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  • 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...
  • William Geddy (deceased)
    William and David Geddy advertised in the Virginia Gazette that they were carrying on the gunsmith’s, cutler’s and founder’s trade. These two brothers were following in their fathe...
  • David Geddy (deceased)
    William and David Geddy advertised in the Virginia Gazette that they were carrying on the gunsmith’s, cutler’s and founder’s trade. These two brothers were following in their fathe...
  • Eliphalet Remington, Jr. (1793 - 1861)
    Inventor and firearms manufacturer. Developer of the Remington rifle. Eliphalet Remington (October 28, 1793 – August 12, 1861) designed the Remington rifle. By the mid-19th century the gun h...
  • Col. William Henry (1729 - 1786)
    William Henry (May 19, 1729 – December 15, 1786) was an American gunsmith from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1784, 1785, and 1786. D...

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

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