What does a Gunsmith Do?

March 28, 2022

Have you ever wondered what a professional gunsmith does? They are skilled tradesman who specializes in the repair, construction, and customization of firearms. In addition to repairing guns, they may also build custom firearms to meet the specific needs of their clients. Whether you’re a hunter looking for a new rifle or a shooting enthusiast seeking to improve your accuracy, a gunsmith can help you achieve your goals. Keep reading to learn more about the fascinating world of gunsmithing.

If you own a gun or are considering purchasing one, it’s important to understand the role of a gunsmith. Here are some of the more common services they perform:

Sonic cleaning – This process uses sound waves to clean the barrels, and internal working parts of firearms. It’s an effective way to remove debris and build-up without damaging the barrel.

Scope mounting and bore sighting – In order to ensure accuracy, gunsmiths will often install scopes and sights on firearms. They will also boresight the firearm, which is a process of aligning the barrel with the scope, making sighting in your rifle easier.

Trigger jobs – A gunsmith can adjust the trigger pull on a firearm to make it lighter or heavier, depending on the preference of the shooter. Trigger installation is another option to improve the performance of a firearm.

Rifle stock bedding – This is the process of fitting a rifle stock to a receiver so that they fit snugly together. This ensures accuracy and precision when shooting.

Muzzle device installation – Muzzle devices, such as suppressors and muzzle brakes, can be installed by a gunsmith. This is a specialized service that requires specific training and experience.

Firearm assembly – Gunsmiths assemble both new and used firearms. This includes everything from attaching scopes and grips to putting together complete rifles and pistols.

AR-15/AR-10 services – As one of the most popular firearms on the market, the AR-15/AR-10 platform has a wide variety of aftermarket parts and accessories. A gunsmith can help you select and install the right parts for your needs.

There are many other services that a gunsmith can provide, depending on their expertise and experience. If you’re looking to improve the performance of your firearm, or simply want to maintain it in optimal condition, then a gunsmith is the right person for the job.

Buck & Doe’s Mercantile has one of the best gunsmiths in San Antonio on staff. Visit our store today to learn more about the services we offer. We look forward to helping you achieve your firearms goals!


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Call: 830-980-3637
Headquarters: 24250 US-281,
San Antonio, TX 78258

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Buck & Doe’s Mercantile in San Antonio, Texas is locally owned and operated, and fully stocked for the archery or firearms enthusiast. We are a five-star, family-friendly shooting range and indoor archery range. There’s something for everyone at our gun range! Our state-of-the-art facility spans 23,000 square feet and offers an indoor archery range, programmable training simulators in an indoor shooting range setting, well ventilated ranges, firearms ammunition and accessories, archery products, lessons, a boutique, event center, and more.