Hi. I just picked up an 1948 Remington Mod. 31 shotgun in 12 gauge. It has an Aeromet receiver which is an alloy receiver that was made for about only three years starting in 1947. This was I think Remington's first attempt at a lightweight general purpose field shotgun. The shotgun originally has a full choke, but my shotgun has a polychoke installed. The shotgun is designed for use with 2 3/4 inch shells. Here is my dilema. Is it safe to shoot steel shot through it. I know that ODFW requires steels shot for bird hunting, but I'm worried that this gun with it's age and design may not be set up for steel shot. If anyoen knows an answer to the "Steel Shot yes or no" please let me know. I was hoping to use it for quail, grouse and rabbits and could use a little guidance. Thanks!