Barrel Straightener I

Straighten small arms barrels to remove bends and crooks.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Barrel Straightener Is do?

Straightens small arms barrels to remove bends and crooks, using either line or ring method: Positions barrel in straightening press, sighting it toward frosted glass plate across which is drawn black horizontal line. Sights through barrel, noting two line-shadows cast longitudinally along interior by reflected light from frosted glass. Tightens jaws of press to bend barrel at points where shadows are not straight to straighten barrel. Positions barrel on special fixture. Sights through barrel toward light, noting position of three ring-shadows cast inside bore by light passing through ring scribed on smoked glass at far end of barrel. Removes crooked barrel from fixture and strikes it with soft metal mallet against babbitt block to remove bend indicated by position of rings.


Should I be a Barrel Straightener I?

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

  • How to become a Barrel Straightener I

    Barrel Straightener Is generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Barrel Straightener I-related education!
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