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    Default Stuck choke with worn notches

    I bought a pretty nice used benelli shotgun for my wife but it has a problem.

    It has a choke that is stuck with stripped notches. Won't turn and is hard to get a hold of.

    If I can't figure it out I think I will have to make the 28" barrel a 26" and have it re-done to fit RemChokes instead if possible.

    Any thoughts?

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    Gunsmith should be able to get it out.
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    Cabelas and others sell this friction type wrench. May not be able to develop enough torque to break it loose though.


    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0003637221284a&type=product&cmCat=SEAR CH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntk=Products&QueryText=choke+wrench&s ort=all&_D%3AhasJS=+&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_DARGS=% 2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1


    I'd be tempted to soak the end of the barrel in liquid wrench or Kroil while I wait for the above item to be delivered. Good luck.

    Probably a good gunsmith would have a specialty tool for this task. Might want to look in the Brownell's catalog.

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    i had to soak mine with penetrating oil for a few days to unstick it.

    if yours is like mine they are short chokes with few threads.
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    Get a can of Kroil and soak the muzzel in it for a day or two and it should come out. If the wrench has any grip at all you can try sticking the wrench in then drop a little dry ice down into the tube and try turning before the cold gets to the barrel.Last choice is use a dremill to cut enough to bend over to get a grip with pliers and turn out.

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    Well you have three choices...

    1.you can post on the net, buy tools, try all sorts of schemes
    2. You can bring it by, we get it right out while you wait, you get a cheery "no charge" and walk away happy, later you bring us a 12er of Mountain Dew
    3. You can bring it by, we cant get it right out but have to work on it hard, so you get charged a nominal price (usually $25 if no rethreading involved)

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    Looks like Wildalaska has the best solution.

    I had a 870 with a Polychoke that I didn't bother to adjust or take apart for a l o n g time. When I tried it wouldn't budge. I soaked it for several days in Kroil and then put a strap wrench on it (external choke) and it still took a lot of force to get it to move. No thread damage, just a build up of gunk holding things tight.

    Now I make sure the choke gets taken apart on a regular basis and I use lots of choke lube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildalaska View Post
    Well you have three choices...

    1.you can post on the net, buy tools, try all sorts of schemes
    2. You can bring it by, we get it right out while you wait, you get a cheery "no charge" and walk away happy, later you bring us a 12er of Mountain Dew
    3. You can bring it by, we cant get it right out but have to work on it hard, so you get charged a nominal price (usually $25 if no rethreading involved)

    If I get down to Anchorage I will do that. Thanks.
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