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gunsmiths #7138831
01/15/21 08:23 PM
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do you think with the current trend of firearm purchases, the demand of gun smiths will be greater?

Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7138841
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Not to shanghi your thread but what I wonder is if no one can get ammo will it cool off the market for new gun purchases?


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Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7138846
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Not a job for everyone itís kind of a art lots of machine skills and creativity involved.


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Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7138867
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To me even though more guns get sold that doesnít mean people will use a gunsmith more, at least for me unless a gun seriously breaks or I need custom work done I donít use one.

Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7138897
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For my shop new guns go back to manufacture .

Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7138994
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With no ammo all these new guns will remain new.

Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7139006
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No ammo? A lot of ammo is out there time to fix what was broke before suppressor work out there. Gunsmiths are about as quick as taxidermist are.


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Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7139017
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Gun repair, customization, modification is a luxury....learned it the hard way.
What gets financed first?...car or appliance or home repair? Or gun work?
Ya gota have a shop in the right place at the right time with enough customer base.
Our shop serviced from Boise Id to Baker Or south to Juntura Or north to Council Iíd ...about a 2.5 hr drive periphery and could only support 2 gunsmiths about 4 yrs.
I ended up going back to machinist work and made a good living off that and Ďsmithed evenings out of my house.


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Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7139027
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....and we were Warranty Repair shop for Browning,Mossberg, Remington,Winchester, Weatherby, Colt,
S&W, etc.


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Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7140638
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If all of the recently purchased guns get used for what everyone thinks they bought them for, there won't ever be enough gunsmiths to go around. There is already a shortage of gunsmiths already.
A better plan would be to have duplicates of guns which shoot the ammo you have stockpiled, and switch to one of those when you have a failure.
There ain't no gunsmiths on the battlefield.

Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7140641
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Might depend on your location. Guys like Martini out of Cranbrook BC have clients that pay 10-25 k for guns they never shoot. Ammo shortages wont slow him down. My son is very gifted with his hands, metal or wood. He started doing stock work about two or three years ago. Custom stuff, including checkering. He doesnt do it full time, but he has more work than he wants and he doesnt even advertise.


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Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7140704
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We have become a throw away society.


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Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7140762
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I think very few gun owners use gun smiths. Those that do are looking for high end customization. The newest group of gun owners aren't going to be looking for that. They bought a gun because they were afraid of BLM, Antifa, and the results of socialism. They are going to go to the range once and then lock the gun in a closet in case it's ever needed.

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Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7140821
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....should have added to my post above that thanks to utube, 90% of gun repair is shown there.
And since we have become such a DIY nation donít need technicians to repair much these days.


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Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7140944
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Had a revelation 20 ga. pump (mossberg), that from new would not eject fired shells. Took it back to Western auto and they sent it to a smith. Got it back the same way. Took it to another smith and he couldn't fix it either.

I took it apart and within 10-15 stokes of a needle file had it working like it should.

That was many years ago. Decided then I would learn to repair my own guns. Have ever since.

Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7141015
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Of the 17 million or so new guns purchased last year, how many million do you think were bought by folks that will never use them, or use them to the point they break something that needs fixing?

Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7141245
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I recently looked at a Gunsmithing Site in another State.They are still fast but their turnaround time has doubled in recent months.I have an idea that some folks are getting their existing guns in working order.

Re: gunsmiths [Re: BuckMink] #7141247
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Double tap.

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