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Any Gunsmiths to be?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Gunnerboy, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. Gunnerboy

    Gunnerboy Cowlitz County Active Member

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    Anyone here in the SW Wa area learning gunsmithing and in need of projects? I got far too many and want to see someone whos willing to and wanting to learn the trade pick up some of this stuff. Can PM me if interested. Hope this is an appropriate spot for this post.
     
  2. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Why don't you give it a go?

    If you like guns, then you should know guns.
    Just like if you like vintage cars, you should know how to turn a wrench.

    That's half the fun!

    Nobody touches my guns, cars, or house.
     
  3. Gunnerboy

    Gunnerboy Cowlitz County Active Member

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    Thats what i do for a living sir. I have over 30 personal projects and there are a pile that im just tired of having take up space.
     
  4. BattleReadyBunny

    BattleReadyBunny Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA Member

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    Are you just giving them away?

    I see where he is coming from. I was a auto tech for years and hated working on cars at home even building race cars wasn't fun after awhile
     
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  5. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Consider the new laws. F%#&ing stupid laws!

    If somebody gives you a gun for a while to work on it. Is that not now an illegal gun transfer?
    I guess my friends are going to have to wait at my house while I work on there guns.:(

    Even something simple like putting a sling swivel on a friends shotgun. Or a trigger job on an AR! :mad:

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  6. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I have been tinkering for years and trying to learn to be a better machinist. Dont know that I will ever be able to call myself a gunsmith though.
     
  7. Gunnerboy

    Gunnerboy Cowlitz County Active Member

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    No not giving them away just gonna make someone a deal.
     
  8. BattleReadyBunny

    BattleReadyBunny Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA Member

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    I'm willing to learn and help you out
     
  9. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    What kind of projects and what kind of money are we talkin?
     
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  10. Gunnerboy

    Gunnerboy Cowlitz County Active Member

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    PM me if interested.
     
  11. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    You have me beat. At the moment, I only have 26 personal projects laying around, in addition to customer guns. I suppose if I counted all the projects in my head that I want to build, the number would be a good bit higher (as I'm sure yours would be). 26 is just the projects I have the parts and pieces (or at least a significant number of them) for. Good luck. First time I've heard the call for an apprentice from our industry in quite a while...
     
  12. Gunnerboy

    Gunnerboy Cowlitz County Active Member

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    Yeah Projects just seem to pile up when your known for buying broke guns.. Time to get rid of a few and share the experiance of gunsmithing.
     
  13. ernurse

    ernurse molalla oregon Active Member

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    I have focused my time on learning how to apply Duracoat, And have my own sandblaster and paint booth now and have done lots of guns. I absolutely love doing this and learn more every day. Especially when you strip, and refinish and then reassemble everything under the sun. Keep at it eventually the pile will go down. Mine has.
     
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