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    Choke ID?

    Anyone know what choke this might be on my old Itaca 37 20 ga.?

    The 'only' lettering states: '20 ga Weaver Choke, El Paso, Tex USA'.
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    http://www.corsonsbarrels.com/weaverchokes.htm

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    Thanks Skiff, but nothing there.

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    Starting to uncover the mystery. Found this pic and comment on another forum:

    "..that is an old weaver choke that has a built in compensator, extremely popular in the 50s and 60s with trap/skeet shooters. I personally think they are very ugly and make the gun unbalanced, however they are very functional and some models were even adjustable as to how much choke you needed...".

    Apparently mine just has what is called the 'choke body' (as called by dealers on gunbroker), with no choke. Kinda makes sense, since mine 37 was made in 50 or 51.

    Also had this comment posted:

    "..Yes, the part with the holes and inscription is indeed the compensator/muzzle brake. if you will shine a flashlight from the other side you will notice the end of the barrel, a large gap and the beginning of the choke, the shotcup and wad actually exit the barrel followed by the hot gasses and enter the choke while the gasses escape through the ports, thereby making follow up shots quicker and more precise. UGLY THEY ARE, BUT THEY DO INDEED WORK...".
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    I had an old Mod 11 Remington that had one of those installed. Killed many a Quail and Dove with that gun as a kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .452dia View Post
    I had an old Mod 11 Remington that had one of those installed. Killed many a Quail and Dove with that gun as a kid.
    Do you recall if the choke sat all the way inside the compensator?

    It appears that I just have the compensator. Inside the compensator are just 3 rings round the interior radius. I would probably leave it as is, but I'm not sure if wad paper will hang up on those rings, as they have squared edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerk View Post
    Do you recall if the choke sat all the way inside the compensator?

    It appears that I just have the compensator. Inside the compensator are just 3 rings round the interior radius. I would probably leave it as is, but I'm not sure if wad paper will hang up on those rings, as they have squared edges.
    Sounds like you may be missing part of the compensator. It's been a long time since I owned that gun but if I remember correctly it had a smooth cylinder with holes in it from the actual muzzel to the end of the compensator. Can you get a good photo from the muzzle end that shows the rings you speak of? Also, by any chance is the end of your compensator threaded on the inside?
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    Quote Originally Posted by .452dia View Post
    Sounds like you may be missing part of the compensator. It's been a long time since I owned that gun but if I remember correctly it had a smooth cylinder with holes in it from the actual muzzel to the end of the compensator. Can you get a good photo from the muzzle end that shows the rings you speak of? Also, by any chance is the end of your compensator threaded on the inside?
    Yup, threads run from the exit end to the first ring. And with counting the thread stop, there are 5 rings. The inside circumference of the rings appears to be the same as the barrel.

    It's got me stumped as to where the choke mounts. Hopefully it's not supposed to look like the picture I posted from another thread.
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    It looks like you have the compensator part without the choke which screws into the end where the threadsa are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .452dia View Post
    It looks like you have the compensator part without the choke which screws into the end where the threadsa are.
    If so, that's fine, I will just leave it as is without a choke. My concern was that the choke may have been intended to run all the way to the barrel end, but then, what would be the sense off having holes in the compensator? My concern was wad material hanging up on the rings inside the compensator.

    Any thoughts?

 

 
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