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No. Only black powder shells can be used, and even than, it may not be safe to shoot. I load my own with 2 drams of 2f real black powder and 7/8 oz of shot. Have a gunsmith take a look at the gun first.

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Q: Can modern ammunition be used safely in antique shotguns?
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