For borderlands 1(?) there was a program(trainer…savefile cheat editor) that would let you actually build your own gun with each part you could choose.
For those who don’t understand…each gun is made up of parts…like gun barrel, grip, barrel…and there are lots of possible different parts when you get a gun. Which explains why 2 of the same weapon even if same level and quality will play differently.
You know that 1 time you picked up a sweet shotgun that you used for 4-5 levels then you outgrew it kept going found another that looked like it yet it wasn’t what you wanted…well if we had a smith in game we could actually BUILD the guns we use the way we want!! Make em cost a lot or limit it to like 1 gun/shield/mod crafted per 7 in game days whatever just this would be so much better than farming bosses 50 times just to get the right prefix on your weapon…only to have it have a blade attachment and no scope when you wanted it scoped…