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Gunsmith
Colonial Williamsburg
Start your trip into the 18th century at the visitors center
Route 143 at Route 60 follow the signs into the parking lot
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187
Voice: 757-220-7645
Toll Free: 800-HISTORY

The gunsmith shop has several rifles on display that they have made here. They also have three rifles on display that are pre-revolutionary. Watch as they form the barrel and bore it out. See the fine craftsmanship that goes into the stalk. Questions are encouraged. Learn what it would be like to have this profession in the 18th century. There is much more involved than I had ever imagined.

KAT'S VIEW

The gunsmith made guns, what else? They also need to know blacksmithing to weld the metal for the guns. Then they put it on a machine that turns it round and round. It looks like a lot of work to make a gun.



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