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Gunsmiths

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

A federal firearms license is required for gunsmiths who run their own businesses. Gunsmiths who repair firearms for a licensed employer often do not need a license themselves. Applications and more information about the application process are available at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives' Web site, https://www.atf.gov/firearms/apply-license.

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