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charlie in md
March 21, 2006, 06:47 PM
I have a 28 gauge side by side that I was given as a present about 20 years ago. It is a Spanish import. On the underside of the barrels are 2 sets of markings, one set of 4 stars, and one set of 3 stars, which I believe represent the barrel chokes. Can anyone tell me what chokes my gun has?

vr C

cmreinke
March 21, 2006, 07:29 PM
European gunmakers use stars (*) to indicate the amount of choke in the following manner:

* Full (1 star)
** Improved/Modified (2 stars)
*** Modified (3 stars)
**** Improved Cylinder (4 stars)
CL Cylinder
I've also heard that ***** (five stars) is cylinder.
This may be helpful too: http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=67050&highlight=stars+choke.

-Charles

charlie in md
March 21, 2006, 08:12 PM
CM - Thanks for the info!

vr C