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Old 12-06-2009, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Any good gunsmith schools in MN?

I’m considering a trade in gunsmithing. Does anyone know of any good schools in the greater twin cities area of MN?

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Old 12-08-2009, 06:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: Any good gunsmith schools in MN?

i really have no idea. post this in the gunsmithing threads or get a mod to move it there.
it will get more traffic from those who do their own gunsmithing. :yes:

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Old 12-08-2009, 10:12 AM   #3
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Thanks I'll do that

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Old 01-05-2010, 01:39 AM   #4
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Not exactly in the greater Twin Cities area, but in Pine City, MN (up I-35 about 90 minutes) is Pine Technical College. They have a decent (or at least it was 5 years ago) gunsmithing program.

Here's a link to Pine Tech's Gunsmithing Program: http://74.220.214.177/academics/catalog/trade-and-industry-programs/gunsmithing

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Old 01-05-2010, 05:46 PM   #5
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Not exactly in the greater Twin Cities area, but in Pine City, MN (up I-35 about 90 minutes) is Pine Technical College. They have a decent (or at least it was 5 years ago) gunsmithing program.

Here's a link to Pine Tech's Gunsmithing Program: http://74.220.214.177/academics/catalog/trade-and-industry-programs/gunsmithing

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You are welcome. I have to say the program is really geared toward the "traditional" (or "Fudd") firearms.

If you are a black rifle fan, you will be disappointed. However, there is a good amount of skills to be learned: Soldering, brazing, welding (all types: gas, mig, tig, stick), use of lathe, milling machine, surface grinder, barreling/chambering, use of files, heat treating/metalurgy and a bunch more.

If you like traditional firearms, there is plenty for you in that aspect too: one and two piece stockmaking, tapping for choke tubes, backboring, etc.

Good luck. One piece of advice: Although the syllabus says it's a two year program, you will regret trying to do it in two years. There simply is not enough time. You will end up settling for B's and C's just so you can pass all the classes. You will end up doing half-assed work and not gaining all the knowlege that's available just for the sake of passing the class.

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