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Old May 22, 2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Gunsmith tips please

I'm in high school right now and would really like to become a gunsmith once I get out. Could someone tell me what kind of skills and machinery I would need to know? Or give me a link to a website with some info? Thanks
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Old May 22, 2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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If there is a technical college near where you live I would enroll in a machinist program. This should expose you to a variety of skills needed in the industry. Also, you will acquire some formal credentials, so if the gunsmith thing does not work out you have a fall back plan.
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Old May 22, 2012, 11:43 PM   #3
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SEARCH is my friend:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...+course+school

http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...+course+school

http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...+course+school

etc.... there's a bunch of old threads on the subject...

SEARCH... gunsmith... school... course
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Old May 23, 2012, 07:24 AM   #4
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Chemistry, Metallurgy, Math (Trigonometry, Geometry), Machine Tool operation, welding, all as preliminary to a gun smithing school, usually available at a local community college. Chemistry and perhaps metal shop and machine shop (If not in your high school proper, in a Skill Center your H.S. partners with.), are available in your high school. Take advantage of the FREE classes while you can...the expense of college education has gone through the roof.
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Old May 23, 2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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This subject has been gone over repeatedly from just about every possible angle. Try doing a search on this site and on some other "gun" sites and you will get more info than you can use.

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