Inherited remingtons How to date

The Remington Corporation and the knives that they built have influenced the U.S. cutlery industry more than nearly any other manufacturer. From the time America was settled, to the end of WWI, American knife companies struggled to compete with Britain and German imports, but events that occurred during and after the First World War led to a great change in this phenomenon. Unprecedented opportunities arose, and Remington stepped up to seize the moment. In the process, they created some of today's most prized collectables. In an ironic twist, the next World War played the greatest role in ending the company’s domination of the industry.
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Inherited remingtons How to date

Postby Lakelife » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:13 am

I have inherited 3 Remington knives . A R-2 & R-8 in very good condition . New R-4 in plastic packaging from box. I was wondering about how to date these .
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Re: Inherited remingtons How to date

Postby Modern Slip Joints » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:17 am

In a 2014 thread in the Camillus sub-forum titled Remington Knives by Camillus on page 2 member Vit_213 wrote R4 Utility knives were made 1988-1993. Other than taking a guess that your relative probably bought all 3 not too many years apart I can only say Camillus made the R2 and R8 some time in the roughly 25 years they made Remingtons ending in 2007 when they went out of business.

If you want to sell the R4 I'm interested.

Happy New Year! :D

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Re: Inherited remingtons How to date

Postby Lakelife » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:34 am

::tu:: ::tu:: they were actually all bought together . I gave them to my dad for Christmas many years ago . I got them back this year when he passed away. I have the R-2 that I used to take bird hunting in iowa . I liked it because of the choke tube wrench . But I haven't been hunting for some years now . So mine just sets in my plastic ammo box with the rest of the knives I have. Thank you so much

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Re: Inherited remingtons How to date

Postby Vit_213 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:46 pm

R1-R5 were made 1988-1993, and R6-R11 1990-1993


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