Gunsmithing

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Gunsmithing

  1. 1. gunsmithing By:Nickolas W. and Dakota G.
  2. 2. To pursue the entirety of this trade, a gunsmith must possess skills as a mechanic , a metalworker , a woodworker , and an artisan ; be knowledgeable in shop mathematics , ballistics , and chemistry ; and be capable of working accurately and precisely. Those who are (self-)employed in small gunsmith shops must also possess skills as small business operators; work effectively with a wide variety of customers; and remain abreast of, and comply with federal , state, and local laws , ordinances, and requirements. Due to the great breadth of subject matter to be mastered, many gunsmiths specialize in only a few of the skills required of the general gunsmith (see Specializations section below). Alternatively, some gunsmiths learn many of the skills of the trade, but only apply them to a few weapon types (only pistols, or only shotguns, or only (pre-1964) Model '94 Winchester Lever-Action Rifles; for instance).
  3. 3. Wheel Lock Barrel, Cannon, The Bayonet Rifle, Shotgun, and the Gatling Gun. Guns from Colonial Times
  4. 4. Gatling gun refers to a gun with multiple firing pins and breeches connected to multiple rotating barrels. Each barrel fires a single shot as it reaches a certain point in the cycle after witch ejects it’s cartridge, loads a new round, and in the process, cools down somewhat
  5. 5. A gunsmith’s Common Task is to <ul><ul><li>parts Disassemble, clean, inspect, lubricate & reassemble. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove corrosion and touch-up finish. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep records of all customers, firearms, and transactions to satisfy ATF requirements. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repair burred or damaged parts with files & stones. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replace defective parts with factory-made replacements, hand-fitting as necessary. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add after-market customizations: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>sling-swivels </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>recoil-pads </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>iron-sights </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>telescopes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>grip caps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>butt plates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repair and re-finish wooden stock also… </li></ul></ul>Repair and re-finish wooden stock parts. Checker or re-checker grip areas. Deepen or clean up worn or damaged engravings & markings. Re-crown damaged muzzles on a lathe. Repair dented shotgun barrels. Install (solder) or repair rib on shotgun barrels, or repair double-barrel assemblies. Measure & correct headspace dimensions. Check for excessive bore erosion. Troubleshoot and repair feeding, ejecting & firing problems. Test-fire firearms with conventional loads to ensure proper operation. Fabricate wooden stocks to customer specifications and body dimensions. Fit same to existing receiver and barrel .

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