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Posted: 10/10/2004 6:00:07 PM EDT
Hey everybody! I've been really interested in becoming a gunsmith for A LONG time ( I used to fix my friends B.B. and pellet guns when I was 10 or so. Usually replacement of plunger or spring, adjusting of sights was another common thing.). I just don't know where to start and I thought my family here at ARFCOM could point me in the right direction. I apologize if this is another topic that has been beaten to death. I've looked at the mail order schools and correspondence courses and really don't think those are right for me. However if anybody has done one of these and it was complete enough, then by all means , let me know which school it was. Thank you all so much! Take care.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:06:30 PM EDT
first buy some books!
gun smithing kinks

then find a local smith that will teach you.
become his "go'fer"
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:10:32 PM EDT
Hey thanks a bunch! That is a good start.Take care.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:12:43 PM EDT
Firearms are actually a lot easier to work on than pellet guns
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:30:08 PM EDT
Here is where you need to start if you want to be a gunsmith.. Use the books if you only wanna call yourself a smith..

Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:51:55 PM EDT
Thank you guys SO MUCH! My wife and I talked about the school in PA before. I will now be contacting them via the hot link. If there is anything I can do to help you all , let me know. Giving you my guns and you guys stuffing it in my wifes pooper and posting pics are out. Sorry...well at least the gun part is out. Take care.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:11:51 PM EDT
Here's a link to a few from the NRA.


Good luck in your studies.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:21:35 PM EDT
There is a school in SE Oklahoma that has a gunsmithing degree. Just do a search for it.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:41:39 PM EDT
I just graduated, From here
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:11:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 8:16:55 PM EDT by Marco]
Colorado School of Trades:
Farrier Science
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:31:11 PM EDT
I understand the best one is in Trinidad Colorado. You can teach yourself if you go through a lot of guns and have several thousand for tools and room for a small shop. A real gunsmith degree would be much faster.

I am probably up to armorer level and may consider a formal degree for a retirement plan if guns are still legal then. 90% of the Smiths I see are over 50 so there may be some demand by then...
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