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Is there a large shop somewhere... ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hammer1, Aug 21, 2012.

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  1. Hammer1

    Hammer1 Active Member

    Sep 26, 2010

    Is there a large shop somewhere that makes its living intentionally ruining fine older trap guns ?

    I have recently come across a dozen otherwise fine older trap guns with fixed chokes that someone has opened up to nearly cylinder or skeet choke status.

    Saw a Browning Citori trap gun this morning that was factory marked Full and Improved-Modified, but the Full choke measured only 0.005 inch choke constriction.

    Why would people do this to otherwise fine older guns ?

    Are they doing this to guns they intend to give to a despised brother-in-law ?

  2. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Yeah, but this is America and people have the right to be fools. Look at how many people chopped their barrels and added Cutts compensators despite the fact that it "cutts the value in half."

    Consider the bright side -- it makes other guns more valuable.

  3. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    S-E PA
    You might look at plastic wads...

    When shells shifted from felt to plastic wads it had a pronounced effect on patterns - they tightened up considerably - many people had the chokes opened to compensate for this.

    Oddly, in the UK modifications like this alter value only slightly (add/remove wood to change length, open chokes, etc.)
  4. MDMike

    MDMike Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    I agree with HSLDS on this. We Americans like to buy guns in like new condition wo we can screw them up ourselves.
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