation, nothing happened.
  • Upstate New York braces as Remington Arms packs up to leave

    09/13/2014 8:32:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 99 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/8/2014 | Raquel Okyay
    An upstate New York lawmaker said the loss of manufacturing jobs in the state last month is due to an anti-gun administration that has ignored pleas from local officials to be involved in the negotiating process. “Remington talks have come to a halt,” said Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R.-Newport), whose district includes the Village of Ilion, where the Remington Outdoor Company has been located for almost 200 years. “We are losing 105 jobs at the Ilion primary plant,” said Butler. In February he predicted long-term consequences of Remington’s decision to expand to Huntsville, Ala., instead of Ilion, N.Y. The small...
  • Remington to layoff 105 by week's end (Due to NY SAFE Act, business conditions)

    08/24/2014 3:35:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Herkimer Telegram ^ | August 18, 2014 | Stephanie Sorrell-White
    ILION — Herkimer County officials vowed to help affected Remington Arms employees Monday afternoon as news spread the gun manufacturer will layoff more than 100 of its employees by the end of the week. Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Vincent Bono said he learned about the 105 layoffs through county Administrator James Wallace and then from Karin Zipko of Herkimer County Working Solutions. “We're gearing up our programs that are offered, including retraining and job searches,” said Bono, R-Schuyler, during a telephone interview Monday. “It's unclear whether some will be called back. That's unknown.” “It's unfortunate,” added Bono about the layoffs,...
  • Remington moving two upstate production lines to Alabama one year after state passed gun control law

    05/17/2014 10:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 17, 2014 | Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — A year after the state enacted a tough new gun control law, Remington Arms said Friday it is moving two production lines from upstate to Alabama. Remington, which dates to 1816, said it will no longer produce its Bushmaster rifle and R1 pistol lines at its Ilion plant, which employs more than 1,000 workers. It’s unclear how many jobs will be lost in the move. But state Sen. James Seward (R—Milford) said passage of Gov. Cuomo’s SAFE Act last year didn’t help. “The fact that the lines being moved out are for products now more strictly regulated in...
  • [vanity] Bolt release fault - Remington 770 question

    04/13/2014 6:03:34 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 24 replies
    Outdoor shooting range | 4/13/2014 | Blueflag
    Question for FReeperdom members who have experience with the Remington 7XX series in .308. Bought a slightly used rifle, a 770. Had it inspected by the 'smith at the gun store, zero'd for 200 yds. Son took it shooting yesterday and intermittently when he opened the action the bolt would slide all the out the rear, requiring re-assembly insertion. He was shooting with an experienced 7XX friend who of course made him check the release lever, and they found no obvious fault. Any thoughts on what to check for or inspect prior to letting the 'smithy look at it for...
  • Global Digital Seeks To Add Firepower As Gun Maker (looking to buy Remington)

    03/12/2014 9:15:52 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    Global Digital Solutions' unsolicited $1.08 billion bid for privately held firearms maker Remington Outdoor would more closely position Global Digital to compete with Smith & Wesson (SWHC) and Sturm Ruger (RGR) . Global Digital, a maker of digital trigger locks and online tracking systems, estimated Remington's net sales for 2013 at $1.25 billion-$1.275 billion, according to an SEC filing late Tuesday.
  • GLOCK 42 vs The World [video only]

    02/24/2014 8:43:52 AM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 2-23-2014 | Iraqveteran8888
    Even if you are not shopping for a Glock 42, this is still an excellent comparison of many single stack pistols on the market. There are almost an overwhelming number of options for a .380 or 9mm concealed carry weapon. Hopefully this video helped you glean some information.