Learning gunsmithing

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Learning gunsmithing

Post by Priyan » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:02 am

Guys I want to be a gunsmith in future. Is there any organization which teaches it in Assam?
What education is needed for it and is it a good career.
I'm from middle class family so it would be good if you mention the cost of the study.

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Re: Learning gunsmithing

Post by SUFFIX » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:13 am

What is a gun Priyan? Just another machine right? So you need to learn something that helps you develop, create mechanical parts. Say..CAD, Turning, milling, heat treatment, woodwork etc. etc..

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Re: Learning gunsmithing

Post by Priyan » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:09 pm

So there's no course as gunsmithing right? One will have to learn it themselves.
lol I guess why Indian made guns are so s%&@#% :P
When I'll get to shoot a gun?

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Re: Learning gunsmithing

Post by TwoRivers » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:30 pm

Abroad there are schools for it. Traditionally you would apprentice to a master to learn the trade. If you can learn all the things Suffix suggested, you'd have a good start. Good luck!

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Re: Learning gunsmithing

Post by Royal Gun House » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:02 pm

Dear Priyan

There is No any institute in India , to give you training of gunsmith , but it is true if you wants to be gunsmith ,you have good knowledge of woodworking, machinist, fitter & also know to handle lathe & milling machines .

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Re: Learning gunsmithing

Post by jonahpach » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:29 pm

Best bet is to become an apprentice under an experienced gunsmith at one of the more 'guns' prolific states/cities for at least 10 years.

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Re: Learning gunsmithing

Post by Priyan » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:35 pm

Thanks for your valuable information guys. I think I'll study blacksmith or fitting in Prince of Wales after completing class 12. BTW one nice guy from Tinsukia is promising me to teach after i complete Prince Of Wales.
When I'll get to shoot a gun?

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Re: Learning gunsmithing

Post by peterdk » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:25 pm

dear priyan

see if you can get an apprentiship in europe, possibly on a grant or so, if you can do this, then in 6-8 years you can rule india when returning, well at least in the gun business :)

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Re: Learning gunsmithing

Post by SUFFIX » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:05 pm

No Peter. He will never get a chance in India to show his competence well may be in Pakistan.

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Re: Learning gunsmithing

Post by timmy » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:18 am

If you can come to the USA as a student, Trinidad State has a pretty well-known and established program in gunsmithing:

http://www.trinidadstate.edu/index.php/gunsmithing

This is in Trinidad, which is a very old and picturesque town on the edge of the Front Range and at the base of Raton Pass.

I'm not familiar with the School of Trades in Lakewood (this is really Denver Metro area), but you might be interested in it as well:

http://www.schooloftrades.edu/
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Re: Learning gunsmithing

Post by peterdk » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:29 am

suffix

eventually even india will move into the light and move on from there, remember if he actually is abel to make guns by himself, even if he is employed by one of the hackshops he can still make guns that will appriciate in value as the current guns are substandard to say the least.

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Re: Learning gunsmithing

Post by ShadedDreams » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:22 pm

I also have same ambition. To become a gunsmith and get job of a firearms engineer in a reputed arms factory 🙂

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Re: Learning gunsmithing

Post by ShadedDreams » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:23 pm

But here in India, i have no resources to start with. Neither knows the path which leds to my dream
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Re: Learning gunsmithing

Post by ASIF007 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:23 pm

You can contact Om Vichare from Mumbai. He can give you some ideas of Gunsmithing.

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Re: Learning gunsmithing

Post by Vikram » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:55 am

ShadedDreams wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:22 pm
I also have same ambition. To become a gunsmith and get job of a firearms engineer in a reputed arms factory 🙂

Hi,

It is possible to become a reasonably competent gunsmith in India. Three of the best I know are, not in any particular order, Moa (Cottage Cheese here), Marcus Campos in Hyderabad, Bobby Sidhu in Patiala and Zubin from Pune. Bobby is said to have CNC machinery. He is an engineer to boot. All of them struck out on their own and made a name for themselves. It is possible but not as easy as it is in the West. You can try contacting these gentlemen.

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