Steel shot in an old single shot?
I'm considering adding an older break-action single shot 12 gauge to my collection. I found an Ithaca M66 in good shape at my LGS, but I'm wondering:
Can these older guns handle the pressure of magnum steel shot loads? I'm looking for something inexpensive to keep in the closet for occasional hunting trips and such and I want to make sure I don't blow the thing up.
The receiver says it takes 3" shells, but will it stand up to a modern, magnum goose or turkey load?
Also, I realize a heavy load will probably kick the snot out of me in a light gun like that.