Who's a Gunsmith?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Tommygunarms, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Tommygunarms

    Tommygunarms New Member

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    Hey all, I was wondering how many of you are actual gunsmiths.

    I believe that gunsmiths should stick together, so we could exchange information and help each other out of need be.

    So just put where you went to school for it and your specialty if you have one,

    e.g.

    I went to Colorado School of Trades and I do custom work and general gunsmithing and specialize in AKs, shotguns, and military firearms.
     
  2. bearrwe

    bearrwe New Member

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    We have several practicing gunsmiths here. Some went to school we also have some that did apprenticeships or learner in military. I'm retired but went to Murray State in OK. I specialed in 1911's, M14, H&K and conversions which were Legal back when I started. After the ban I did a lot of LE and carry work. Now its just a hobby and teaching my son.
     

  3. Tommygunarms

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    I always wanted to work on conversions, but I don't have the patience for the ATF nor the money for the licenses and tex stamps,

    but right now I'm currently working on putting together some parts kits, which is something I'm trying to specialize in too
     
  4. HotGuns

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    I do custom stuff, like build custom rifles,Saiga conversions and a lot of SBR and SBS stuff. I also do trigger jobs, barrel swapouts, drilling and tapping and all of the stuff that goes with it. I do LEO work for several different agencys. I sell some suppressors too.
     
  5. FuzzyGunsmith

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    I am currently taking a gumsmithing course. After i finish i am going to do an apprenticeship and hopfully one day own my own shop. My grandfather used to be a well known gunsmith in the northeast untill he had a stroke and had to stop the business, but he still does some side work for people so its nice to go to his house and pick his brain.
     
  6. BallisticSurgeon

    BallisticSurgeon New Member

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    I start Pennsylvania Gunsmith School in August.
     
  7. bearrwe

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    Congrats on Gunsmithing course and get all the info you can from your Grandfather. I wish you the best with an apprenticeship. Just remember sometimes it's best to bite your tongue and listen and if your mentor disappears you have to start over! ;D
     
  8. bearrwe

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    Congrats on school and good luck in your future! Remember us when you become rich and famous, if you end up broke I'm sorry but I recently changed my number!:D
     
  9. BallisticSurgeon

    BallisticSurgeon New Member

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    Roger that hahaha
     
  10. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Apprenticing at the moment. Love it. And I get paid to do it to boot. AR's, Saiga 12 GA.'s, AK's, pistols....did I mention I love it
     
  11. tommy8670

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    I am currently in gunsmithing school with Penn Foster. I have been looking for a place to do apprentice work but not many places to do it where I am
     
  12. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    smith here .
    Tommy, don't forget to stop in at the new member intro section.
     
  13. sniper762

    sniper762 New Member

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    whatcha wanna know?............my name's bubba
     
  14. bearrwe

    bearrwe New Member

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    It's good to have a job you love! It seems like you did mention you loved yours. :D
     
  15. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    I've been considering it for about 3-4 weeks. Any recommendations for either a course in the Monmouth County, NJ area or the better online course?
     
  16. Marlinman

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    Master smith apprenticeship. I am class 2 certified. My specialty is custom long-range/hunting. I also do custom work on shotguns, ARS, and m1 variants. Some pistol work is done by me as well.
     
  17. Tommygunarms

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    I highly recommend NOT taking an online course because you don't get the on hands experience as you would at a real school
     
  18. tommy8670

    tommy8670 New Member

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    I completely agree with you. I have b already started and just about finished. Didn't have a local school near me. I am trying to find a place to get some more hands on. Not gonna attempt to open my own place until I get more hands on. Thanks for the advice.
     
  19. Tommygunarms

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    I didnt have a school near me either in FL so I Moved out to CO to go to Colorado School of Trades
     
  20. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    for some of us that's not an option so online coarses are better than nothing and if we're smart enough we find someone willing to help us with the hands on portions or some of us with mechanical applitude find old pos guns and trial and error them back to working ( within reason of coarse)