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    Stuck Chokes

    I have a Browning Gold hunter with a stuck choke, real stuck. Any one with ideas on how to remove. Yes it's been to a gunsmith and nah still stuck.
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    Which gunsmith?? I had some stock work done by Dollimore a few years ago. He removed a stuck choke at the same time which another gunsmith couldn’t budge. He’s local to you so may be worth a nudge.

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    Was Rob. Great gun smith but this one a bit to stuck for even him. So don't fancy my chances of a removal unless there some miracle.
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    Leave the choke end of the barrel in a container of oil / penetrating oil for a day or two and try again. Warm up the barrel with a few shots and try while hot. A few rapid heating / cooing cycles to break the grip on the threads.
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    Whys it stuck? leave it outside?
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    Dose it in Kroil and leave it standing a while. Kroil is a wicking oil that creeps into microscopic tolerances.

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    Maybe do a rapid fire of 15 shots then try and unscrew it
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    If it is soo stuck, does it need to come out ? Would sooner leave it than mangle it.
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    Penetrating oil, then heat the outside of the barrel and try again preferably with a sharp impact. If not sucessful try tightening it then back the normal, way that often loosens a siezed thread. Next time dont confuse the locktite with lithium grease (-:

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    Apply whatever product you use whilst the barrel end is warm

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    going to try PB Blaster as my penetrating oil, have heated up the end with a blow torch Tomorrow I will try and move it with a easy out.
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    do not use an easy out , on a thin wall choke it will expand it outwards and do more damage. you can buy an aerosol can from engineering supplies that can freeze metal with its spray, i would heat the outside gently then spray inside the choke to shrink it after soaking in penetrating oil, then try undoing it.
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    soak it in a tin of penetrating oil of your choice. Apply some heat to the outer barrel - not onto the choke directly. Do not get it red hot , you only want to encourage the barrel end to expand a little. pop it back in the penetrating oil whilst its warm.
    Do this several times a day for a week or so. Do not try to unwind the choke at this stage - you want to get that lube into the thread.

    After a week clamp the barrel in a wooden joiners vice or similar. Apply some warmth - again do not over heat the barrel - and try to turn the choke with the correct choke spanner. You may need help here - need to push on the spanner and turn at the same time.

    Once you get a little movement - pop it back in the penetrating oil. This is not a fast fix...

    You risk wrecking the choke spanner but its cheaper than a choke tube . Continue with the warm/turn business . Back and forwards . Eventually you will get some decent movement and then you can start to apply more force on the spanner.

    In the event that it wont unstick at all - have it machined out to the point that only the thread material is left , then chase that thread out with a pick.

    I took two weeks to get a choke out of a barrel - it had been there for probably ten years but it came out . Dont get rough , be patient .
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    GA you are missing the obvious! Vice, hacksaw, sorted. Ha ha ha ha
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    @muzza my suggestion is similar to your last idea. worst case scenario is the last option I have to do when a bolt is broken in something and I have to heat, bash etc. it out. Get a dremel with a set of stones/carbides and slowly and gently cut a groove down the length of the choke until you can just barely see the top of the threads. Do his on both sides if you have too. As an added bonus you could then leave it soak for a little bit longer but I'd give it a crack at first trying to turn it and then with something pointy try to collapse the choke in on it self.
    It can relieve the pressure on the threads which at a guess are probably rusted in
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