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Firefighter88
February 4, 2013, 06:31 PM
What is the best way to learn how to restore old guns? Is penn foster a decent start? Or not worth the money...I'm fair at parts changing...just want to learn how to restore an old gun for personal reasons, not to start a business. A classroom setting is probably not an option because of location ( northern Oklahoma), and work schedule...just curious

Scorch
February 4, 2013, 09:36 PM
Not worth the money. If you are serious, enroll in one of the trade schools that teach gunsmithing, they often teach 1 week summer sessions. There is more to gunsmithing than swapping out parts.

Firefighter88
February 4, 2013, 10:05 PM
Scorch, just wanting to learn how to restore personal guns. Is it better to learn individual aspects first? Like refinishing a stock, bluing, etc. I'm not wanting to become a 'gunsmith', just want some sound advice, for an average gun owner, on how to acquire the basics in the restoration of firearms. Thanks!

vostracker
February 5, 2013, 05:10 AM
Firefighter88: I would check into the AGI gunsmithing videos. They might be what your looking for. You can see some of them on youtube.

tango1niner
February 5, 2013, 06:53 AM
My advice would be to gather up gunsmithing books by the old masters and read, read, read. Buy some old clunker rifles and practice on them. It would probably be the least expensive way to learn.