View Full Version : Screw in chock tubes

February 25, 2008, 02:58 PM
Got one stuck in a shotgun I just bought. How do I get it out?

February 25, 2008, 03:29 PM
Suspend the muzzle in a can of kerosine for a few days. That should loosen it up. If that fails, you'll need to apply heat. Be careful with that though as you don't want to damage the barrel with a torch.

To prevent this in the future, use any good anti-sieze grease (spark plug anti-sieze stuff works just fine and is cheap).

February 25, 2008, 04:30 PM
Try heating the BARREL with a candle...When you reinstall, coat the choke tube threads with anti-seize coumpound.

February 25, 2008, 06:06 PM
Invert it in a container of "Kroil" overnight. It will come out like a breeze after that. :)

February 25, 2008, 06:07 PM
Try some penetrating oil / WD 40 / Break Free etc and let it set for 15 min or so ( if its just crud that is making it stick ) - and use a choke tube wrench to get it out.

If you got it cross threaded - it'll be tougher to get it out / and you may have to do something to repair the threads. Just keep using some penetrating oil - and take your time getting it out.

A couple of notes - clean the chokes often / put them in with a liberal amount of break free - and whether they are flush with the end of the barrel or extended - put them in by hand. You do not need a wrench to tighten them up. Stick a finger inside the choke and snug it up / that's as tight as they need to be. They should go in and out just by putting a finger inside them and backing them out of the barrel.

If there is rust or some heavy crud in the threads inside the barrel / you'll have to get a brush in there ( a choke brush, or a good stiff toothbrush with some solvent on it will work ).

February 25, 2008, 06:12 PM
+1 about finger tightening. I learned my lesson.

If you are paranoid about getting a flame near your barrel, you might try a hair dryer. I had much success using my wife's hair dryer on high for this application. That and a little WD-40, and she came right on out...

February 25, 2008, 10:01 PM
+1 blow dryer or oil carefull about both