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Basic choke threading

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by skeet100, Jun 2, 2008.

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  1. skeet100

    skeet100 Member

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    I have a 70's era gun I want to get some use out of. Not looking for steel shot proof just need a simple threading and a few tubes.

    I know of Briley and have heard of Mike Orlean.

    I know from reading here a lot of top quality barrel work goes on with trap shooters so who gets the nod for good work priced fairly. Like I say this isn't a $10,000 shotgun but I dang sure don't want it messed up either.

    I see where if you go with Briley you get to buy Briley tubes and they are more than most.

    Just a little advice needed.


    thanks
     
  2. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I'd recommend Carlson's in Atwood, KS.

    They'll put Tru-Choke tubes in for a pretty reasonable price, and their turn-around is fast.

    In fact, I have my daughter's 1100 barrel there now. Sent it Thursday of last week. They called this morning and said they'd received it, and I should have it back Friday of this week.

    They did a over/under for me a couple of years ago.

    Briley is, of course, the bigger name, but they're turn-around time and pricing aren't as good as Carlson's.
     
  3. redhawk44

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    Just be sure to use someone who specializes in this kind of thing.

    As a Machinist of many years, I can assure you that there are a LOT of ways to mess up a good barrel if the person doing the job hasn't had some experience at it, or at least a tool maker or machinist who is used to doing prcision work.
     
  4. skeet100

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    Stu Wright or Tom Wilkinson are the ONLY two people who will install choketubes for me..

    How do I contact these guys ????

    I have seen several positive words spoken about them here.
     
  5. slowdp

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    some very good work is done by Seminole Gunworks. The chokes will fit the bore. These guys do not sell a one size fits all. It will be right. http://www.seminolegun.com/
     
  6. Jawhawker

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    skeet100, Tom's number is 919-603-0167 and Stu's 618-357-8933
     
  7. DTrykow

    DTrykow Active Member

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    I second Redhawk44 thread. Briley broke their bit in my Rem 1100 LH barrel. Ruined it. They wanted to cut 4" off of it to make good on it. I told them no and they paid for a new one. I had some other issues with them too. Wright's has done great work for me and their chokes pattern excellent. Dave T.
     
  8. ExFedex

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    Have nothing bad to say about any of the above firms but I have picked up a few Remington LT-20 barrels at gun shows, internet sales, etc. that had been shortened a fews inches and had Carlson's put choke tubes into them. They are steel compatible for the same price. Workmanship is great as is price too.
     
  9. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Just fyi;

    Thursday, 29 May, I sent my daughter's Left-Hand 1100 barrel to Carlson's for choke tube installation, and to add beads to the rib.

    I got it back, complete, with three choke tubes and a speed wrench on Tuesday 3 June.

    About $165.00
     
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