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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
Re: Learning Gunsmithing
Apprenticing could be the way to go if you can find someone willing to take you on. On your end, at least in the beginning, you probably would not get paid. Thats still cheaper than paying to learn at school. Its a high skill job, and it takes years to get even close to good at it. I was priviledged to know one of PA's best for 25 years, and the things he could do were incredible. I was in his shop once when a guy from Penndot showed up with a huge brakedrum off some machine. They could not get the part for days, and were in a heck of a pinch. He heliarc welded that thing and turned it down to spec for them, and I'm sure there was never an official PO for his services, but they knew he could fix anything. "Garage" type gunsmithing is something to avoid. Learning the trade correctly is the way to go, and it won't happen fast. Good Luck to you !
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