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Profiles

  • Nicolas Doyon (1654 - 1715)
    Notes Location info: Québec (birth,death), Château-Richer (marriage) Nicolas était armurier et arquebusier de métier. Nicolas was an armourer and arquebusier .
  • Guillaume Beaudry dit Desbuttes (1656 - 1732)
    Notes Location info: Québec (birth,marriage), Trois-Rivières (death) Guillaume était armurier du roi et arquebusier de métier. Il pratiqua aussi l' orfèvrerie .
  • Jean Beaudry (1684 - 1755)
    Notes Location info: Trois-Rivières (birth), Québec (marriage), Détroit (Territoires de la Nouvelle-France) (death) Jean était armurier de métier. He was a gu...
  • Deacon Medad Pomeroy (1638 - 1716)
    A blacksmith and gunsmith who came to Northampton in 1659. Served as town clerk, magistrate, selectman, deputy to the General Court and town treasurer. Survivor of Falls Fight, King Philip's War. Fough...
  • 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...

Introduction

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.

Notables

  • John Browning
  • Jonathan Browning
  • Val A. Browning
  • John Garand
  • Dieudonné Saive
  • Eugene Stoner
  • Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Eliphalet Remington

Resources

Keywords

  • armourer, arquebusier

Mots clés

armuriers, arquebusiers