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ZAFER-CHOKE
® screw-in choke tubes are made of high-grade steel for corrosion resistance and durability with special heat treatment. ZAFER SEMI AUTOMATIC Shotgun is supplied together with 3 ZAFER-CHOKE® choke tubes. These chokes have 1, 3 AND 5 notches in their top rim for different purposes. For other chokes (2 and 4 notches) please contact ZAFER distributor. All ZAFER-CHOKE® tubes are designed for use with factory cartridges loaded to standard specifications.

ZAFER-CHOKE® tubes are also inscribed on the side with the patterns F, IM, M, IC, CL they produce with lead shot. ZAFER-CHOKE® tubes are fully interchangeable. You can use them with other ZAFER products.

ZAFER-CHOKE® is a registered trademark of ZAFER ARMS COMPANY.

WARNING: Do not use ZAFER-CHOKE® tubes ın any shotgun barrels not supplıed by zafer. also, do not use any other chokıng devıce ın any shotgun barrels saupplıed by ZAFER.
 

ZAFER-CHOKE® CODES (DEFINITION)

 
To identify ZAFER-CHOKE® tubes, use the identification mark(s) located on the top rim of each tube. These notches are a code to allow you to determine the choke designation while the tube is installed.
 

ZAFER-CHOKE® TUBE SELECTION

 
To help you choose the correct choke tube for each hunting situation, all ZAFER-CHOKE® tubes are inscribed on the side with the patterns they produce with lead shot. The notches on the rim and pattern designation on the side are only for lead shot. For steel shot you will need to use the cart below to cross-reference from lead to steel and determine appropriate tubes for your ammunition and hunting/shooting situation. Since steel shot generally patterns tighter than conventional lead shot loads, it would be wise to avoid the use of steel shot altogether in conventionally choked "FULL CHOKE" barrels. "MODIFIED CHOKE" barrels generally deliver "FULL CHOKE" patterns when used with steel shot.

 
Standard Markings American Designation
(Pattern with Lead Shot)
Rim Notches Compatibility with Steel Shot Pattern with Steel Shot
0 (*) F (Full) I Not Recommended -
00 (**) IM (Improved Modified) II Not Recommended -
000 (***) M (Modified) III Recommended F
0000 (****) IC (Improved Cylinder) IIII Recommended M
C 0000 (*****) CL (Cylinder) IIIII Recommended IC

WARNING: Whenever handling any shotgun for the purpose of removing or installing a choking device, make absolutely certain the gun is fully unloaded, and the action is open. Never attempt to remove or install a shotgun choking device on a loaded firearm.
 

REMOVAL OF CHOKE TUBES

 
WARNING: Check the firearm is unloaded. If not, unload the firearm by operating as described in the chapter "Unloading the shotgun".
WARNING: Never look into the muzzle or change tubes on a loaded gun, even with safety engaged.1. Unscrew (counterclockwise) the choke tubes with the ZAFER choke tube wrench supplied (Photo 33). Remove the choke tubes from the muzzle.
 

CLEANING OF CHOKE TUBES

 
WARNING: Check the firearm is unloaded. If not, unload the firearm by operating as described in the chapter "Unloading the shotgun".

WARNING: Never look into the muzzle or change tubes on a loaded gun, even with safety engaged.

1. Carefully clean the choke housing. If necessary, use a cotton patch coated with gun oil.
2. Check the choke to make sure it is perfectly clean inside and outside.
3. Apply a thin coat of gun oil to the threads of the barrels and of the choke tubes.
 

INSTALLATION OF CHOKE TUBES

 
WARNING: Check the firearm is unloaded. If not, unload the firearm by operating as described in the chapter "Unloading the shotgun".

WARNING: Never look into the muzzle or change tubes on a loaded gun, even with safety engaged.


1. Apply a thin coat of gun oil to the threads of the barrels and of the choke tubes.
2. Insert the desired chokes into the choke housings.
3. Carefully hand screw the chokes into the barrels clockwise. Using the ZAFER choke tube wrench tighten the chokes until they are fully bottomed into their recesses in the barrels.
4. Remove the choke tube wrench after tightening.
 

WARNINGS

 
1. WARNING: Never shoot choke barrels without using choke tubes. Shooting without choke tubes is very dangerous as debris could be trapped by the threads and create barrel obstructions. This situation is very dangerous when firing and may cause damage to the shotgun and serious injury to the shooter and bystanders. It may also cause erratic shot pattern and can damage the barrel's internal screw thread irreparably.

2. WARNING: Choke tubes must be kept correctly tightened in the barrels at all times, even during storage and cleaning. Cleaning barrels with no choke tubes in place can push dirt into the barrel threads, causing improper choke installation, rusting, or barrel obstruction.

3. WARNING: Periodically check, with the unloaded and opened chambers, whether the chokes are fully and tightly set into the barrel. If necessary, firmly tighten the chokes, using the ZAFER choke tube wrench, until they can be tighten no more. This tightening is needed to avoid damage to the barrels and to avoid propelling the chokes out of the muzzle when the gun is fired, which may cause damage to the gun or injury to persons.