As an engineer and I gun nut, I find this fascinating.
This is a video from Remington from 1969 on how guns were made.
This is how a Remington 700 was made in 2011.
Here is a visit to the Remington Ilion and Huntsville factories in 2016, on the 200th anniversary of the company.
Here is a tour of Remington Huntsville in 2016.
It really is amazing to see how the technology of gun making has changed in 47 years.
And before anybody says “they don’t make them like they used to…” in a negative way.
Think about this. Using 1969 technology, the industry would not have been able to make the almost 300 million guns sold in the last 30 years, or the 2 million guns per month it’s been doing in the last few years.
Lastly, if you were ever curios what a cold hammer forged barrel means, here is a video from GFM on the process. I have seen one of these in real life, and it is something to behold. Pounding out a gun barrel in a matter of minutes.