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  • Kenneth K. Eyster (1929 - 2009)
    Kenneth was in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, during the Korean War. His cemetery marker has a plaque citing service in the Korean War. In 1954 he founded Heritage Gunsmith, Inc., a custom guns...
  • Robert Baker, the Gunsmith (c.1663 - 1728)
    Robert's father was JOHN, John's father was ANDY, Andy's father was SIR ROBERT the 1st of ENGLAND. He was the Kings personal Knight. Robert Baker, Sr. was granted land and a gun bearing mill for manu...
  • James Phips (1605 - c.1679)
    James Phips Birth: 1606 - Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, England Death: Oct 4 1679 - Woolwich, Sagadahoc, Maine Parents: John Phips, Elizabeth Wife: Mary Children: John Phipps, William Phip...
  • Richard Waters (1603 - 1676)
    Gunsmith Came on the Mayflower (not the original) April 26, 1626 admitted and took oath of Ironmasters Company. 1636 came to Salem, Massachusetts, became proprietor of the town. May 22, 1639 ad...
  • Daniel B. Wesson (1825 - 1906)
    Daniel Baird Wesson (born Worcester, Massachusetts, May 18, 1825 - died August 4, 1906), son of Rufus and Betsey (Baird) Wesson. He married Cynthia Maria Hawes, May 26, 1847 in Thompson, Connecticut. H...

A gunsmith is a person who repairs, modifies, designs, or builds guns. Gunsmiths may also apply carvings, engravings and other decorative features to an otherwise finished gun.

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To pursue the entirety of this trade, a gunsmith must possess skills as:

  • a parts fabricator
  • a metalworker and/or blacksmith
  • a woodworker, and/or an artisan

Those who are (self-) employed in small gunsmith shops must also possess skills as small business operators; work effectively with a wide variety of customers; and remain abreast of, and comply with federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and requirements.


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