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December 13, 2010, 06:15 PM
New to shotguns. Have older single barrel shotgun, and double barrel shotgun from 1930's - 1940's. Will modern 12 guage shells fit these? Single barrel says 3" mod on barrel. Will it accept 3 " shells and smaller? Don't know how this works...

December 13, 2010, 06:22 PM
Yep, no problem. If it's marked on the barrel for 3" shells, than 3" and shorter will work. To the gray beards here, guns from the 1930 and 40s are modern guns. ;)

December 13, 2010, 06:27 PM
Thanks sir : )

December 13, 2010, 06:43 PM
Now, is it strong enough for you to feed it some 3" buckshot? That might be a different story than a moderate goose load

December 13, 2010, 07:44 PM
Not sure why...I'm not going to jam it muzzle first into the mud...I just have 2 3/4 quail shot for it...

December 13, 2010, 08:39 PM
.I just have 2 3/4 quail shot for it.

And that would be a good thing