I've been looking on-line a bit, and I've seen conflicting information about this shotgun. One camp says that regarding ammunition, you can't shoot 2 3/4" shells in this gun because the receiver isn't long enough, and too much pressure is built up. The other says that this is true for the Model 1893 shotgun, which was made to shoot black powder loads and the Model 1897 is ok to shoot 2 3/4" shells. Most of the ammo I've seen online here is 2 3/4". Can anyone clear this up for me. I tried posting in the other thread, but it kept auto-merging with my last post, and not showing up in New Posts. Thanks again.