Front Sight Attacher

Attach front sights to shotguns and rifle barrels.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Front Sight Attachers do?

Attaches front sights to shotgun and rifle barrels: Secures barrel in vise and screws threaded shank of sight into hole near muzzle. Shears off excess shank extending into bore, using hammer and chisel. Files sheared end of shank with file until edge is smooth with inside of gun barrel. Feels sheared joint and sights through bore or inserts plug gauge into bore to verify smoothness. May drill and tap hole in barrel to accommodate front sight, using drill press and tap.


Should I be a Front Sight Attacher?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Front Sight Attacher

    Front Sight Attachers 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 Front Sight Attacher-related education!
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