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#604760 10/19/21 12:31 AM
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I know it's considered sacrilege to put Briley's in a hammer pigeon gun, but I'm unfamiliar with later English boxlocks. Would it be as bad to put them in a 1925-1940 trap gun? It's currently XF/XF which is altogether to tight for my uses, but I love the gun. I doubt I will sell it in the next decade or more, and it would be much more usable with screw in chokes, but I hate bodgering something if it would effect the value/sellablility as it would if it were a hammer pigeon gun! What are your thoughts?


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Is it a collectible or a shooter? I wouldn’t hesitate to put thinwalls in a shooter.

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You should do what makes you happy. Call Briley and see about putting the notch less tubes in. I know a guy who had that done to his Boss and lock tight them in. They were practically invisible and you really had to look close to tell.
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It’s your gun.
Do what makes it work for you.


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I wouldn't hesitate the least bit to put thinwall Briley choke tubes in any shooter, regardless of who made it. A really pristine American classic might give me pause, but certainly no English or European boxlock. Or sidelock either, for that matter...
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Originally Posted by John Roberts
I wouldn't hesitate the least bit to put thinwall Briley choke tubes in any shooter, regardless of who made it. A really pristine American classic might give me pause, but certainly no English or European boxlock. Or sidelock either, for that matter...
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🤦🤦 Please do not believe everything you read on the internets. A shooter grade boxlock you will not hurt the value much, a nice sidelock.....NO, Never.


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Originally Posted by SKB
Originally Posted by John Roberts
I wouldn't hesitate the least bit to put thinwall Briley choke tubes in any shooter, regardless of who made it. A really pristine American classic might give me pause, but certainly no English or European boxlock. Or sidelock either, for that matter...
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🤦🤦 Please do not believe everything you read on the internets. A shooter grade boxlock you will not hurt the value much, a nice sidelock.....NO, Never.

It's a high grade boxlock.... which is the part giving me pause. It's a Cashmore, so not exactly collectable however


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cashmore made nice gons...don flock it up...


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Same guy that will scream about putting screw in chokes in doesn't see anything wrong with honing the chokes on a vintage gun.

I say go for it....not sure I would put the notchless chokes in.
Notched chokes can be a pain to get out sometimes I can only imagine how hard a notchless choke could potentially be to get out.

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I do not think you will hurt the value a ton, you will narrow the market of buyers some I believe. In reading your I am not 100% sure if the gun in question is a pigeon gun but I believe it is, I think the potential buyers of pigeon guns may be more accepting to screw in chokes than your average buyer of a British upland gun. In short, probably not the end of the world if done properly.


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