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alard17 09-30-2012 02:01 PM

help me ,I'm lost
Hi guys.
in fact I'm 25 years mechnical engineer. and I intend to complete the rest of my life as a gunsmith .
and I want to know how much does it gonna cost me to be agunsmith in canada and USA :confused:
and how much time does it gonna take me to be agunsmith {a couple of years or more}:confused:
where is the best place to go to:confused:

hiwall 09-30-2012 04:18 PM

do a search on this site for "gunsmith school" for a huge amount of info. These questions have been asked and answered many many times.

c3shooter 10-01-2012 12:49 AM

First thing that comes to mind- you have two different nations, different laws in each. Moving a firearm from one to another is called importing, and if you get into THAT it is going to consume a measurable amount of the "rest of your life" you mentioned. Trust me- it is NOT just dropping a gun in the mail.

As far as cost, besides licenses- what is it that you want to DO in gunsmithing? Replace broken parts? Or rebarrel a gun into a custom caliber after you reamed the chamber? Mount and zero scopes, or reblue guns? Each will have a different equipment cost- a good lathe and a good mill are not cheap. Bluing tanks (and ventilation for them) can start to get pricey.

Back in the day, you learned a craft by apprenticing self to a Master in that craft. You may want to consider a PARTIAL version of that- if you can find a senior smith that would like some free help in turn for explaining some of the procedures, kinks and shortcuts.

Now, I am NOT a smith- I am a hobbyist and a collector that does some smithing for myself- but have known some good smiths out there that I learned from.

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