View Full Version : How much should getting a barrel threaded for choke tubes cost?

April 10, 2007, 09:43 PM
Just curious if anyone knows how much it might run me to get a clyinder barrel threaded do it would accept chokes?


April 10, 2007, 10:07 PM
THis is a question i'd also like to know the answer to

April 11, 2007, 07:45 AM
$35.00 -$50 , If your looking for the work done checkout www.shotgunworld.com , the gunsmithing and restoration forums. The moderator has a barrel service advertized he runs . I had him do some barrel work a few weeks back and was very pleased . And a short turn around time.
You will also find a list of other gunsmiths that may be closer to you that may provide the service.

April 11, 2007, 02:35 PM
I have had Truchoke brand installed with one tube for $100.

April 11, 2007, 03:23 PM
do you mean you have one for sale?? what length? 12 gauge? would you be interested in a trade for 18.5 inch cylinder barrel?

Lee Lapin
April 13, 2007, 12:59 PM
Some of the bigger names in the business are Nu-Line, Briley, Colonial Arms, The Shotgun Shop. You should be able to find their rates on the web...


April 19, 2007, 07:23 PM
It's about $ 100 - $ 400 and companies will have package deals where they will include chokes as well.

The only mfg's I would trust with a gun is Briley or Kolar - and you can check out their web sites - the prices vary by caliber and type of gun. But in general it's reasonable.

April 19, 2007, 08:00 PM
Personally I love the Polychoke. They will install one on your barrel for less than $100.00. Never have to fool with those awkward screw-ins again. I have several polychokes on my guns and they pattern purtnear what you ask it for. If you don't like the ventilated model, there is the plain one. I like the vent model as it helps out with the recoil. I have been using them since the early 1970's and love them. Just send your barrel to them and tell them what you want the overall length to be. I have them cut down my barrels to 24" and they perform great. I have one at 20" that I use for turkey hunting. Won quite a few turkey shoots with it, also, screwed down to extra full.

Just a twist of your wrist gives you your pattern. Really works great.

April 19, 2007, 08:05 PM
Also, they make a Polychoke that will screw in as a replacement for the screw-in chokes. I use it for my Nova that came with screw-in's. Tossed the screw-ins-Don't need them. That Polychoke does a better job of consistent patterning and much, much more convenient. Just go to your search engine and type in "Ploychoke" and get the info if you are interested. I hate those chokes that you have to hunt for and use a coin or wrench to screw in and out.

April 20, 2007, 12:31 PM
Using a wrench to put a choke in and out is a big time hassle - I agree. Personally, I like the extended chokes like the Browning Midas grade - and they're real easy to screw in and out with your fingers.

But it's my opinion, that even on the "flush chokes" that go clear into the barrel - that if you can't take them in and out by sticking your finger into the end of the barrel you need to lube the choke and the barrel or you've got them in way too tight.

I've got some older field grade Brownings that still use the old invector - flush mount - system but all of the newer guns I have, I've spent the cash for extended chokes regardless of what they came with. In Browning's I've stayed with Browning chokes - but I also use Briley chokes in my Benelli and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Briley chokes.

April 20, 2007, 12:53 PM
Briley makes excellent chokes. I replaced almost all of my Browning Invector with the Briley. I think they perform better and are easier to clean. The extended chokes are easier to change too because other than the final tightening they can be screwed in by hand (fingers only).

April 20, 2007, 01:51 PM
Mike Orlen at shotgunworld.com 35 I believe for members.

April 20, 2007, 02:34 PM
Briley's web site (http://www.briley.com/) lists all of their prices for the conversion to a threaded barrel, including choke tubes. Anyone I know that has had work done by Briley has been extremely satisfied.

April 21, 2007, 12:44 AM
check out this!
Carlson's Choke Tubes
Single Barrel Choke Installation (12 and 20 GA)
includes three chokes and 2 wrenches..............$85.00 +$15 for shipping