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 Post subject: New owner of Gallyon and Sons SXS
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:18 pm 
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I posted the same question in the classic guns forum so if it is not allowed and needs to be removed I apologize. I have a 1950's 12ga SXS made by Gallyon and Sons. I am new to the shotgun community and especially to SXS. I was just wondering if I could get some advice on what shells i need to be looking for. It is marked 2 1/2" nitro proof 1 1/8. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated, especially where a good place to source this ammo.

Thank you in advance

Gary N




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 Post subject: Re: New owner of Gallyon and Sons SXS
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:58 am 
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I believe that means it has 2 1/2" chambers & is proofed for 1 1/8 oz. of shot. The gun must have been made some time ago as I don't know of any 2 1/2" chambered guns being made in recent history. That doesn't mean it is not a quality gun. I am not familiar with that maker. 12ga. chambers today start at 2 3/4". RSTShells sells them (www.rstshells.com) & there are others that sell specialty ammo.


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