A gunsmith is a person who repairs, modifies, designs, or builds guns. This occupation differs from an armorer. A gunsmith does factory level repairs, renovation (such as applying metal finishes), and makes modifications and alterations for special uses. Gunsmiths may also apply carvings, engravings and other decorative features to an otherwise finished gun. The environment in which all this takes place often varies depdending on the specific locality, with some gun stores featuring one or a handful of individuals while others resemble large scale specialty shops.

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  1. chipotle

    ZPAP92 Underfolder Project - Gunsmith in SWWA?

    I am interested in locating a gunsmith in the greater Southwest Washington area who has experience working with AKs and would be able to provide their services for a nascent SBR project. I have a Zastava M92 pistol of recent manufacture which I have lined up to convert into an underfolder setup...
  2. teflon6string

    Looking for a responsive Gunsmith in Portland (or west thereof)

    I've got a few 2-3 semi-automatic pistols that need tune-ups and some parts installed - all stuff I'd rather hire an experienced pro to do. Members here offered two recommendations a couple years ago. I reached out to both shops (email and voicemail) - nothing but crickets chirping. Might've...
  3. Expert308

    Recommend a good gunsmith in/around Boise?

    I'm recently relocated to Mountain Home from Portland and need to find a good local gunsmith. I've got two immediate issues - a S&W J-frame repair and a rifle barrel that needs to be shortened and threaded for a can. Can anybody recommend a good `smith in the Boise area?
  4. PDXdave67

    Gunsmith for a weld and pin?

    I'm looking for a 'smith to weld and pin a couple of muzzle devices. I'm in Beaverton and would prefer someone on the west side of Portland. Thanks!
  5. T

    Very good gunsmith reccomendation needed.

    I've got an old Ruger GP100 that has been well cared for, but well used over the last few decades. Needed a tune up, so I took it to a local smith reccommended by my favorite LGS. He really screwed the pooch on this one. The cylinder release now hangs up badly and the SA trigger is light, to...
  6. A

    Gunsmith for Threading a Fal Barrel 9/16X24 LH

    i have a SAR4800 recently purchased but unfortunately when I took the pinned faux flash hider off today its just a bare barrel . Does anyone know a gunsmith in the PNW area that is accepting barrel threading for FAL's for 9/16X24 LH?
  7. Joe13

    LF Gunsmith to push in a rear sight plate on a Ruger MK3 - preferably in Vancouver

    Hey y’all, I’m in need of a gunsmith that has a little time to push in a rear sight plate on a Ruger mark 3. I got it almost halfway with a rubber mallet but it quickly became obvious that it is tight enough that it’s going to need someone with a pusher to do the work. I’m in NW Vancouver so...
  8. kauaiboy

    ISO Gunsmith barrel cutting/re-thread along with pin & weld

    Looking for a local gunsmith that is capable of cutting an ak barrel & re-thread for a traditional 5/8x24 so i can use my ASR lantac dragon Muzzle brake and have it pinned & welded to have an OAL 16" per atf compliance. Local GS aren't able to commit on new work due to the HB1240 fiasco for...
  9. B009779

    Looking for a gunsmith in SW Washington -

    I’d rather not attempt a barrel chop myself so.. I’ve got an approved form 1 on a 12 Gauge Remington 870 AOW (any other weapon). Need a gunsmith in SW Washington that can chop my barrel to 12”, install a front sight base, & add a bead sight.
  10. bababoris

    Looking for a gunsmith for my 2011

    I have a custom built 2011 in 40sw that needs a tune up. Been having some issues with rounds getting extracted during the last match. I really don't want to experiment and try to fix it myself but would rather have a qualified professional look over it and figure out whats going on. I am in...
  11. P

    Greetings All, I'm curious If anyone out there is familiar with or owns one of the custom rifles crafted by the late gunsmith Howard J Sites?

    Greetings All, I'm curious If anyone out there is familiar with or owns one of the custom rifles crafted by the late gunsmith Howard J Sites? A friend has a custom rifle built on a Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken action that we're trying to determine the maker of. There is a logo that we...
  12. awags_86

    Looking for a good gunsmith

    As the title says I am looking for a gunsmith. Hopefully within an hour or two drive from Brownsville/Albany area. Looking to have a factory 243 re barreled and chambered in 22 creed. Already have the barrel ordered. suggestions? Thanks!
  13. G

    Looking for Gunsmith around Salem

    Hi, I'm looking for a gunsmith in the Salem area. I can drive upwards of an hour to an hour and a half. Looking to get some springs installed on my double stack pistols.
  14. C

    Gunsmith apprentice looking for gunsmith preferably in central Oregon.

    Hey all, I'm wanting to get deeper into gunsmithing and would like to find a smith around Redmond that would be willing to pass down some knowledge. I've spent the last 4 years in manual machining with 10 years of experience in tig, mig and stick welding. Not looking for employment necessarily...
  15. Helocat

    114 = No 10+ magazines EVEN existing pre ban, in public. Only ranges, privet land or hunting

    I was told this by a friend and had to read it for myself. Its true as far as I can tell. Bottom line is your PREBAN 10+ round mags can not be carried or used in public. Only your privet land or a gun range. (Gun smith etc.) So all of us who carry 10+ mags risk a class A misdemeanor if...
  16. Travesty

    Looking for a Luger / WW2 experienced gunsmith

    I’m trying to find a gunsmith in the PDX / Salem area who can examine a some pistols I inherited. A 1913 steyr, Mauser pistol, and matching 1942 Luger. I’m looking for someone who can appraise then but most importantly, clear/service the pistols for use if possible. I’m absolutely not looking...
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