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 Post subject: "UNporting"
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:55 pm 
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Often when looking through the brokers for used OUs, I see what might be a very desirable gun that's been rendered undesirable by a previous owner when they ported it.

So is there any reasonable (or for arguments sake, unreasonable) method of filling those slots/holes/teardrops? Never heard of it, and I'm guessing it wouldn't be worth the cost.



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 Post subject: Re: "UNporting"
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:16 pm 
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It would take welding and then rebluing, assuming they didn't mess up the barrels.

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 Post subject: Re: "UNporting"
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No there isn't.

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 Post subject: Re: "UNporting"
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:45 am 
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I have a 525 Citori that came with factory porting. I had it fitted with a Kolar sub gauge tube set and shoot the 20 ga tubes for 12 or 20 ga skeet. I also like having the 28 ga and 410 tubes for when I just want to shoot something different. No more trying to clean the powder fouling out of all those tiny slots.

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 Post subject: Re: "UNporting"
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:11 pm 
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Unporting is simple, it just takes an Abrasive Cutoff Saw or a Hacksaw and a steady hand.

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 Post subject: Re: "UNporting"
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:35 pm 
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Have the barrel(s) threaded for choke tubes of a length sufficient to occlude the port holes. Boom! Problem solved.

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 Post subject: Re: "UNporting"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:58 am 
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I don’t think there is a cost effective way of getting rid of ports. I’ve avoided them and passed on several shotguns that had them.


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 Post subject: Re: "UNporting"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:56 pm 
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new at this and curious. Why are ported barrels less desirable? I have read the arguments for, but not against.


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 Post subject: Re: "UNporting"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:16 pm 
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never mind,
found a post about ported chokes that pretty much explained it.
doesn't do much if anthing for pattern.
Cost more than non porte option either in barrel or choke.
Makes thing much louder, not a good thing in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: "UNporting"
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Hacksaw. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: "UNporting"
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:35 pm 
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eric..."Have the barrel(s) threaded for choke tubes of a length sufficient to occlude the port holes. Boom! Problem solved."

I am not in the market, but...your suggestion seems logical. What might be the cost of the re-threading and the purchase of the new choke tubes?

Would those costs wipe out any gain in the purchase of a ported, unloved gun?


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 Post subject: Re: "UNporting"
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:13 pm 
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Buy a new set of un-ported barrels and sell the ported ones to someone who thinks that they’re great

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 Post subject: Re: "UNporting"
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:02 pm 
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richg99 wrote:
eric..."Have the barrel(s) threaded for choke tubes of a length sufficient to occlude the port holes. Boom! Problem solved."

I am not in the market, but...your suggestion seems logical. What might be the cost of the re-threading and the purchase of the new choke tubes?

Would those costs wipe out any gain in the purchase of a ported, unloved gun?


No clue what the cost would be. Might be better to cut the barrels off and have regular tubes put in. Just spitballin’.

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 Post subject: Re: "UNporting"
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richg99 wrote:
eric..."Have the barrel(s) threaded for choke tubes of a length sufficient to occlude the port holes. Boom! Problem solved."

I am not in the market, but...your suggestion seems logical. What might be the cost of the re-threading and the purchase of the new choke tubes?

Would those costs wipe out any gain in the purchase of a ported, unloved gun?


Probably. Briley could tell you what it would cost.


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 Post subject: Re: "UNporting"
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:33 am 
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pintailwizard wrote:
Often when looking through the brokers for used OUs, I see what might be a very desirable gun that's been rendered undesirable by a previous owner when they ported it.

So is there any reasonable (or for arguments sake, unreasonable) method of filling those slots/holes/teardrops? Never heard of it, and I'm guessing it wouldn't be worth the cost.


Actually to properly answer this, the discounted price for the gun being damaged would have to be far lower than market value of an unmolested example of the same. Far enough below to justify the expense and bother to rectify the modification. To me, the gun has little value and would be simply a tinkering oddity. For that, I would hold my bid to about 10% of market value, which might, after making changes, still be too much.



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