Fitter Arms

The tasks an Armourer is expected to perform include:

Assembling and replacing parts of guns rifles, pistols, etc.

Checking gun for alignment, proper fittings, grooving, functional operations, condition and service ability

Locating defects in the gun and dismantling complete arm or the defective portion, if any defect is found

Removing dents and defects by tooling or brazing the gun

Replacing broken or worn out parts of the gun

Selecting appropriate timber for the barrel

Removing rust from the gun, if any and cleaning barrel and other parts thoroughly

Assembling the gun parts in order of sequence, using hands

Scraping andpolishingouter surface of barrel, trigger, trigger guard, etc.

Performing test trial firing at range to observe performance and accuracy

Knowledge of all the components of the gun such as stock, barrel, sight, trigger mechanism, firing pins, ejector, etc.

Skilled in creating the barrel of the gun by various carpentry processes

Skilled in setting correct alignment and rigidity of the gun

Proficient in setting back and fore sights of the gun in perfect alignment with muzzle

Aware of the different ranges of shooting

Proficient in testing the gun for performance, by trial shooting at firing range

Knowledge of hot or cold gun bluing process

Aware of different types of timber used in gun making

Equipped in firing a gun

Not required



Ability to work independently



It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available in some companies

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers ? INR9,300 to INR34,800 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Capital Goods and Manufacturing Industry in India

CII has referred the Capital goods and Manufacturing industry in India as a strong, resilient and vibrant manufacturing sector. In 2011-12, the size of the capital goods industry was estimated to be 500,000 crore, the domestic demand was valued at 2, 35,000 crore and the exports were valued at 2, 65,000 crore.

As per IBEF (Indian Brand Equity Foundation), India is the fourth largest producer of crude steel and the largest producer of soft iron in the world. Presently, the Indian steel industry employs around 500,000 people while the per capita consumption in 2013 stood at around 57.8 kilograms. It is said that these numbers are expected to rise with increased industrialisation throughout the country. The Government has set up an inter ministerial group (IMG) in the Steel Ministry for effective coordination and expediting implementation of various investment projects in the steel sector.

Considering all this it is safe to state that this sector is bound to increase in the coming time and so the job profile of an Armourer will witness a lot of growth in the future.

Gun or rifle making companies

Cities and towns across India