Ventilated Rib Fitter

Mount and align ventilated ribs to shotgun barrels to facilitate aiming.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ventilated Rib Fitters do?

Mounts and aligns ventilated ribs to shotgun barrels to facilitate aiming: Selects and positions ribs to dovetailed posts on top of gun barrel. Mounts rib to barrel by dovetailing each rib slot and barrel post along barrel. Locks barrel in vise and measures height of rib at breech end, using pin gauge, to determine amount rear end post must be reduced to lower rib to specified height. Hammers and files post and squeezes rib slot, using handtools and fixtures, to fit rib to post at specified height. Files and fits each rib slot to each post along barrel to align and level rib. Stamps identifying data on rib and barrel, using punches and hammer. Operates bench drill press to drill holes in barrel for retaining pins and sighting beads.

Should I be a Ventilated Rib Fitter?

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.

  • Also known as: Fitter, Ventilated Rib, Rib Matcher and Fitter

    How to become a Ventilated Rib Fitter

    Ventilated Rib Fitters 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 Ventilated Rib Fitter-related education!
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