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Just like screw cutting anyone can chop a few threads into the end of the barrel and use it without having it reproofed but if you want to sell it it needs to be reproofed. 

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1 hour ago, Benthejockey said:

Just like screw cutting anyone can chop a few threads into the end of the barrel and use it without having it reproofed but if you want to sell it it needs to be reproofed. 

With a rifle yes! But with a shotgun after the chokes have been opened/eased, it’s perfectly legal to sell to anyone with a shotgun certificate without it being reprooved!

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8 hours ago, Gerry78 said:

Can you not use LIGHT steel shot through any choke have seen Fowler’s using standard steel through guns choked 1/2 and 3/4 High performance steel then I think you need a more open choke 

I would use HP steel through ANY magnum proofed gun. If the shot sizes were under no.1 (4mm or thereabouts) I would use them through ANY choke.

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Ok Motty glad you cleared that up been a lot of confusing information about since steel shot came in 👍👍👍

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12 hours ago, panoma1 said:

With a rifle yes! But with a shotgun after the chokes have been opened/eased, it’s perfectly legal to sell to anyone with a shotgun certificate without it being reprooved!

Every days a school day. Makes sense but that's unusual with firearms legislation!

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21 minutes ago, captainhastings said:

Only asked because of the pattern side of things :)  I may get gun smith to check it out of curiosity or buy a gauge off amazon 

Hope you don't mean one of these types:

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3 hours ago, captainhastings said:

Only asked because of the pattern side of things :)  I may get gun smith to check it out of curiosity or buy a gauge off amazon 

A plug gauge is not definitive!......choke is the difference in measurement between the current bore size and the constriction at the muzzles!.........Get a report from a competent person using a bore micrometer!

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Choke measurement means nothing it's the pattern the gun produces with whatever shell you use which will vary greatly between cartridge types,. Jim. 

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1 hour ago, wigeon jim said:

Choke measurement means nothing it's the pattern the gun produces with whatever shell you use which will vary greatly between cartridge types,. Jim. 

Jim, whereas normally I would agree 100%, it's not the case in this instance. What we are measuring here are the physical barrel dimensions - bore and choke - to ensure that the level of the reduction in diameter will not cause excessive pressure resulting from the the unforgiving nature of the steel load.

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5 hours ago, wymberley said:

Hope you don't mean one of these types:

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I did actually ok gunsmith it is. When I look down the breach the barrels look very wide inside compared to my other sxs. Quite intrigued to find what has been done as it is a nice gun 

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1 hour ago, captainhastings said:

I did actually ok gunsmith it is. When I look down the breach the barrels look very wide inside compared to my other sxs. Quite intrigued to find what has been done as it is a nice gun 

Is it a 10 Bore?

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On 13/01/2020 at 20:52, captainhastings said:

no no 12. Looking forward to getting my eye in on the pigeons ready for the ducks next season

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Yes Winchester 23 these are 3” chamber and if the chokes have been opened (in my eyes defacing a classic but that’s only my opinion) they well handle the pressures no problem👍

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