Barrel Inspector

Test shotguns and rifle barrel forgings for straightness.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Barrel Inspectors do?

Tests shotgun and rifle barrel forging for straightness prior to machining: Places barrel on roller supports of test device. Positions stem of dial indicator against barrel. Rotates barrel and notes deflection of indicator needle. Rejects barrels which deflect needle beyond specified limits.

Should I be a Barrel Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Barrelhead Inspector, Barrel-Stave Inspector, Inspector, Barrel

    How to become a Barrel Inspector

    Most Barrel Inspectors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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