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Unread 07-12-2021, 11:53 AM   #1
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I recently bought a pair of reproduction DHE shotguns - a 20 and a 28. Both are double trigger 28 inch guns choked M/F. They are not mint - showing normal wear from typical use. Since they are not collector pieces I would like to open the chokes so they are more useful. I'm in Texas and can get this done at Briley in Houston. Is there any reason I should not do this other than not altering the original factory configuration for collector purposes? Also the DHE 20 has a broken right ejector. Are there any recommendations for a gun smith who could fix it? Maybe open the chokes too? I appreciate any insight. best regards, Chris
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I was looking at Kody Kearcher’s website and he fixes broken ejectors.
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It’s not uncommon for the right ejector on Repros to break.

I would recommend you test pattern both guns before opening the chokes. You may learn they might do the job nicely on wild birds… unless you’re shooting woodcock in tight cover.





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John, Dean - thanks for the responses! Chris
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I opened the chokes on my go-to grouse repro and have never regretted it. I am sure Briley could do a good job. An alternative might be to have Briley thin wall choke tubes installed. I have a 20 with them and have no complaints. I have heard that they will not install them in a 28 due to lack of barrel material.

As for the ejectors, your problem is likely the ejector hammer. I've broken two of them. Joe Breda markets a quality replacement. It does require some fitting and that means a smith familiar with Parker ejectors. Sorry I do not have his contact info but he advertises in Parker Pages.
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Not mint then open them up to what fits your needs. I'm guessing your 28 gauge is tight as tight can be, but putting them on paper is always a good thing to do.
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I believe Joe will be posting something shortly on his Ejector hammers.
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Or you can shoot Joe Breda a PM from here.





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Joe Breda here.
Yes, I do have a new stock of Ejector Hammers and ready for shipping!
Give me a call. 661-902-1602
Email. Blackjackcash2@cs.com.
Email, call, or text me and I can tell you more about them.
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Joe, Sure would like for you to be a PGCA member, I know you advertise in Parker Pages.
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