Founded in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington in Ilion, New York, Remington today is the largest producer of shotguns and rifles in the United States. It’s the oldest company in the United States that still makes its original product, and it’s the oldest continuously operating manuf ... Read More acturer in North America. The company took off when Remington handmade his own sporting rifle, constructing a new type of flintlock rifle. He entered a shooting match with the rifle and placed second, but he got so many orders for the rifle from impressed shooters that he decided to manufacture it in quantity. In 1873, the company manufactured the first commercial typewriter. Remington continues to make firearms and ammunition products for hunting and shooting-sports enthusiasts, as well as for military, government, and law-enforcement use. Among the firearms Remington produces are shotguns, center-fire rifles, rim-fire rifles, compact models, left-hand models, tactical models, and handguns. In addition, Remington carries bicycles and other sporting goods, home and cabin decor, games and books, art, drinkware, outdoor-living gear, auto accessories and truck wheels; hydration and survival supplies, packs and bags, shooting apparel, and knives and tools.