Recent Blog Posts

The Bluing Process - What Actually Happens?

Hot salt bluing is a true electrochemical conversion process that transforms the surface level of steel into a form of controlled rust called Magnetite. In order for this conversion to occur, you need a tank capable of holding water that will rest around 290 degrees F and an alkolai salt mixture containing Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Nitrate, and Potassium Nitrate. It is a little known fact that the color your firearm will turn is based far less on the content of the salt bath and far moreso on the content of your gun!

A Texas Ranger and His Winchester 1894

In 1823, the Texas Rangers were unofficially created by Stephen F Austin, and formally became a division meant to protect the Texas border in 1835. Throughout history, they were involved in a number of well known events, such as stopping the assassination of President William Taft and the aprehension of criminals such as John Wesley Hardin and Bonnie and Clyde. Needless to say, they were a tough group!

Attention Hurricane Victims!

First of all, if you have been a victim of one of the recent hurricanes this awful season, our hearts and prayers go out to you!

If you have damaged firearms, first and foremost please be sure to check with your homeowner's insurace about bluing services, as they may cover the cost of restoration. Also, we would like to offer you a 10% discount to help.

If you have questions about your gun, need an estimate for insurance purposes, or if there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to call us at (607) 656-4356!

The Precision Bluing Team

Win the Gun Control Debate!

I was fortunate enough to come across this awesome collection of gun facts in a downloadable PDF format, and I wanted to share it with you! Keep an eye out for these facts on our Facebook page too, I'll be posting them!

Why Send the Small Stuff?

When you're getting ready to send us your gun, please be sure to include ALL pieces - even all of those tiny little screws! This allows us not only that we are able to remove damage from, restore, and protect every possible bit of your firearm, but it also ensures that your gun comes back to you with a nice, even blue throughout! 

When Your NICS Background Check is Delayed or Denied

Recently there has been debate about what retailers should do in the case of an FBI NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) check delay.  When a gun is transferred or sold, the person receiving the gun is obligated to have it sent to an FFL, or Federal Firearms Licensee.  The FFL then has a transfer form filled out by the person receiving the gun and calls NICS with that information.  

Don't Want People to Know You Own A Handgun?

Under the new New York "un"SAFE Act, your handgun ownership has now been made public! If you don't want this information to be known to the general public, you need to Opt Out! The deadline was May 15th but it's not too late! You can still Opt Out and have your records sealed. Print out this form, fill it out and take or mail it to your county court house. The form can be found here:

How About This For A Great Response?

We did check this out on Snopes and it is very true! Looks like Florida has a sheriff like Arizona has . . . Polk County Florida Sheriff - "You kill a policeman it means no Miranda negotiations...nothing but as many bullets as we can shoot into you...PERIOD." POLK COUNTY FLORIDA SHERIFF, GRADY JUDD An illegal alien, in Polk County , Florida , who got pulled over in a routine traffic stop, ended up "executing" the deputy who stopped him. The deputy was shot eight times, including once behind his right ear at close range.

New York Gun Owner Loses License Over Comments in School

As Reported on and now TheBlaze by Glenn Beck: March 1st was just another day when I put my 10 year old, fourth grade son John on the bus and sent him off to school. Or so I thought. On the contrary, today was the day that my life as a gun owner was about to change, dramatically and rapidly. Sometime during the day, my son allegedly spoke with a few of his classmates. The boys (excluding my son) were involved in a school yard pushing incident the day before.