Remington R - P Headstamp Introduction (again...)


#1

The original Remington trademark registration for the “R - P” headstamp was registered February 3, 1976 and indicated: “First use during 1969; in commerce during 1969; dur- at least as early as Oct. 1, 1960” (sic).

This was a mistake chargeable to the Government Printing Office and was ammended April 19, 1977 to read: “First use at least as early as October 1, 1960; first used in Interstate Commerce at least as early as October 1, 1960” (the text published in the ammended trademark was simplified to read: “First use 10-1-1960; in commerce 10-1-1960”).

What I found most interesting are the remarks made by Remington’s attorney and the declaration by E. Sparre, Remington’s Vice President and Director of Production:




#2

I am understanding this correctly; I thought the “R-P” headstamp strarted in the 1930s. Wasn’t Peters acquired by Remington during the depression of the 1930s?


#3

Remington did not use any headstamp combining their name and anything representing Peters until the R-P headstamp. In the 1930s, actually since about 1911 and used until the R-P headstamp of the 1960s, Was “Rem-UMC,” since the company name for a long time was the Remington Arms Union Metallic Cartridge Company. Peters had their own headstamps of P.C.Co. and later PETERS.


#4

It would be interesting to know how long it took to transition to the R-P HS over the entire ammunition line. I have always just considered that somewhere in the early 1960s is good enough dating for R-P, but I guess it is possible that the completion may have extended somewhat later into the 1960s for some slower-moving calibers.