View Full Version : Changing choke in shotgun barrel
03-18-2002, 09:52 AM
Hi folks....a few years ago I had an Ithaca 37 barrel in full choke honed out to modified by a local gunsmith. ###I am in need of doing this again with my 870. ###I have two barrels, both full choke and I need a modified. All the gunsmiths in the area are dead and gone or out of business. Is this something that I might do myself with the proper equipment? Where could I get a reamer or hone to do the job? ###Thanks for any suggestions.
(Edited by Muley at 9:53 am on Mar. 18, 2002)
03-19-2002, 05:01 PM
Why don't you consider selling one of the barrels & have screw-in chokes put in the second barrel? ###You could probably come out with one or two tubes and break even.
I think Gundoc or one of the other 'smiths is very reasonable on the conversion on a mail-in basis.
I'd at least give it some consideration.
03-19-2002, 05:12 PM
Yankeejim...Good suggestions. ###My brain hasn't been in gear lately. I hadn't even thought about the resources we have on the forum. Our gunsmiths that post here. ###I think I need to go out and shoot a few rounds without hearing protection to clear my head. ###Thanks for your input.
03-19-2002, 06:45 PM
No sweat Muley. ###Your post reminds me that I still miss the 12 ga. Mod 37 I sold back in 1971. ###That was a fine shooting gun, even though it didn't have a vent rib or any other nice stuff. ###It sure did kill North Texas doves, though.
03-19-2002, 08:13 PM
I know what you mean about the 37. ###I got my first shotgun when I was 8 years old. A little single shot .410 made by the Bridge Gun company. Then a couple years later in 1950, my dad bought me an Ithaca 37 in 20ga and I haven't missed a shot since. Well, maybe one or two. It is the perfect pump in my humble opinion with it's bottom loading and ejection. I still have both guns. It's ironic that I will probably end up using this same Ithaca as my main quail gun after all these years. All my other guns, some 50+ are just window dressing.
03-20-2002, 04:20 PM
i can modify your existing choke or install screw in tubes
either way just drop me a line and i'll see if i could help
the model 37 Ithaca's were designed by John m. Browning and they are made from the Browning patent's
look closely at a Browning BPS pump as they are designed on the same lines
the Ithaca 37's are a very reliable gun that has proven themselves over the years that they have been in service
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