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Take it to a gunsmith and ask him to measure it. He probably won't even charge you for something this simple. If you have a lot of shotguns to check, you can buy a gauge from him.

If a dime does not fit down the end of the barral it was full choke. If it is a modified choke a dime will fit inside. Just my 2 cents

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Q: How can you tell if a shotgun has a full choke?
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