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I know, I know: Sacrilege. But, screw it (pun intended). I love my 16 gauge Model 12 but wanted a bit more diversity with it. A friend recommended Briley chokes in Texas and so I sent it on.

Another note about this - I'm not a collector, and this is not a collector's piece. I mean, it's in decent shape, functions perfectly, but it was never going to be a very valuable shotgun. I don't have kids to pass it down to, so the real value of the thing comes from how much I use and enjoy it. And I will use it and enjoy it more, in more different circumstances, now that I have the flexibility of removable chokes.

Anyway, they were great to deal with, and I got my barrel back today!

From the profile - nobody knows...


I don't know how they drill threads into these thin walls, but they do!


Mine came with three chokes: Skeet (not pictured), light modified and improved modified. But I can get more.


The tool has a nice snug fit and works very well.


And voila!


I got the chokes that will allow steel (or any other) shot. This will come up in 16 gauge if a variety of loads becomes hard to find, or if I shoot at a preserve that requires non-toxic shot.


I haven't shot it yet, and I'm going out of town on Wednesday. But so far, I'm really impressed with the craftsmanship and customer service of Briley.
 

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Well, the gun is made to be used and to that end if she was nothing but a collector she would stay in the cabinet and never see the light of day.

If the choke tubes mean more efficient days huntin' in the field then why not!

And if ya take a look at a lot of old mdl 12's out there, you will find a lot of them with poly chokes or cutts compensators/lyman chokes on them so even back in the mdl 12's hay day, folks still saw the practical application of a changable choke---especially if they hunted with only one gun.

looks like a 1st rate job and i bet your going to enjoy the advantage of the tubes.
 

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I do whatever I want to my guns if it'll make me enjoy them more. So I say good on you, buddy. :D
 

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Thanks guys. They really did do an amazing job.

Hey johngoboom, I can always, if I wanted to go back to original, saw the last couple of inches off the end of the barrel and then attach a new bead with a radiator clamp!
 

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Hey johngoboom, I can always, if I wanted to go back to original, saw the last couple of inches off the end of the barrel and then attach a new bead with a radiator clamp!
YOU BASTARD!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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