Lefever Chokes

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  1. CountryGunsmith

    CountryGunsmith New Member

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    I am thinking about buying a Lefever 16 gauge Nitro special side x side. The owner doesn't know what the chokes are but says that each barrel is stamped with a number, #2 and #4. Does anyone know if these are Lefever choke identifications? If so, does anyone know how they would correlate to 'cylinder,' 'improved,' 'modified,' etc?

    Thanks,
    dmc

    Packet
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    (12/27/02 9:25:35 pm)
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    I am not familiar with those numbers, however, if you have access to a dial caliper, I have the sizes for various chokes in 16 ga. Cylinder=.617, skeet 1 =.613, improved cylinder=.611, skeet 2= .608, modified= .603, full= .592.

    Edited by: Packet at: 12/29/02 8:13:27 pm

    Xracer
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    (12/28/02 4:07:41 pm)
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    Nice catch, Packet.

    16Gauge
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    (2/7/03 3:16:36 pm)
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    Choke markings for whatever it was choked when it left the factory should be stamped at the forward edge of each barrel flat, likely a 4 on the left flat and a 2 on the right flat.

    Ithaca choke markings were as follows:

    4 = Full Choke
    3 = Improved Modified
    2 = Modified
    1 = Improved Cylinder
    0 = Cylinder
    S = Skeet


    AntiqueDr
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    (2/8/03 8:05:41 am)
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    And those should correspond to your LeFever.


    dmc2003
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    (2/10/03 11:44:51 am)
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    Thanks for the information! That answers my question. I appreciate it.

    Dave