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A gunsmith is a person who repairs, modifies, designs, or builds firearms. This occupation is different from an armorer. The armorer primarily maintains (disassembly, cleaning) weapons and limited repairs involving parts replacement and possibly work involving accurization. A gunsmith does factory level repairs, renovation (such as applying metal finishes), and makes modifications and alterations for special uses. Gunsmiths may also apply carvings, engravings and other decorative features to an otherwise finished gun.

I am going to make this as clear as possible . above is the definition of a gunsmith Long Island does not have any and this is why i say this

i have several handguns that have been customized and i have always gone to the local smith first only to be turned away if it involved anything other than drop in replacement parts. Drill and tap? forget it, custom sight mount no thank you we don't do that i have been told I have always sent my guns to third party smiths or my preference the manuf of the gun for custom work.

I don't believe there is enough work out here to keep any custom smith working and i am sorry to have to say that

just my opinion
 

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Smrt Feller
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So ... I should go to Gun smithing school to become the only one on long Island... Boy I could actually eeek out a living and not have to move
 

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I looked up gunsmithing... there is only online schools for it in this area?  I figured Nassau or Suffolk community should have a course
 

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It might be nice to learn how to work and repair firearms.  Help out fellow shooters or even make my own concoction of a weapon... It may not be big bucks but since there arent a lot of people in this area who are friendly and helpful in that field
 

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Sorry i'm not quoting you Doctor but my cursor was bouncing around.
I called Suffolk Shooting Supply and asked if they had access to a gunsmith. They told me their gunsmith was standing right there and he could chage my sights while I wait. Oh, wait a sec...he doesn't have his sight tool with him ( I assume a sledgehammer and foot long steel awl is not something he generally walks around with) but He can take it back to his shop and return it to me the following day (after he drinks a bottle of whiskey and smokes meth).
At no point was I informed I was dealing with anything other than a GUNSMITH.
You may be correct but Mike at Suffolk Shooting Supply is touting himself a GUNSMITH and nothing less. Craig and Dave are associating themselves with this guy and referring to him as a GUNSMITH.
 

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DOCTORPC said:
A gunsmith is a person who repairs, modifies, designs, or builds firearms. This occupation is different from an armorer. The armorer primarily maintains (disassembly, cleaning) weapons and limited repairs involving parts replacement and possibly work involving accurization. A gunsmith does factory level repairs, renovation (such as applying metal finishes), and makes modifications and alterations for special uses. Gunsmiths may also apply carvings, engravings and other decorative features to an otherwise finished gun.

I am going to make this as clear as possible . above is the definition of a gunsmith Long Island does not have any and this is why i say this

i have several handguns that have been customized and i have always gone to the local smith first only to be turned away if it involved anything other than drop in replacement parts. Drill and tap? forget it, custom sight mount no thank you we don't do that i have been told I have always sent my guns to third party smiths or my preference the manuf of the gun for custom work.

I don't believe there is enough work out here to keep any custom smith working and i am sorry to have to say that

just my opinion
Sorry you are wrong I know of two gun smiths on long island they both did some work for me .
they both live in suffolk they both repaire and also I have seen them both make guns frrom scrach
I do not bring my guns to any shops as half dont know what there doing the other half that will do can't do it.
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According to SCPD website there are 19 gunsmiths in the county.
I for one do everything my self,home+car repairs,landscaping,everything.
With a little reading and time most things can be done yourself.
 

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According to SCPD website there are 19 gunsmiths in the county.
I for one do everything my self,home+car repairs,landscaping,everything.
With a little reading and time most things can be done yourself.
 
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