A gunsmith works on disassembling a rifle in order to perform regular maintenance

Gunsmith

Gunsmiths modify, service and repair rifles, revolvers and other firearms.

Overview

Gunsmiths modify, service and repair rifles, revolvers and other firearms.

Day-to-day

  • assembles parts and subassemblies of firearms
  • dismantling firearms, repairing and replacing defective parts, and reassembling articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines
  • calibrating precision instruments
  • may estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs.

Occupation snapshot
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Moderate

To become a Gunsmith

  • You can work as a Gunsmith without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in metal fitting, metal turning, metal machining or a related field is usually required.

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

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