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  • William Henry, Jr (1757 - 1821)
    The sequence of Henry gun factories in Northampton County is familiar: Nazareth, Jacobsburg, Boulton. William Henry of Nazareth (1757-1821), the eldest son of William Henry of Lancaster, owned the firs...
  • Guilliam Varick (1726 - d.)
    " (November) 21st (1776) Colonel Peter T. Curtenius, son of a former Dutch Reformed minister at Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, now commisary general of the Continental army, spent the day trying to con...
  • Richard Washington Mills, Sr. (1786 - 1852)
    A gunsmith. He moved with his family to Boon Station, KY, in 1824 and later to Louisville.
  • Col. Medad Hills (1729 - 1808)
    Col. Medad Hills Medad served in the Revolutionary War as a gunsmith who rose to the rank of Colonel. Medad was appointed a Capt. Dec. 23, 1776, and raised his company from Goshen, Torrington and W...
  • Benjamin Coles (1815 - 1890)
    Biography Taken from profile of Lewis Coles; recorded as written: Lewis Coles, farmer and stock raiser, Nora, Neb. Mr. Coles, a representative farmer and stock- raiser of this county was born in Gu...


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.


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



  • armourer, arquebusier

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armuriers, arquebusiers