I am pondering with a friend on how to remove a stuck choke on his MX-15 UnSingle. It is a Briley choke inside of a Perazzi Barrel that has a Wilkenson stamp on it! I suggested sending it to Giacamo, or maybe back to Wilkenson in NC.
This might sound drastic, but it works. A few years ago I had a stuck tube in a Ljutic. I got a 3-4" piece of copper pipe, & cross-drilled a hole thru it about 1" from the end. I scuffed the rest of it pretty rough. I cleaned the inside of the tube & used Accru-Glas expoxy to glue the copper into the stuck tube. It setup overnight. I put a screwdriver thru the hole I drilled in the copper, using it as a spanner wrench. The tube came out with a little grunting. Accru-Glas doesn't not like heat, so I put the tube with the copper still attached in a small pot of water & heated it. 10-15 minutes was all it took for the Accru-Glas to soften & they all came apart. I put a bore brush on a cordless drill to polish out any left over Glas. It takes a little time, but it came out w/o damaging anything. I've a quite few guys on here try this & each one was impressed how well it worked & with no damage. Any type of metal pipe will work, but copper conduct heat best, so it worked faster. The glued in pipe provides complete 360 degree contact with the choke, which lessen any chance of bending or tweeking the tube. Butch
I've soaked them in penetrating oil or Kerosene for a day or two and then used a heat gun on the outside of the barrel while putting some steady torque on the choke tube. That has worked every time for me. I now use a good antisieze on the threads and clean and refresh it regularly.
Quack Shot---Thats exactly what i've been doing now for about the last 4 years after i had my own stuck choke issue. I had one stuck i thought was never coming out. Just a dab of the grey anti-sieze and i have not had an issue since. An ounce of prevention.......you get it.---Matt
Nobody has mentioned the fact the tube is really not stuck. Depending on who TW does the work for, He will locktite the tube in so you cannot remove it. I know that the EELL that Brad Dysinger shoots on caps has a wilkerson tube that has never been out of the barrel since TW put it on with locktite.
Just like Quack Shot says it's by Permatex. It comes in a really small can with a brush. I think I got mine from NAPA. Don't recall how much I paid. One can lasts a long, long. long time. Paul in Nebraska
Thanks guys, i'll check Auto Zone this morning. The silver stuff i'm using does get a little thick after its been used awhile probably from the heat. It has never set up and not allowed the choke to come out though.---Matt