Yes, you can.
You can fire 2 and 3/4 inch shells in a shotgun chambered for 3 inch shells. There is no 3 and 3/4 inch shell made.
The barrel may be able to be fitted however the shotgun would still be limited to 2-3/4" shells. A longer stroke of the bolt is required when shooting the 3" magnum shells which requires a different receiver. Not the best idea.
It should be marked on the barrel or recieiver.
The Western Field model 30 pump action shotgun and the Stevens model 520 shotgun are one and the same firearm.Savage/Stevens made these for Montgomery Wards.The shotgun in question should show that it was chambered for the 12 gauge shotshell.The length of these shotgun shells were 2 3/4in. If your shotgun is not marked,I would have a gunsmith make a quick check of the chambering for you.This will only take a couple of minutes to do.
The barrel should be stamped with the applicable shells that can be shot through the gun. i.e.-( chambered for 2 3/4" and 3" loads)
All day long. Any shotgun can handle shorter shells than it is chambered for as long as they are the same gauge.
I am seeking the age of my 410 double barrel shotgun. It came from my grandfather and has the following markings: Springfield Arms Co. Pat Apr 20, 1915 X57709 It has double triggers and is chambered for 2 1/2 shells. Thanks
The length of the chamber in a 2 3/4 inch chambered shotgun is 2 3/4". The longer 3" shotgun shells will not fit in the chamber, being 1/4" too long. You can shoot 2 3/4" shotgun shells, of the correct gauge, in a 3" chambered shotgun.
Yes, shorter shells are no problem.
410 shells only and only what the barrel is marked for.
The spec's on what the gun is chambered for will be stamped into the barrel right under the name and model number. If it says 2 1/2" don't try shooting 3" shells in it, it may blow up in your face.
This is a Browning Auto-5 Shotgun, 16 guage made in 1950. It is chambered for 2 3/4" 16 ga shells
12-70 is frequently used to indicate the gauge of the shotgun followed by the length of the chamber in millimeters. In the US, or non-metric measurements, that means a 12 gauge shotgun chambered for 2.75 inch (usually read two and three quarter inch) shells. Sometimes, you'll see 12-76 to designate a 12 gauge shotgun chambered for 3 inch shells.
Yes, but beware that many blank shells contain corrosive gun powder. Clean your shotgun after firing blanks to avoid pitting your barrel.
yes 2 3/4 shell will work in a shotgun chambered for 3in as long as they are of the same gauge
It will fit on the frame but the action will not function with 3 inch shells.
There is no "break in" shotgun. A "break open" shotgun is a single barrel, double barrel, or combination rifle/shotgun which breaks open in the sense that a lever will unlock the action, allowing the barrel to pivot at a hinge at the front of the receiver, pivoting the rear of the barrel up to expose the chamber. A shells may be loaded into the chamber and the barrel pivoted back to close the action. The act to "break in" a shotgun means to fire it a few times to loosen it up.
Yes but not the other way around .You can not use 3" shells in a 2 3/4 chambered gun.
Deer slugs are the shotgun shells to use when deer hunting.
I believe that the year was 1958.That was the first year Browning chambered a magnum version of its auto-5 shotgun.
Only one can be chambered unless you have a double barrel, then there can be two. If you mean how many can be in the magazine of a repeating shotgun, you can have onlyone in the chamber and two in the magazine when hunting migratory waterfowl. Otherwise, as many as it will hold (commonly 5 in most pumps or automatics and 3 in bolt actions). However, if you live in an anti-gun state like Kalifornia or New Jersey, there may be legal limits, but they should only affect "hi-capacity" removable magazines, ie, no magazines that hold more than 9 shells.
Yes it can, however it is not as simple as lengthening the chamber in the barrel. There are in fact 12 different modifications that must be made to the shotgun to have it work properly with the longer shell. Contact the Browning service dept for a quote. Browning is the best source to have this done.
If the gun is chambered for 3" shells yes you can. Should state on the barrel what it has been cambered for.