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Stuck Choke

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Sprintcarman, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Sprintcarman

    Sprintcarman TS Member

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    How do I get a stuck choke out of my shotgun? I used anti-seize lubricant on the threads when installing it.
    Thanks, Roger
     
  2. wayneo

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    Click the link, you can do your own search, stuck choke, or choke stuck and find hundreds of posts.

    Best thing to do is stick the muzzle end of the barrel in a jar of Kroil for a day. Put the choke tube wrench in a vice and turn the barrel.

    Wayne
     
  3. OldGoat

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    wayneo has good info...also use the wife's hair dryer or other source of heated air on hot setting to heat the barrel before applying elbow grease to the choke tube wrench. This helps expand the barrel away from the choke. Regards, Ed
     
  4. grntitan

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    For better leverage, put the choke wrench in the vise and turn the gun. Sounds funny but it works.
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    The most extreme case I have seen was when the barrel had to be chucked in a lathe and the choke turned out. I would go with the Kroil and then the heat.

    HM
     
  6. Frank C

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    I have used Kroil and heat. It did not work. I sent the barrel to Briley to have choke removed.
     
  8. bridgetoofar

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    Kroil works if the issue is rust. However, badly stuck tubes are rarely due to rust. It's due to not removing and cleaning them from time to time. Over many rounds, hot powder gases mixed with molten plastic from the back of the wads creep into the space where the tube seats. It acts damn near like epoxy. Kroil won't do it. You must use heat and leverage. If it's an extended tube, use a pipe wrench. If it's a flush tube, you will need a choke remover sold by Brownells. In either case you will trash the tube. An expensive lesson - I know. Good luck.
     
  9. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Kroil is the best stuff I have ever used.
     
  10. hmb

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    If part of the problem was caused by plastic build up then soaking in acetone would help. HMB
     
  11. Star4Ever

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    Soak barrel tip in a cup of KROIL over night. I use an old frozen orange juice bottle.
    Kroil will work its way in and the choke should come out really easy after the soak.
    Kroil will not harm the blueing or finish one bit.
    Hope this helps....

    Art
     
  12. hmb

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    Either that wad isn't plastic or that acetone is not acetone. Acetone dissolves plastic. HMB
     
  13. pumpernck

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    +4 on kroil, amazing stuff!
     
  14. hmb

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    If part of the problem was caused by plastic build up then soaking in acetone would help. HMB
     
  15. Star4Ever

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    Soak barrel tip in a cup of KROIL over night. I use an old frozen orange juice bottle.
    Kroil will work its way in and the choke should come out really easy after the soak.
    Kroil will not harm the blueing or finish one bit.
    Hope this helps....

    Art
     
  16. hmb

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    Either that wad isn't plastic or that acetone is not acetone. Acetone dissolves plastic. HMB
     
  17. pumpernck

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    +4 on kroil, amazing stuff!
     
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    Heat barrel & ice choke
     
  19. Big Al 29

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    cross threaded choke IMHO.

    Anti seize should have protected the threads from any gas, plastic, etc...

    You cross threaded it I would bet.

    +1 on sending it to a pro. my bet is you would have ruined the barrel doing it your self.
     
  20. StansCustoms

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    I've had acouple that were really stuck...and I mean stuck.

    I used the afore mentioned penetrating lubricants and they do help...but after that,the real key to getting a choke out is to take a hard plastic Briley type tube knocker from a tube set gun. Put it in the choke, then take a light tapping hammer and whack it a few times. Be sure to use a hammer that is light enough that sharp blows without much weight can be delivered. The plastic knocker will not damage the choke...unless you beat the heck out of it with a heavy hammer. But the sharp light blows will loosen the threads and allow you to get the choke out.

    Be sure you have a T-handle choke tool or the equivalent that you can really grasp...and that has full contact with the choke shots..with LOTS of down pressure. Be sure you do NOT slip out of the slots. Damaged slots will really cause a problem. Tightening back and forth helps after the light hammering blows too...

    This will work with patience and repetition....or at least has proven to work very well on chokes that I really had decided were impossible.

    Best regards...Stan
     
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