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Old 10-27-2011, 07:33 AM   #1
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Default 1903s: Remington Arms or Remington Typewriter?

With regard to the different companies that were contracted to build the Springfield M1903 series rifle, some were made by Remington, while others by Smith Corona (normally known for their typewriters.) I had always assumed that the Remington versions were made by the Remington[Arms].

Now, I just saw across an internet advert for a 1903 and the seller says it was built by "Remington Typewriter".

Can anybody clear this up for me? Was it Remington Typewriter? or Remington[Arms]? Or are the two the same company?

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Old 10-27-2011, 12:57 PM   #2
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Same company. Think about it- it there is a demand for a product, and you have manufacturiing capacity..........

Remington even made bicycles- Bicycle; Remington, Pneumatic Safety, Male Tall Frame, 1890s. [p4a.com, ltd.]

S&W made shaving razors.


In the Army, company clerks were known as "Remington Raiders"- motto- "We never retreat- only backspace"

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Same company. Okay very good. Now my question is: Were all the Remington products made under the same roof? or were they built in totally different factories/locations?

In other words: how to tell if weapon made by "Remington" was made in regular Remington Arms factory... or in the re-tooled typewriter factory?

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I could dig thru one of my history of Remington books- but to be honest, just had beer and pizza, and want a nap. Why not ask Remington?

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During the two world wars large manufacturing companies converted their operations to war materiel. A company like Remington likely would have made parts in a facility appropriate for those parts and assembled guns in the appropriate facility.

It would be logical for them to actually assemble the guns at the gun part of their operation as that is where the gun savy personnel were located.

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