Hello everyone. I am new to gunsmithing, and I was wondering what the basics were to it. I want to go to a school in Colorado that I've heard is great for gunsmithing, I just forgot the name. But I just wanted to get a basic knowledge of it before I go to that school in a few years. Thanks!
Get a good back ground in machining, welding, soldering, and wood working. otherwise just go to the school. Passing on "the basic knowledge in a few paragraphs on an internet forum would not really be possible.
Trinidad State Junior College is the one you are looking for. I am applying for them and Yavapai College in Arizona but I will more then likely go with Yavapai College. Maybe I will see you at one of them one day. As stated above pull your guns apart repeatedly until you get a good grasp of the workings. Study up on different actions and how they work, ballistics etc.