Collage image of various gun restoration steps

Ever wonder what inspires someone to become a gunsmith? What skills are most important for gunsmithing in general and gun restoration in particular? We’re glad our friends at Numrich Gun Parts Corp. are curious about these questions as well, taking the time to interview two of our gunsmiths – Sam Chappell and Jacob Schuler – for their “Featured Gunsmiths” blog series.

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