A trip to Remington

Friday morning before we departed, we were treated to an early morning van ride to Remington Arms.  Early in the formation of the company, Eliphalet Remington decided to move it to Ilion in 1825 due to the opening of the Erie Canal, which allowed them to get raw materials easily and cheaply.  At the factory they have a very nice museum.

Wall of guns at Remington

Wall of guns at Remington (photo: Tom Larsen)

Wall after wall of guns, all different designs, all in pristine condition.  The main part that stuck out to me was the exhibit they had about how the actions of the guns were originally designed by carving them in their entirety in wood.  This is all the tiny pieces that make it possible for the cartridge to be pulled from the magazine and loaded into the chamber carved out of wood.  I was stunned by the detail and workmanship that went into these pieces.  I was really glad that we got a chance to see it all.

The crew at Remington Arms

The crew at Remington Arms

Tom Larsen
AB Crew

About Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is a private non-profit museum located on the shores of Lake Champlain, just seven miles from Vergennes, Vermont. Our mission since our opening in 1985 is to share the rich history and archaeology of Lake Champlain and its surrounding region. We accomplish that through exhibits, education programs, special events, on-water activities, replica vessels, nautical archaeology research, and so much more. Learn more & get involved by visiting our website: www.lcmm.org.
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