Installing choke tubes

SamCo89

Twelve Pointer
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Hey guys, need a recommendation for a good smith- looking at having screw in chokes installed in a Winchester 120 that was my grandfathers.Currently has a modified barrel.

Or at least seeing the cost difference versus buying a win choke barrel. From researching it seems the cost will vary depending if they have to cut the barrel down & thread,based on barrel thickness.

Thanks!!


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Billy

Twelve Pointer
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No personal experience, but another member highly recommended Chris Baker at MAD Customs in Lillington. 1401 N Main St.
919-639-4840
 

SamCo89

Twelve Pointer
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No personal experience, but another member highly recommended Chris Baker at MAD Customs in Lillington. 1401 N Main St.
919-639-4840
I’m going to check with him, I was in there Friday talking to him about another project but didn’t think of the shotgun.. I know he told me he’s currently 4 weeks out on orders.. I would like to get this done before turkey season.


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kilerhamilton

Twelve Pointer
Last one I had done was 60$ it was cut and threaded. Not sure about just threaded if there is enough meat on the end.


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SamCo89

Twelve Pointer
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That would save me some money if it’s still in that range. Winchoke barrels are $2-300 on eBay..


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Lee

Four Pointer
$60 is about what I paid for the last cut and thread job. I had an H&R single shot cut down and threaded for the perfect walking shotgun.
 

SamCo89

Twelve Pointer
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So after alil research- FYI for those that may need this done in the future as well-

As of March/April 2019:

Granville Gunworks:$150

Anderson Creek Armory:$125

MAD Customs:$150

Double H guns: $75

There are a few other shops that will thread chokes, but was unable to reach them.



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Billy

Twelve Pointer
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Good information. I know MAD is in Lillington, but where is Double H Guns? Who did you choose?
 

SamCo89

Twelve Pointer
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Good information. I know MAD is in Lillington, but where is Double H Guns? Who did you choose?
Blanch,NC Caswell Co.. I’m going to go with Double H.. just ship the barrel over .


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bernardo

Eight Pointer
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Not wanting to highjack your thread but similar question, I have a 30” browning a-5 barrel with full choke fixed, non-vented smooth Belgium made in 1959. Could a smith cut and tread for browning ( or other, rem chokes, etc) choke tubes? Also need a site/beaded added as original is gone
 

SamCo89

Twelve Pointer
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Not wanting to highjack your thread but similar question, I have a 30” browning a-5 barrel with full choke fixed, non-vented smooth Belgium made in 1959. Could a smith cut and tread for browning ( or other, rem chokes, etc) choke tubes? Also need a site/beaded added as original is gone
It depends on the thickness of the barrel. What I was told is that Win-choke(browning invector,mossberg) minimum OD is .850,
.830 for truchoke. I “think” rem choke is around
.870 but sure about the other two. So throw a pair of calipers on & see. I would definitely verify with a smith.


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brownisdown

Twelve Pointer
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Not wanting to highjack your thread but similar question, I have a 30” browning a-5 barrel with full choke fixed, non-vented smooth Belgium made in 1959. Could a smith cut and tread for browning ( or other, rem chokes, etc) choke tubes? Also need a site/beaded added as original is gone
likely too thin on the old belgium made guns and a travesty to cut it anyway. I would find a japanese barrel and keep the original as is.

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bernardo

Eight Pointer
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10 4, I have another barrel with a Polly choke that might be thick enough to have done.. Just don’t like the monstrosity sitting at end of barrel! Lol
 

nccatfisher

Old Mossy Horns
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I have had 4 browning A-5s done, all Belgian and all had to go to Briley for the thinwall chokes. They were all too thin for any "standard" or regular thinwall chokes.
 
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