Originally Posted by XDS45IWB
I have an old Montgomery Wards 12ga pump (Hawthorne Viking). It's in great shape, light and easy handling, and shoots well. It's not worth anything $$ wise, so I'm thinking of tinkering with it to make it a home defense gun. Problems is it's a fixed full choke. I'd like to find a short (18") cylinder bore barrel, and retain the original barrel as is.
I'd just cut to the chase, and shorten the existing barrel to 18-1/2", thereby removing the full choke and creating the HD gun.