Ray’s Technical Corner

Q Ray, I went to a local gunsmith to get my Parker shotgun reblued, and he told me he could not reblue it because he only used “hot bluing.” He went on to say that this would cause my barrels and ribs to come apart. What’s up with that, and what should I do?
Mike Rush – WA
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Ray’s Technical Corner

Q I would like to inquire about introducing my nephew to skeet shooting who is a new shooter using a .410. He has never fired a shotgun and is 14 years old. How would you recommend I proceed?
Landon Malevich, MI
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Ray's Technical Corner

Ray responds to questions from readers on technical, repair and maintenance issues with shotguns. If you have an inquiry about an ailing shotgun or just want some tips on keeping your gun shooting as long as it can, send your questions to Ray via e-mail to shotgun@shotgunsportsmagazine.com and watch for his response in a future issue of Shotgun Sports.