(TRINIDAD, COLORADO) A gunsmithing student at Trinidad State Junior College has been awarded a scholarship from the American Pistolsmiths Guild and Brownells. Lewis Throne will receive $1,500 from American Pistolsmiths and $1,000 from Brownells. He has also been accepted as a student member of the Pistolsmiths Guild.
Members of the Guild are known to be some of the best pistolsmiths in the United States. Pistolsmiths specialize in pistols and revolvers.
Throne was a prototype machinist for 17 years in California before moving to Trinidad. He plans to graduate from Trinidad State and open up a gunsmith shop in the area, specializing in 1911 pistols.
The first recipient of this scholarship in 2010 was Dennis Chi, another high achieving Trinidad State student. “It’s basically paying for the next semester for me,” said Throne, “so it’s definitely a big help. It’s good to have industry support.”