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I have 2 Super X-1 trap guns. One gun is an older model with the "screw" in front of the front bead. The other is one of the last models built. (Serial #M883XX) This later model has no scrolling and has a Full choke barrel. They both have Monte Carlo stocks but the newer one is a little lower than the older one. My question is; would I hurt the value of the newer model if I had Briley install the thin wall choke system? I then could use the gun for sporting clays, skeet, etc. The older model I would save just for trap. Any comments on this? I hate to screw up a collector type gun; but then again this will allow me to use it more. Ed
 

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Modified in any way will lower the value. You will never recover the cost of any modification. Look for a modified barrel which will cost less than an original. Tony
 

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Ed ,

Some SX-1 in that late 88xxx series were put together with a gold-toned trigger -- could that be the case with yours ? If so , you might want to keep it as "clean" as you can -- or just enjoy the sucker .

At one time Briley would put CTs in early barrels --- has that changed ? You might even check with Mike Orlen who did that to an early SX-1 barrel for me -- quickly , inexpensively and effectively . However , of late , some folk like Seminole -as I understand but can't confirm -- no longer take the risk because some SX-1 barrels are quite thin and troublesome --- and a bit like Gump's chocolates .

If you put out a WTB , right here , you might get a few responces --- won't hurt to ask .

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But Briley thin walls in it and shoot it. The gun is meant to be shot and the thin walls will make it far more versitile. Anytime a Briley chocked barrel winds up on E-bay they bring 300 bucks. You can buy a new trap barrel any time you want if you desired to make it original again. I shoot trap stocks for everything so I shoot pretty much th exact gun you describe.Jeff
 

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You people have talked me into looking for another barrel. I will try Corson's Barrels. They seem to have a couple of barrels that might be of interest. I would like a 28" modified or I/C barrel. Thanks Ed
 

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I guess I'm kind of lucky. I have a SX-1 with 3 barrels. Trap full, Trap IM and a former 30" trap full that is now 26" and cylinder. The short barrel smokes skeet targets and looks like a professional job. I bought them all that way. You will find what you want, you just have to be patient and keep looking. Bill Malcolm
 

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Depends on what you want to do with this gun/barrel. I have a 28" mod that I had thin walls put in and I am very, very, very happy with it as a Sporting Clays gun. Shoots great and Briley has no problems putting thin walls in them.

If you want to shoot full choke trap, of course keep it as is. I mostly shoot skeet and love the patterning of the 26" skeet barrels.

I agree with Jeff, these guns are to be used and you should make it as usable as you want for your needs. I don't worry about resale value on these barrels, I'm not going to sell them.

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I wouldn't put tubes in a Model 12 or SX.

Find some poor sucker that has already de-valued one of these excellent guns and trade off one that you aren't shooting for one with tubes.

You should get enough cash to boot to pay for a clinic.

Yes sirreee. That's what I would do.

Dan :)
 

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Hey Dan: I will give you one of my SX-1's for your "bent barrel" 31TC and might even throw in a bag of shot on the deal. ED
 
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