OK, OK, before you guys jump me, I know theres a dozen threads on becoming a gunsmith, but none answered my question, I dont want to be just "A" gunsmith..
My passion is for the old stuff, I could care less about the modern AR's and "plastic" guns. Besides just about every shop in will fix or customize that AR, 1911, or modern sporting rifle, but not a single one will even touch my 100 yr. old ones, sheesh, I had to practically beg one gunsmith just to re-tap the holes for the scope mount on my 1930's Winchester .22..
So, instead of being a source of frustration, Ive been thinking of it as inspiration.. Why dont I become the guy who fixes the old stuff?
I already know I want to do some kind of metal smithing.. I was a sawsmith, made all sorts of cutting tools (mostly outta carbide) and loved it..
Is there any classes I could take that indirectly relate to the field? (Like at the local community collage?) Theres a blacksmithing/ begining Bladesmithing class that ive been wanting to take..
I figure im not the only one who has old guns that need fixed.. And it would be something I would be interested in getting into, even if it was on the side and I had to have a "real" job...
I seen someone listed a school in AZ, but I would like to save a bit of money and learn a skill I know will "pay the bills"...