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stuck choke

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bill D., Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. Bill D.

    Bill D. Member

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    I have an extended choke that wont come out. The choke has never been installed other then hand tight. Anyone have any ideas on getting it out? I've tried everything from a rubber strap wrench to a pipe wrench. It just wont budge. And yes it had neverseize on it.
     
  2. TD1958

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    Use a heat gun on the barrel to swell it up and then remove the tube. Good luck, Tim
     
  3. Bill D.

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    Thanks Tim, I used a hair dryer but I guess i need hotter.
     
  4. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Kroil to the rescue. Soak for a day or so and use whatever you have been using to remove. That stuff is amazing. great for rust removal and copper fouling in rifles too.

    If nothing else works, I have heard of cutting it out with a lathe, that's the last resort.

    HM
     
  5. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    A propane torch will not hurt the bluing but will get it hotter than a hair dryer.

    If that does not work...get the big torch.
     
  6. grntitan

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    I'd soak it with Kroil, PB Blaster or some other quality penetrating oil over night. Stuff the barrel with a rag and shoot the penetrating oil in from the breech end and set the barrel choke end down for 24 hours. If you have a choke wrench for for extended chokes, chuck that wrench in a bench vise and turn the barrel/gun. You get more torque that way.


    I have also used heat from a true heat gun. Make sure to heat the barrel evenly as if it would when shooting. That brings me to my next option. Go out and fire off a round of trap or two as fast as you can and then loosen it up. I always loosen my choke right after I'm done shooting for the day. Then when the barrel cools down, I do not have this issue. My Beretta 682 ain't bad about doing that but my Brownings are notorious.
     
  7. steele

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    I've posted this before & quite a few guys on TS have tried it with excellant results. Get about a 4" piece of 1/2" copper pipe/tubing. Cross drill a hole, 1/4", sideways about 3/4" from one end. Mix up some Accra-Glass Gel
    (barrel bedding material) & glue the copper into the choke tube. Make sure the tube is clean/dry & don't get any in the barrel. Let this setup for 24+ hours. Put a screwdriver/rod thru the drilled hole & twist the choke out. The "grunt factor might be pretty high" After the choke is out, heat some water close to a boil. Put the choke tube with the copper in the water. Accra-glass does not like heat & will soften pretty fast. The copper will come out, then use a bore brush on a battery drill to clean out the choke. It takes a little time, but I have never damaged a choke tube. Butch from Pgh
     
  8. slayer

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    He's already had a pipe wrench on the choke so it's probably toast. A good soak with kroil, some real heat and then the pipe wrench again with the gun in a vise. Put a cheater pipe on the wrench and go for it. If that don't do it, it's off to the gun shop and some $$. Bill
     
  9. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Do not under estimate the power of KROIL. It works
     
  10. wayneo

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    What Matt said. Soak in Kroil as stated above.

    Put choke in vice and turn barrel. Produces way more torque.

    Wayne
     
  11. Unknown1

    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

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    If the choke had wrench slots in the end, 100 Straight Products makes a gorilla stuck choke removal tool:<center>
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    Keller
     
  12. 1oldtimer

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    I have tried various methods. Using a propane torch with reasonable heat worked for me when other methods failed.
    Clyde
     
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