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adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« on: March 11, 2013, 07:26:44 AM »
So I have my dads older Browning citori that has a fixed choke barrel mod and full how hard is it to thread them for choke tubes and where's a good place to get it done?

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 07:31:58 AM »
I wouldn't put a classic Browning under the knife but:

http://www.choketube.com/choke-tube-installation.php

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 08:06:07 AM »
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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 08:03:36 AM »
Both brileys and Carlson have done a bunch of them, but I would have to ask....what are you doing with the gun that requires the tubes?

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 09:30:04 AM »
Been shooting a lot of sporting clays.  Would be nice to have some more open patterns for the close shots.  Also thought about buying a barrel with choke tubes and keep the stock one as is.  Not sure if that's even an option  :dunno:

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 11:02:54 AM »
Citori barrels have to fitted by a gunsmith, pretty pricey.  A less intrusive and cheaper option would be to have the full barrel opened up to IC, and leave the Mod as is. 

IMHO no interchangeable choke patterns as well as a good fixed choke gun. 

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 11:13:44 AM »
Citori barrels have to fitted by a gunsmith, pretty pricey.  A less intrusive and cheaper option would be to have the full barrel opened up to IC, and leave the Mod as is. 

IMHO no interchangeable choke patterns as well as a good fixed choke gun.

A MOD and I/C will cover 98% of what you'd ever need on the sporting clays course.
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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 11:18:44 AM »
Thanks guys :tup:

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013, 11:19:35 AM »
Maybe I just need to buy a new gun.

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013, 11:34:31 AM »
If you can find a set of citori barrels getting them fitted wont be all that expensive you'd be looking at a couple hours for the smith to fit them

As far as gettin tubes done I'd use briley the make a great tube and have every choke and fashion you could think of or ever need

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2013, 05:01:13 PM »
mike orlen is the guy your looking for. his turn around time is great and his prices can't be beat at $55 a barrel for choke tubes


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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2013, 08:09:09 PM »
I've had Mike Orlen rechoke a couple of very good guns and he does great work and turn around time is the best in the business.
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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2013, 06:59:55 PM »
How much older? Belgian or japaneese?If it's belgian I'd leave it alone,I've got a Superposed 1962 silver pigeon that sports 30 inch full chokers top and bottom.I'm leaving it alone,I use that one at the bus stop at Sunneydell.

So I have my dads older Browning citori that has a fixed choke barrel mod and full how hard is it to thread them for choke tubes and where's a good place to get it done?

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2013, 09:05:28 AM »
Japanese

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2013, 12:17:24 PM »
Tube it,not of  potential collecter value IMO.

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2013, 12:20:19 PM »
How much older? Belgian or japaneese?If it's belgian I'd leave it alone,I've got a Superposed 1962 silver pigeon that sports 30 inch full chokers top and bottom.I'm leaving it alone,I use that one at the bus stop at Sunneydell.

So I have my dads older Browning citori that has a fixed choke barrel mod and full how hard is it to thread them for choke tubes and where's a good place to get it done?


if your collecting and its in nice enough shape to be worth something, lock it up and forget about it until the market gets better.

if your planning on using it, use the hell out of it.
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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2013, 04:07:44 PM »
A Citori is not a Superposed.  Chokes will increase the value of that gun.

I would do Brileys.   

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2013, 08:27:29 PM »
I'm not sure what to do. :dunno:

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2013, 08:44:49 PM »
I have used Carlson's in the past to put chokes on an A5.  They did an awesome job.  Lost 1.5" on the barrel.

Think about this;  depending on what you want, Flush chokes or about 1/2" sticking out, (extended).  Who ever does it may have to cut off 1" or so to accommodate the new chokes.  Do you want to maybe shorten the barrel?

With a Japanese barrel I would do the extended choke so that you can use it for STEEL shots as well.
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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2013, 08:45:49 PM »
just out of curiosity is this citori a field gun that gets some use for clays, a work horse gun. or is it an older clays gun that you just want to add chokes to?

i think i know based on the fixed choke set up but knowing what you plan on using it for would be helpful in possibly giving some useful advice.

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2013, 08:46:58 PM »
I have used Carlson's in the past to put chokes on an A5.  They did an awesome job.  Lost 1.5" on the barrel.

Think about this;  depending on what you want, Flush chokes or about 1/2" sticking out, (extended).  Who ever does it may have to cut off 1" or so to accommodate the new chokes.  Do you want to maybe shorten the barrel?

With a Japanese barrel I would do the extended choke so that you can use it for STEEL shots as well.

why did they have to shorten the barrel? did they give you a reason as to why or just say thats what had to be done?

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2013, 09:16:26 PM »
Too much taper at the end of the barrel(forcing cone),not enough diameter to allow for the proper tube thickness when using a more open choke would be my best guess at lopping an inch off.

I have used Carlson's in the past to put chokes on an A5.  They did an awesome job.  Lost 1.5" on the barrel.

Think about this;  depending on what you want, Flush chokes or about 1/2" sticking out, (extended).  Who ever does it may have to cut off 1" or so to accommodate the new chokes.  Do you want to maybe shorten the barrel?

With a Japanese barrel I would do the extended choke so that you can use it for STEEL shots as well.

why did they have to shorten the barrel? did they give you a reason as to why or just say thats what had to be done?

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2013, 08:10:51 AM »
I don't do much upland hunting so its mostly just a trap and sporting clays gun.

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2013, 08:30:51 AM »
personally id send it off to get choke tubes it will make the gun much more versatile and have a higher resale value if you ever decide to get rid of it, especially in the clay shooting world.

now this is just my personal opinion but if it were me and my gun id send it to briley or any other well known choke maker, nothing against the smaller guys but if you were ever to sell it people in the claysports world like brand name. not trying to sound condescending or take a stab at smaller local smiths but chokes by briley or ports by angel port or adjustable comb by phillip's gunsmithing is just a little more reassuring than work done by a smith ive never heard of, not that that smith doesnt do fine work but i know the larger companies reputations

on a side note, i really like extended chokes; no wrench required to swap them out and no guessing at what choke i have in simply look at the muzzle

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Re: adding choke tubes to old citori barrel
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2013, 10:33:11 AM »

now this is just my personal opinion but if it were me and my gun id send it to briley or any other well known choke maker, nothing against the smaller guys but if you were ever to sell it people in the claysports world like brand name. not trying to sound condescending or take a stab at smaller local smiths but chokes by briley or ports by angel port or adjustable comb by phillip's gunsmithing is just a little more reassuring than work done by a smith ive never heard of, not that that smith doesnt do fine work but i know the larger companies reputations



Mike Orlen is MUCH cheaper than briley. he has a fast turn around time and one hell of a great reputation online and off. if you are a member of shotgun world he will give you 20% off your order making his service a fantastic value.
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