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Old July 26, 2012, 04:01 PM   #1
Kimio
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Join Date: January 2, 2011
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Gunsmiths: Questions for those of you in this career field

I'll admit, I have a venerable obsession with firearms, I love learning how they work, and I've seen many beaten up pieces that I wish I knew how to restore and provide them some TLC.

For those of you who have worked in this career field, I was curious how it's treated you. What would you say is a common job that you would perform, how did you go about becoming a smith and what advice would you give to those who would like to pursue a career as a gun smith. Would this be a viable career path, or would you recommend doing other work alongside it (Running a firearms store for example that offers smithing services)

The field has me intrigued to say the least, and it's something I'm seriously considering on going to school for, but having some input from those who actually have worked in the field would be nice.
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