Originally Posted by Stanm70
Thanks! Kinda random but is baisic gunsmithing such as reaming chambers threading barrels and cutting crowns. Are those things that can be learned to do for myself on a lathe? Or is gunsmithing school a must?
One of the best Gunsmiths I knew was self taught. He bought many books on Gun Smithing
and taught him self about machining.
He had a knack for it and the skill set also he held himself to the highest standards. he never tried anything on customers first he always tried anything new on one of his rifles.
This is a slow and troublesome way to learn Gun Smithing though and any schooling will help.
If you decide to do it your self start slow and with the basics (Cleaning and bedding are good places
to learn what helps accuracy). Take your time and be very critical of you progress and quality.
If you have the skills you will do fine.
Just my opinion
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