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    Posted: 31 Dec 2017 at 11:38am
I was given a Gator (Paradigm) choke tube by someone. This is the choke the SEAL's made famous in Nam. He had assembled it wrongly, and couldn't get the spreader lined up correctly to the barrel. It had been glued in place with permanent LocTite. He was only supposed to glue the tube to the spreader, but had glued it all together, and onto the barrel. How he got the choke out of line I have no idea. Anyway, he couldn't get it back apart. Now I have one of the Gators and like it a lot. It spreads the buckshot out horizontally. They cost almost $200. I was told if I could get it off the barrel I was welcome to it. Now heat was out of the question, as was clamping and brute force. I didn't want to damage the barrel or the choke. I looked to the internet for guidance. LocTite recommended soaking it in PVC pipe glue primer. I rigged up a piece of stainless pipe to act as a tank. Inserted the barrel and gave it a try every morning. On the fourth morning the choke and adapter screwed out of the barrel, and with  the assist of some padded jaw pipe wrenches, the adapter screwed out of the Gator Choke. No damage to anything. For twelve dollars worth of primer I have a choke and adapter. Now to figure out what to put it on. Probably my Winchester Model 97 Riot gun that I rescued from the trash heap. He has his barrel back and the other chokes still work like they should.  
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Back in the mid-70's, we wound up with a lower packing seat glued into a valve bonnet while trying to extract and replace. It was glued in with Eastman 910. I talked to Eastman about the problem and they recommended two solutions. The first was to use nitromethane to dissolve the glue. Fortunately the laboratory on site had some and it worked after multiple cleanings. The second solution was to heat the part to 350 degrees to destroy the glue. The later was not tried.

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Thanks for the tip, I'll file it away for future reference. And yep, I still work on stuff, my lawn mower is a 1996 Lawn Boy 2 stroke, fires up on the 3rd pull every spring.
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