Since I know most of you are looking to waste time on the clock at work:
Remington had some pretty high tech equiptment back in 1969! I figured a lot more would have been done by hand in the initial stages.
I wonder how much hands-on treatment each rifle gets today at Remington? My guess is everything that can be automated is. It’s not as romantic, but they only would have done it to increase throughput in in effort to meet demand and keep stacking that cash.