By Tom McHale
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- A lot of neato stuff happened in 1950, along with some serious unpleasantries.
North Korea invaded their southern sibling, starting a tragic war masquerading as a police action.
On the more positive side of things, the first self-service elevator was installed by the Otis Corporation. Zenith introduced the first television remote control and appropriately named it the Lazy Bones. Charles Schulz invented Charlie Brown, and more importantly, Snoopy. James Dean got his big break starring in a Pepsi commercial.
Oh, and Remington introduced the 870 Wingmaster Shotgun.
Since introduction in January 1950, Remington has sold some number bigger than 10 million of 870 shotguns. I know that because back in 2009, they made a big deal out of producing the 10 millionth one.
While we’re on the topic of introduction dates, there’s a bit of uncertainty there. The official history of Remington claims the 870 was introduced in January 1950. So do the various Remington 870 collectors organizations, and you know how persnickety they are. On the other hand, a different place on the …read more