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Exhibition Target Shooting film

circa 1960s
 Collection
Accession: 2014-260

Abstract

Remington Arms Company is one of the oldest American manufacturer of firearms and ammunition the largest producer of shotguns and rifles in the United States. This film is a documentary short on target shooting, featuring a demonstration by expert marksmen.

Dates

  • circa 1960s

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 film reel (600 ft) : sd., col. ; 16mm.

Historical Note

Remington Arms Company is one of the oldest American manufacturer of firearms and ammunition. It is also the largest producer of shotguns and rifles in the United States. Founded in 1816, Remington designs and sells sporting goods products for both civilian and military use. The chemical company E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Inc. (DuPont) first purchased shares in the company in 1933 and purchased the remaining shares in 1980, making Remington a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Peters Cartridge Company was a smokeless ordnance and ammunition company based in Kings Mill, Ohio. Remington Arms Company purchased Peters Cartridge Company in 1934 and continued the manufacture of smokeless powder until 1944.

Scope and Content

This film is a documentary short on target shooting. It starts with an introduction to target shooting, including the historical marksmen and the best of its day. Wilbur Cox and other current shooters perform a demonstration, taking aim at a variety of targets. The film was shot in Dade County Florida and Westchester County. It is sponsored by Remington Arms and Peter Cartridges.

Access Restrictions

This item is available for research.

Film material is housed in cold storage and must reacclimate prior to viewing. Please contact the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department at least 48 hours in advance of research visit.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Additional Description

Provenance

Purchased from Steve Schuler 16mm Films For Sale / Collector Resources.

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Exhibition Target Shooting film
Status:
Author:
Mary Hanes
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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