Originally Posted by beastmode986
I did not want to start a new thread for this question and considering this thread is about gun smiths i thought ill ask it here. When im older i want to start a gun company.What classes do you guys recommend in high school and what degree in college ??? thanks
Well to tell you the truth, I learned each job seperatly (learn how to blue - then mount a scope - then install a butt pad... etc.)
If you want to be making recievers and basic parts, no easily affordable college is going to teach you that.
And by affordable I mean $120 or less per credit hour. You must realize most gunsmithing knowledge is picked up in pieces and scraps. It's not a brain dunk of learing all at once. It's not medical school.
I went on google, typed in 'google books" and found the google library. They have a pricing option of 'free', which is a great big list of public domain works. Type in machining, lathe, milling, shaper, machinery, etc. and you'll get a fine selection of very detailed textbooks from 1890-1920.
Yes, that is old tech, but as a small shopper you'll not need and CNC big stuff ($$$).
Business is nice to have for college courses, but I learned more just by reading the book that talking to the "teacher", who was just a paper work assigner.
A separate program will download your google book from the URL into a saved PDF file, readable whenever you so wish. I must have 20 books from google alone.
The work of david gingery was also a great help to me.