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Hey Guys. does anyone have a good way of getting a stuck choke tube out?? i neglected the clean the gun like it should have been cleaned
, and now the choke tube it seized up in there. i was thinking about heating up the end of the barrel with the torches to get it out.... any suggestions?
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Yea, about once a month
Soak it over night in breakfree or pb blaster then try it. If still stuck stick the end in boiling water for a few Min and then try it again. if still no good, Use a block of wood and a hard faced (plastic non maring) hammer. with the choke end on the block you can hit it with the hammer as your turning the barrel all the way around the choke area several times to break it loose. you can hit it pretty good without damage but be careful of the rib. If it is camo I place a wash cloth (1 layer) over the barrel as I work it.
If this still does not work you now have a fixed choke barrel
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i actually had this problem this year and since i never change my choke anyway i wasnt too worried but i took it out and shot about a box of shells through the gun and it must have jarred the choke because it came out pretty easily after that
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PB Blaster, soak overnight.
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Kroil is some good stuff too....I once had to help remove a choke tube by welding a piece of metal to the inside of it so we could get enough leverage to screw it out. It ruined the tube, but we got it out.
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Kroil would also be my suggestion. Try soaking the end of the barrel in a jar of it overnight.
If not, then heat would be the answer, or there is a tool made to take care of such a thing.
Be sure to clean the threads out. I would use a 10ga brush on a section of cheap 3pc cleaning rod. Chuck it in a drill, and use oil.
I would suggest using choke lube, and threading the choke in finger tight. Even flush choke tubes. Never had a stuck choke, and have used this method since I began shooting.
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i dont think i would torch the muzzle of my shotgun.
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I'd have to agree.
I know if you use a torch on the reciever you can make poor mans case coloring on worn guns. I'd imagine the barrel would change colors too, to say the least.
Cork it and fill it from the inside with Kroil, PB ect.
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