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From Central Oregon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MountainBear, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Hello. Never been to this forum, but been a member at THR (both .com and .US) and TheFiringLine for several years under the same user name.

    I am at the moment a gunsmith without a shop. I went to school @ Colorado School of Trades for gunsmithing. I also have a bachelor's degree from OSU. I have worked at a few shops, but have not found the right fit. So I'm occupying my time with my own projects and whatever projects my friends can con me into doing.

    I do a lot of trading of guns. I have several guns that are permanent members of my collection, but usually have some trade-bait lying around. I got used to a fluid gun collection through seven years of college. When the money ebbs and flows, sometimes you have to sell stuff to pay the bills, and usually have to trade to get something new.

    Hope to be able to contribute to this forum, although I do not like posting just to see myself talk or to artificially enlarge my post tally, so it may take a while to do so.

    I communicate better with email than with PM's, so if you want to chat, thats probably the easiest way.

    So, like I said, I hope I can contribute and look forward to hanging out here.


  2. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Welcome mountainbear!

    Hey if you were in the valley you could have job of switching the safety around on my rugerPC9 for a lefty!

    If you get a shop give a shout out never know what business you might get!
  3. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome here, put some of that trade-bait into our classifieds.
  4. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome - looking forward to your contributions here (both from info as a gunsmith and trade-goods).
  5. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    Welcome to the site... gunsmiths are especially welcome I should think.Out of curiosity what's your specialty or area(s) of interest? expect me to shoot you an e-mail concerning gunsmithing and trade school (curious about colorado school of trades) here in the near future... :thumbup:
  6. otoe

    otoe Central Oregon New Member

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    Hi Bear, I too am new to this forum and from Central Oregon and best of all a fellow Beaver! What was your major? Mine was agriculture (animal science) from a lot of years ago!

  7. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I try to be as general a gunsmith as possible, but being that we all have out areas we like, I would say more of a pistolsmith. I do a lot of work on S&W revolvers. I've built a couple of ground up custom rifles.
    I was a forestry major at Oregon State.