1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4115-19

      Gunsmith
      Armourer

Modifies, services and repairs rifles, revolvers and other firearms.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • examines firearm parts and sub-assemblies such as barrels, triggers, bolts, ejectors and magazines for condition and accuracy of fit
  • dismantles and corrects by chiselling, filing, scraping, grinding, boring or otherwise machining firearms
  • replaces worn and broken parts and reassembles firearms
  • treats and polishes metal to limit corrosion and improve finish
  • test-operates firearms to ensure smooth operation of moving parts, determine and correct sighting errors, or detect faulty parts and assemblies
  • may fabricate, fit and assemble parts for custom-built or other specialised small arms
  • may modify guns to customer specifications by re-boring barrels to enlarge calibre, or fitting new stocks
  • may make ammunition or refill spent cartridges using special tools and machines
  • may shape and fit gunstocks

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