Re: Barrel Markings on 1928 Field Grade 12 ga Archived Message
Posted by Tom Martin on February 16, 2014, 8:15 am, in reply to "Re: Barrel Markings on 1928 Field Grade 12 ga"
First off, "high brass" and "low brass" have no meaning with regard to modern shells. The things that are important are pressure, weight of the payload of the shell and velocity. The only thing you can tell from most shells about pressure is that they will conform to SAAMI standards. A 1928 LC Smith gun will be strong enough for any 2 3/4" modern shell as far as pressure is concerned. The concern with LC Smiths is with the head of the stock that is liable to crack due to recoil, and recoil has nothing to do with pressure. Recoil is entirely controlled by the weight of shot and velocity, so reduction of recoil and reduction of velocity is what is important. Having the head of the stock and the lock plate recesses will make your gun safe for reasonable loads.