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  • 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...
  • 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 gunsmith and one of Detroit's origina...
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • 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. DAR Ance...


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