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Where did you learn Gunsmithing?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by AugustusMcCrae, May 11, 2007.

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  1. AugustusMcCrae

    AugustusMcCrae Member

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    I thought about posting this in the Gunsmithing forum but wasn't sure if I should. If the mods see fit to delete or move it, I don't mind.

    I was just wondering where I would go to learn gunsmithing as a job. Is there any place in Triad, NC area where you could learn it or what?:confused:

    Is it hard to find work as a gunsmith? Does it pay a liveable wage or is it just something to do as a hobby?:confused:

    Thanks for the advice.:)
     
  2. Chad

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    Idealy look for an old experienced smith who would take on an apprentice.
    A young man in my extended family has done that in knife making and leather working and stands to be in a position to earn a good living in a few years.

    I learned in my garage because there aren't any gunsmiths around here any more and I had to learn to do it myself. The last few I knew all said that people weren't willing to pay for quality work so they retired or just quit.

    Good luck.
     
  3. oneshooter

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    USMC, Small arms repair. Spent most of my time teaching on the range at Parris Island!:D

    Oneshooter
    Livin in Texas
     
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    Prison.



    Just kidding.
     
  5. James T Thomas

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    smiths needed

    It is not NC, but the Pennsylvania Gunsmithing School, Ohio River Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA.

    I do not know why they stopped making the Pennsylvania rifles here; such good guns, and now the industries are all out of state. Same thing for the Connestoga wagons.

    Maybe then I do afterall. Taxes. Harrisburg, PA.
     
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    Now I freely admit that I'm a "shadetree gunsmith". I know how to do a bunch of stuff...and know when I'm out of my depth and shouldn't attempt something.

    What I learned was from Uncle #1 (automotive mechanic), Uncle #2 (aerospace machineist) and a LOT of reading.

    I still have a long way to go before I'd ever dare hang up a shingle though.
     
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