Frozen Choke

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  1. HNH

    HNH Senior Refuge Member

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    Well, guess I’ve put off addressing a seized choke tube for long enough. Any recommendations of a gunsmith in the KC area that is familiar with this type of work? This thing is welded in there and after several broken wrenches, guess I’ll see if a pro can have better luck.
     
  2. DEADEYE

    DEADEYE Elite Refuge Member

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    Did you try Kroil or putting it in the freezer.
     
  3. HNH

    HNH Senior Refuge Member

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    PB blaster and heat. I was going to give Kroil a go also and try and find a tool that digs into the inside of the choke. Never heard of freezer, but I’m down. Just wanted to start researching Smith’s to have in my back pocket.
     
  4. Mack Molloy

    Mack Molloy Elite Refuge Member

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    A buddy of mine had the same issue...the gunsmith used heat and actually bent the barrel taking it out.
     
  5. marshmob

    marshmob Elite Refuge Member

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    I did one by soaking the end in deep creep
     
  6. Dale

    Dale Senior Refuge Member

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    Soak the choke in Pentro 90 or PB blaster. For a couple of days. While it's soaking buy a nipple extractor slightly larger than the choke ID. Grind the extractor down to fit. If you go too far use coarse sand paper as shim material. Go slow and good luck.
     
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  7. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor Flyway Manager

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    ED Vanderbeck and WHUP ! Hen like this.
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    Cliner Senior Refuge Member

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    Happened to me and I tried almost all of the ways above minus 10gagenut's suggestion. I took it up to Frontier Justice in Lees Summit and had the guy get it out. Took him a bit but he got it out. It's back to being stuck in there again, so I said forget it, it's a permanent modified now. If you do go to Frontier Justice, just take it up there and talk to him, the dude won't return phone calls.
     
  9. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor Flyway Manager

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    Been using Birchwood Casey Choke Tube grease for years now, anti seize works just as good but hard to find in this small a tube. Never once had a tube stuck in 20 years of using it.
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1014641265/birchwood-casey-choke-tube-lube-3-4-oz
     
  10. hannibal

    hannibal Senior Refuge Member

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    Just sell the dam thing to some unsuspecting poor soul and start over. I'm completely exhausted with all the steps, tools, techniques and witchcraft required to get a choke tube extracted from a scattergun at this point!!! :)
     
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