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I was lucky enough to get 3 Browning A-5 shotguns from my wife's late grandfather. I have heard a lot about how you cannot use these guns to shoot steel-shot but the other day I was looking at the guns and noticed a "Special Steel 3" marking on the barrel.

Are these safe to shoot? The barrel's look legit to me.

Thanks in advance for any advice / input.
 

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It would probably depend on when it was manufactured.


I'd just skip the steel, and just buy some of the other heavi-shot loads out there (eg, Bismuth) that are safe in all barrels.
 

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I'm no expert,by any means but, I think the"special steel 3" refers to the barrel steel NOT the intended shot loads.Those guns probably predate steel shot. JMnotsoHO. Nick
 
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