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Old 11-10-2017, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default 2 1/2 in. 2 5/8 shotgun shell source for early 20 century shotguns.

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Just found this site. I have a 1910 Win. Mod. 97 military shotgun with full vent and bayo. Probably used in WWI it has notches carved in?
You can use 2 3/4 with extreme occasional care? But it calls for 2 1/2 to even 2 5/8 shells which was common back then.
Hitchcock .45 on YouTube ran 2 3/4 through his for demo and it was jam omatic. Shells are not cheap but what the hell.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:59 AM   #3
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The old shotguns have a different method of calculating shell length size. I learned this the hard way. Old shells use a roll and not a flare when the end of the shell opens. A roll is slightly shorter when opened so the kick will knock you out if you are using a modern shell in a old gun.
Also to be safe, I used a chamber gauge to check and sure enough, its too short so I did a chamber job by reaming the "forcing cone " out a bit. You can look up "forcing cone" and see that its not a good thing to fire modern shells in a old 97 unless to first do the chamber modification.
After I reamed my cones, the kick was much less and the shells(modern) were a lot less distorted.
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