Eliphalet Remington II believed he could build a better gun
than he could buy. He set out to craft such a gun on his father's
forge located at Ilion Gulch, New York. In 1816, Eliphalet entered
a shooting match with his new flintlock rifle, and while he only
finished second, his handmade rifle was a success. Before Eliphalet
left the shooting field, he was in the gun business.