Barrel Repairer

Repair scratched or dented steel shotgun barrels, using handtools.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Barrel Repairers do?

Repairs scratched or dented steel shotgun barrels, using handtools: Examines damaged barrel to determine salvageability. Positions and secures barrel in bench vise. Draws metal from adjoining barrel surface to fill nicks, dents, and scratches by tapping edges with peening hammers. Smooths repaired area and removes blemishes, using handtools and emery cloth. Removes worn inscriptions, such as serial numbers and trademarks, using peening hammers, files, and scrapers. Replaces inscriptions, using punch dies and mallet [MARKER].


Should I be a Barrel Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Barrel Repairer

    Most Barrel Repairers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaoaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2819%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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