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I have a vintage shotgun, a Charles Daly Miroku O/U, with fixed chokes, circa 1968. Is it practical to have choke tubes installed, say Briley chokes, etc. Anyone have experience with this situation? Don't need to shoot steel shot, but would like more flexibility. My gun was marketed as the "magnum" version, 3" chambers. Maybe I should just trade in for a Browning, as Miroku is making these now.

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from New Age Bubba wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

Oops, never mind, just found this webpage price list from Briley: http://www.briley.com/2009/screwchokepricing.html

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from ishawooa wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

I have owned a couple great Charles Daly O/Us over the years. The only problem I ever heard of is that all parts are not available from Miroku any more. Consequently there is a possibility that you might have to have something custom made by a gunsmith to restore a non-functioning Miroku Daly. Mine were trap guns and saw a lot of shooting. I traded them off only because I was concerned about needing one for a tourniment and having a break down that could not be fixed quickly. I shot some of my best scores with these guns. I remember that some guy in South Dakota makes Daly parts but don't remember who or where. Probably in the southwest corner near Rapid City.

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from Oryx wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

Parts source:

http://www.wisnersinc.com/shotguns/chas.html

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from RES1956 wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

Since it is a magnum, I assume it is choked Mod/Full. Open the top bbl. to modified and shoot it till it dies, which will probably be after your death.

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from Drew McClure wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

I have experience with issues and problems like this. I use a little piece of tape to close the box if an item doesn't fit and I drive, or mail it back, and receive a full refund. Cheers.

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from New Age Bubba wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

@RES: It's a magnum but marked with two "+" marks, which translates to full chokes. But my gunsmith measured the barrels and it's really full/mod as you suggested. Think I will just open the full to IC and call it quits as tubes are very expensive.

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from New Age Bubba wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

@Oryx: Thanks for the link, just ordered two main springs. Evidently there are enough of these guns around to make it worthwhile to make parts. Bought them on Brownells site but parts made by Wisner.

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from ishawooa wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

I have owned a couple great Charles Daly O/Us over the years. The only problem I ever heard of is that all parts are not available from Miroku any more. Consequently there is a possibility that you might have to have something custom made by a gunsmith to restore a non-functioning Miroku Daly. Mine were trap guns and saw a lot of shooting. I traded them off only because I was concerned about needing one for a tourniment and having a break down that could not be fixed quickly. I shot some of my best scores with these guns. I remember that some guy in South Dakota makes Daly parts but don't remember who or where. Probably in the southwest corner near Rapid City.

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from New Age Bubba wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

Oops, never mind, just found this webpage price list from Briley: http://www.briley.com/2009/screwchokepricing.html

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from Oryx wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

Parts source:

http://www.wisnersinc.com/shotguns/chas.html

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from RES1956 wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

Since it is a magnum, I assume it is choked Mod/Full. Open the top bbl. to modified and shoot it till it dies, which will probably be after your death.

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from Drew McClure wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

I have experience with issues and problems like this. I use a little piece of tape to close the box if an item doesn't fit and I drive, or mail it back, and receive a full refund. Cheers.

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from New Age Bubba wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

@RES: It's a magnum but marked with two "+" marks, which translates to full chokes. But my gunsmith measured the barrels and it's really full/mod as you suggested. Think I will just open the full to IC and call it quits as tubes are very expensive.

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from New Age Bubba wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

@Oryx: Thanks for the link, just ordered two main springs. Evidently there are enough of these guns around to make it worthwhile to make parts. Bought them on Brownells site but parts made by Wisner.

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