Kids In The Shop: A Gunsmith’s Legacy, Part One

For any skill, trade or culture to remain it must be passed on to the next generation. Gunsmithing is no different.


by Wendell Deaner

I’m in the shop on a rainy day working on an old Mossberg bolt-action shotgun somebody brought in. The safety is erratic. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I’m afraid some of its parts are worn and hard to replace, kind of like me. I suppose times such as these make one want to reflect.


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