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Put in a choke with blue locktite. Apparently, that sealant was a bit too aggressive for my use. It was the blue locktite. How do I unstick the choke tube, is there any particular solvent that will soften the seal so a standard choke tube wrench will do the job? It was a Briley choke tube, btw.

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Just heat it up w/ an electric blow torch. Locktite melts a bit over 200degF.
 

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SemperFi is correct, melts at just over 200F.
I've also used boiling water with a lot of success.
Just keep it in the water long enough for the heat to soak through.
Have also used a Wagner Heat Gun.
Mike C.
 

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Grunt is correct and will do no damage... use a hair dryer. Next time at the range let me know and I will bring small tub of anti - seizure stuff from the Texas company... forgot their name. It will secure the choke without needing a blow torch. Throw the blue locktite away -- do not use in any gun parts. Fred
 

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This is a new one on me, never have I ever heard of anybody using locktite on a choke tube before. I'll bet it didn't ever shoot loose!
 

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Worked fine, reached for it 'cause this tube often worked loose. The Kolar style tubes, in contrast to Briley, btw (their particular thread architecture) hold really tightly with just a little grease. Elegant choice in thread style, btw. I am relieved that the "blue" loctite won't hold up at over 200 degrees...very releaved. Thanks for the info!!!
 

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I used the wife's Hair dryer AND "Small" curling iron down the barrel on a Perazzi choke tube. It worked great but, now the guy that owns the gun says he "craves" a glass of Wine everytime he picks the gun Up.!!! Go figure ?? Joe joe90t
 

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If it's the right choke, why take it out? :)

I know a lot of people who would be way better off if someone Loctited their M/IM chokes in.

How about Loctite 682? Doesn't it require a lot higher temperature to melt?
 

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Thank goodness you didn't use red Locktite.
 

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i guess I don't mind the tubes coming loose. Gives me something to fiddle with on the line. Keep a quarter in your pocket and you've always got a wrench.lol Bill
 

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They have whole TV series on people doing interventions on other people when they need it. I'm thinking of doing them on excessive choke-fiddlers. Would that JB Weld stuff be more permanent that Loctite 682? :)
 

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I don't know about JB, but all of the Loctite stuff will melt. Been my experience anyway. Haven't had to use it on chokes tho. Very few adhesives will not melt. some, like solder or braze, just need more heat. Come to think of it, even a weld will come apart if you get it hot enough hahaha
 

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hi chango2 assuming u got tube out throw the locktite out. if u want tube to stay in and not shoot loose wrap tube eith teflon tape COUNTER CLOCKWISE. THEY ALSO screw out nice to howard
 
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