Barrel Loader and Cleaner

Load automatic pistols and revolvers for test firings and clean them.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Barrel Loader and Cleaners do?

Loads automatic pistols and revolvers with cartridges for test firing and cleans and oils tested guns: Fills magazine or cylinder of weapon with specified type of ammunition. Unscrews retaining pin to remove cylinder or pulls magazine from test-fired guns and removes empty shells and live ammunition. Cleans cylinders and barrel with wire brush and swabs gun with oil. Stamps test mark on frame, using hammer and punch. Records number of firearms tested.


Should I be a Barrel Loader and Cleaner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Barrel-Bung-Remover and Dumper, Check-and-Transfer Beader, Mainspring-Barrel-Assembly Cleaner

    How to Become a
    Barrel Loader and Cleaner

    Barrel Loader And Cleaners often have an Associate's degree or higher. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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