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Soooo, I went to the range today and the 12g model of my 20g fell in my lap by happenstance. I'd been fretting about getting a deer gun (we're in special regs) so I grabbed it, making a "married pair" as the gentleman who owns the range and shop called it
. He was actually on his way out to give the gun away to someone as barter but happened to get it out when he had a question about my magazine on my 20 (he helped me get it plugged up with a pencil - is that normal?).

Anyway, a twist of luck brought me and this gun together, but I am not sure about some things. It's an older model, Savage 67e like my 20g. My 20g is a fixed full choke, though, and this is a newer model with an interchangeable choke barrel. The choke that came with it is unmarked. It has two notches on it, though. Can anyone tell me what kind of choke this is? Then, I need to figure out how to get other chokes...

Thanks in advance if anyone is able to help.
 

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2 x notches usually means Improved Modified. BUT, I am not sure that this is ALWAYS the case. As far as a plug goes, I would get a piece of dowel rod and us that as a plug. It's more substantial and less likely to get jammed in the spring. Good luck wiht your gun, sounds like a winner.
 

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Thanks, that's what I read, too, but then I got nervous maybe that wasn't the case in 1984 or whenever this gun was made. I really love my 20, so I was REALLY happy to find this. I'm pretty cheap, um, I mean <span style="font-style: italic">frugal</span>, so the price was right. I was not looking forward to shelling out for something more expensive, and not knowing what might work for me. This one fits better than my 20 even. But with those older guns, there are always some things to figure out. I will work on getting a dowel in there. Now that I've seen how to do it, it should be a piece of cake.
 

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In the older guns the test was that if a dime wouldnt fit in the barrel at the business end it was a full choke...
 

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We looked around again, and it turns out the choke tube has two notches for the choke wrench, <span style="font-style: italic">but no other notches</span>! I found sites that suggested this means skeet and that it means extra full. Would you be able to tell visually if it was extra full? I can't see any visible constriction at all.

Some sites seem to say that Winchester choke tubes will fit, but at least one I found said they're not a perfect fit. Does anyone know where we might find older Stevens choke tubes?
 

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You need to buy ones of those gauges to tell for sure......they are less than 10 dollars.......
 

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Buckshot1822 said:
You need to buy ones of those gauges to tell for sure......they are less than 10 dollars.......
We're on it! It's on order and they took my money so it's probably shipping. I checked around and got good advice that Winchoke tubes will likely be the ticket if we can't find the originals (or if this choke is not sufficient for what we need).
 
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