Re: Becoming a gunsmith
I found a smith near my home and work/learned from him for free. He was in need of some help doing clean and services and I was at the right place at the right time. I now have been with him for 3 years and I'm still learning to do everything from refinishing up to building but now I get paid a little. It is nothing that is learned over night but is very fun. My goal was to work with him a while then go to school, but that has changed by chance. The way it is working out is he wants to retire and move to a lake and fish and do nothing but fish. So it just so happens I'm might buy his shop and customer base. They know me and I know them so my name will already be out and they will know my work. Depending on what Part of Ga you are in I might be able to help you out some in finding out if you want to do this line of work/fun. It is not as fun or glamorous as one would think. My has stay stained from gun oil and cleaning solvents. It will drive you nuts some times when your not able to get parts and you have too build them from scratch. But it also has it’s good days. When a father brings his son to the shop to pick up the sun’s new rifle and you get to see him shoot it for the first time. Anyway enough rambling! If you need any info feel free to shoot me a Pm and I can see what I can do to help you.
“If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.”